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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SPAIN

Firefox to power US$25 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Firefox OS, an new smartphone operating system aimed at challenging Apple and Google, will power a new category of US$25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based non-profit Mozilla Foundation said.

3 Mar 2014

SPAIN

Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Smartphones dissect lives of navel-gazing owners

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Precisely how many steps have you taken today? Exactly how fast is your heart beating? How clean are your teeth?

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor, to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Nokia's new Android smartphone despite Microsoft

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia showed off a new range of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, even though the company is being taken over by Microsoft.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

One-second movie downloads on next mobile network

BARCELONA, SPAIN - When the next super-fast mobile network launches in 2020 you will be able to download a high-definition movie in about a second.

24 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone

MADRID, SPAIN: Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm by almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

21 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Coca-Cola to close four bottling plants in Spain

MADRID, SPAIN: Coca-Cola is likely to close four of its 11 bottling plants in Spain in a move that would affect 1,250 jobs, the company and the UGT union said.

24 Jan 2014

SPAIN

Zara owner says profit edged higher

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish textile company Inditex, owner of global fashion brand Zara, reported a slight rise in profits in the first half of 2013 on Wednesday, 18 September, saying it had made a solid start to sales in the second half.

19 Sep 2013

SPAIN

Spanish factories cut output for 21st month

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish factories slowed output for the 21st straight month in May, official data showed Friday, as demand collapsed in a long recession that has pushed unemployment above 27%.

8 Jul 2013

SPAIN

Out with the phone, in with the watch

BARCELONA, SPAIN: After the smartphone, the intelligent watch promises to become the latest hi-tech trend, allowing wearers to peek at messages and even take calls without touching their phones.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Two cheap Lumia phones from Nokia

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia, once the leader of the mobile phone world, unveiled two new Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones aimed at the cheaper end of the market.

26 Feb 2013

SPAIN

Firefox challenges Apple, Google

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Mozilla Foundation is to launch its widely anticipated Firefox operating system for smartphones in a direct challenge to the duopoly of Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

26 Feb 2013

GERMANY

Escalating crisis having an impact on Europe

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Faced with the ongoing debate about a Greek bailout and the worsening debt crisis in France and Italy, European consumers are noticeably unsettled once again.

25 Oct 2011

BRAZIL

All aboard... Ferrorama is departing now

BRASILIA, BRAZIL / GALICIA, SPAIN: Before bowing to consumer pressure to bring back a discontinued product, a brand needs to make sure that there is a genuine demand for the product's return - and not just an example of social hysteria.

28 Jul 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Renewable M&As market rallies

LONDON, UK: North America's switch on to energy efficiency has driven their position in the global renewable M&A market in the last 12 months, and could act as a driver for the region to become the dominant renewables market within three years, according to new analysis by PwC. In Europe, however, regulatory uncertainty clouds European deals.

29 Mar 2011

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