Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods
COLOGNE, Dec 12 - German retailer Metro will keep a majority stake in its Cash & Carry Russia business if it decides to proceed with an initial public offering, Chief Executive Olaf Koch said on Thursday.
BEIJING, Dec 12 - China's top economic planning agency has "substantial evidence" against chipmaker Qualcomm Inc in an antitrust probe, state media on Thursday quoted a senior official at the price regulator as saying.
TOKYO, Dec 12 - Asahi Group Holdings Ltd will launch a premium version of its Super Dry beer in Japan as a pickup in the economy has drinkers indulging more in upmarket brews even while overall beer consumption is at its lowest in more than two decades.
LONDON, Dec 12 - Britain's troubled Co-operative Group named ex-Treasury minister Paul Myners to its board on Thursday on a token salary of just one pound ($1.6) to help review the running of the customer-owned retail-to-funerals operator.
* Targets slight sales growth for 2013/14, marked EBIT rise
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