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Takeaway industry under threat, say campaigners

The takeaway restaurant sector is being threatened by skills shortages, an organisation representing the industry claims. Businesses are also being squeezed by rising inflation and business rates, according to the British Takeaway Campaign. Research from the campaign, co-founded by online platform Just Eat, showed takeaway restaurants contributed £4.5bn to …

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Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world-first plain-packaging laws. In 2012, Australia legislated that cigarettes must be sold in unappealing packets with graphic health warnings.Philip Morris had tried to force the laws to …

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China shipper Cosco to buy HK rival OOIL for $6.3bn

Chinese shipping giant Cosco is set to buy its Hong Kong rival OOIL for $6.3bn (£4.9bn).The deal would make Cosco the world’s third biggest shipping company, with more than 400 vessels. OOIL’s majority owner has accepted the bid, though the sale will still need regulatory approval.It would be the …

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Indian campaigners protest over sanitary pad and tampon tax

Campaigners in India are going to court against a tax on menstrual hygiene products. Sanitary pads and tampons are taxed at 12% even though many other feminine cosmetic products have been made tax-free.Few women use the products in India, and campaigners say the government should do more to improve …

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Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns Brexit will hit weekly shop

We are all being kept “completely in the dark” about the effect Brexit will have on our weekly shop, Sainsbury’s former boss Justin King has told BBC Panorama.He says it is going to mean “higher prices, less choice and poorer quality”.Watch Britain’s Food & Farming: Brexit Effect on Monday …

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One man's quest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Tech entrepreneur TJ Rodgers made billions of dollars founding silicon chip maker Cypress Semiconductors, now he has turned his sights to wine-making, and is on a quest to make the best Pinot Noir in the New World. A collapse in the roof …

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