China has levied a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing. The country's anti-monopoly regulator said the companies were found to have
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine. Russia beer volumes declined by between 6% and 7% in the second quarter due to the "uncertain macroenvironment"
Russia's main consumer watchdog has temporarily shut four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards. Watchdog Rospotrebnadzor claimed the restaurants had breached
Supply-chain giant Li & Fung's half-year results will be closely watched by both Asian and US investors. The Hong Kong-based firm sources many of the toys, clothes and other goods sold by stores such Walmart
Electronics giant Panasonic is best known for making televisions and DVD players. Yet the Japanese firm has now turned its hand to growing vegetables in Singapore. The plants are played special music help
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales. The firm reported $985m (£593m) profit compared to $1.39bn a year ago for
A new advertising trend has sprung up in India recently, with brands encouraging customers not just to buy products, but be involved in promotional campaigns too. It has been dubbed "user-generated advertising"
More than 130,000 cars were made in the UK last month, a rise of 2.8% compared with last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Last month's total took the year-to-date