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Suited and booted: Dr Martens laces-up for 2021 IPO

ICON of the boot-making universe, Dr Martens, has confirmed an IPO will be floated on the London Stock Exchange in February. Initial notification of the...
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Getting out-of-shape: Bentley forced to bend on trademark

BENTLEY Motors has been ordered to destroy a range of branded clothing after losing a trademark battle. The High Court last year ruled that Bentley...
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Ka mate, ka mate! All Blacks in investment firm’s sights

By Hal Williams NEWS OUTLETS are forming a scrum around reports that US tech investment firm Silver Lake intends to acquire a 15 percent stake...
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Electric vehicle adoption: no longer an ‘if’, just a ‘when’

BV 's RICHARD THOMAS reports from Day Two of the EV Summit 2020 "OUR AIR will be cleaner, our children healthier, our contribution to climate...
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It’s all about power, and which kind the world really needs…

The EV Summit 2020 is in progress; BV specialist RICHARD THOMAS reports with a summary of day one THE EV SUMMIT 2020 comes theoretically from...
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Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...
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Music industry rallying thanks to streaming … and back catalogues

By HAL WILLIAMS THE MUSIC industry might be in the same Covid-shaped slump as (pretty much) all the others — but nine-figure deals are still...
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It just had to happen: virtual office party coming your way

PUSH, a wellbeing and performance company, has announced an alternative to the traditional office party, with a very 2020 twist. After a year that has...
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Covid mink stole the future of the despised fur industry

by Hal Williams THE EUROPEAN fur industry is reeling — to the dismay of fashion victims and the relief of animal rights supporters. Denmark's mass culling...
The Vegetarian Butcher

Unilever brands to push plant-based options as meat-free market expands

UNILEVER is planning to take a big bite of the plant-based food market. It has an annual sales target of €1bn for foods sold through...