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Articles by Chris Brook-Carter
Timing is everything in life. And few people will be feeling that sentiment more this week than Sir Terry Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco, and his successor Philip Clarke. While Leahy stepped down from the role in March to a chorus of approval for his tenure, Clarke's first six months in charge have been marked by the group's worst performance in the UK in two decades.
Associated British Foods has said that its operating profit for the second half will be in line with expectations, with sales at its clothing arm Primark primed for double-digit growth.
David Walmsley has been appointed to help lead Marks and Spencer's e-commerce business.
The president and CEO of LaCrosse Footwear has remained upbeat despite the company reporting a loss for its first half of the year.
The Finish Line's board of directors has authorised a share repurchase programme to buy back up to 5 million shares of the company's Class A common shares, or approximately 9% of the aggregate Class A and Class B common shares that are outstanding.
China. A land of opportunity and panacea for all that ails the global business community or an economic time-bomb ready to explode the World's fragile recovery and plunge us back into a second crisis in so many years? Whether it's pundits on the television or economists in the newspapers, no one can seem to agree.
Of all the media coverage of this economic crisis, one line has stuck in my mind more than any other, and it perfectly sums up the shifting global economic axis. "This isn't a global recession, it's a Western recession."
The UK's Home Secretary Theresa May has announced a review all aspects of air freight security in the UK. The news follows the discovery on Friday (29 October) of a bomb on a US-bound UPS cargo plane at East Midlands airport and a similar bomb on a FedEx plane in Dubai.
Talk of emerging markets in recent years has been so dominated by the BRIC markets - an acronym first coined at the investment bank Goldman Sachs in 2001 - that the term's constituents, Brazil, Russia, India and China, have left little room for discussion of other markets.
Private equity firms are playing an increased role in shaping the fashion industry, snapping up brands under a variety of circumstances as trade buyers approach M&A with more caution.
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