The bottling section of a SABMiller brewery in Shenyang, north-east China. Photograph: Sheng Li/Reuters. Sean Farrell. Wednesday 7 October 2015 02.59 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 7 October 2015 07.47 EDT.
UK manufacturing picked up by 0.5% in August after a July slump, the Office For National Statistics said on Wednesday. Car plants came back online after summer shutdowns and industrial output rebounded, the ONS said.
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BERLIN German industrial output posted its steepest drop in a year in August, suggesting Europe's largest economy may be losing momentum just as an emissions scandal at Volkswagen casts a cloud over manufacturing.
Sports Direct International is on the slide after unveiling a deal to take full control of Irish clothing retailer Heatons. Mike Ashley's retail business currently owns 50% of Heatons, which has 44 stores in the Republic of Ireland and ten in Northern ...