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  • Heineken returns to growth in Western Europe

    Heineken returns to growth in Western Europe

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:04 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:04:35 GMT
    Heineken NV says it has returned to growth in its crucial Western Europe market in the first quarter, after a long period of stagnation. "Organic" sales - measured by operations held in both years, stripping out...More >
    Heineken NV says it has returned to growth in its crucial Western Europe market in the first quarter, after a long period of stagnation. Organic sales - a figure which strips out the effects of currencies and acquisitions...More >
  • Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro

    Unilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:54:27 GMT
    Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says its underlying sales grew in the first quarter, but revenue was down due to a big impact from the stronger...More >
    Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says its underlying sales grew in the first quarter, but revenue was down due to a big impact from the stronger euro.More >
  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:35:49 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.More >
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the...More >
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