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Billionaire activist investor Nelson Peltz is seeking a board seat at Procter & Gamble, the company behind Gillette, Ariel and Fairy Liquid.  Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz disclosed on Monday that he was seeking a board seat at Procter & Gamble, setting up one of the biggest showdown(...)

General Electric’s offices in  France: chief financial officer Jeff Bornstein said there was little difference between GE’s strategy and  proposals set out by Trian.  Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

General Electric is open to the idea of borrowing money to buy back more of its shares, its chief financial officer has said, suggesting it could purs(...)

FBD closed 7.6 per cent up at €6.90 after falling by a similar margin in the previous session

European stocks slipped yesterday to record their worst week in more than a month, in the wake of China’s currency devaluation. The euro zone’s blue-c(...)

PepsiCo has said it’s on track to achieve $1 billion in productivity savings this year.  Photograph: Bloomberg

PepsiCo, the soft drink maker and world’s largest snack producer has posted first quarter profits that topped analysts’ estimates after cutting costs(...)

Du Pont chairwoman Ellen Kullman has defended the company’s conglomerate structure.

Activist investor Trian Fund Management made an opening bid to gain four board seats at DuPont, setting the stage for a potential break up of the top (...)

The logo of Cadbury chocolate sits on display at the Bournville Cadbury factory, operated by Mondelez International in Birmingham. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury and the maker of snacks such as Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, topped third-quarter profit estimates an(...)

PepsiCo boosted profit more than analysts estimated in the first quarter and increased revenue for snacks and beverages globally. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Segar

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi has earned the company a reprieve for at least another quarter. The owner of Gatorade and Lays boosted prof(...)

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