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Demand in China and India help Pernod Ricard first-quarter sales beat forecasts

PARIS (Reuters) - Spirits group Pernod Ricard posted a stronger-than-expected 10.4 percent rise in first-quarter underlying sales, helped by higher demand in China and India and despite slower growth in its...

Nestle confirms guidance as third-quarter growth ticks up

ZURICH (Reuters) - Food group Nestle confirmed it wants to grow sales by around 3 percent this year after it reported on Thursday improved trading in North America and infant nutrition...

Robot market growth slows as trade war hits industrial spending: robot industry chief

TOKYO (Reuters) - An escalating trade war between the United States and China has dampened manufacturers’ appetite for investment in equipment, causing growth in the industrial robot market to slow, the...

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Prominent environmentalist Ian Kiernan, the founder of an iconic Australian anti-litter campaign that expanded into a global success, has died aged 78. The round-the-world yachtsman began the Clean Up Australia and Clean...

Afghan drought ‘displacing more people than Taliban conflict’

A deadly drought in Afghanistan is causing a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more people this year than the war between the government and the Taliban. The BBC's Secunder Kermani reports...

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump gives Saudi benefit of doubt in Khashoggi case

US President Donald Trump has cautioned against rushing to blame Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told the AP news agency that Riyadh was being treated as...

No frisbees! China bans guns, roller skates from year’s biggest trade fair

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Visitors to China’s biggest trade fair of the year can leave their frisbees at home. The flying disc joined kites, roller skates, bats and balls on a list of...

Growing impact: a third of Japan Inc hurt by U.S.-China trade war – Reuters...

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese companies affected by the U.S.-Sino trade war has jumped to a third, soaring from just 3 percent in May with firms fretting about prospects...

Around 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled in diesel probe: ministry

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s Transport Ministry said on Monday it would order roughly 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the carmaker’s offices...

Oil prices climb amid Saudi tensions, but demand outlook drags

BEIJING (Reuters) - Crude oil futures rose on Monday as geopolitical tensions over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked worries about supply, although concerns about the long-term outlook for...