Hemp as medicine

High hopes for Coca-Cola ‘recovery drink’ with CBD cannabis extract

COCA-COLA is considering putting a drug-related substance into one of its beverages – and not for the first time. Coke became one of the world’s...
Pharrell Williams

Sony Corp takes major stake in EMI to rule the music roost

Sony is buying a controlling stake in EMI in a deal worth £1.7bn ($2.3bn), making it the world’s biggest music publisher SONY Corporation has announced...
Burger, fries, cola

Burger and a Coke? Fast food and fizzy drink changes ahead

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola usher in new ideas to pep-up, perk-up and slim-down the customers in the queue By HAL WILLIAMS JUNK food has come a long...

William Hill write-down slashes value of bookie’s Australian operation

The first rule of gambling: ‘The house always wins.’ So how has William Hill managed to veer so far off-course with its Australian operations? THREE...
Red Ferrari

Status symbols in and out of the boardroom

From cufflinks to cars, Blackberries to dog breeds: status symbols are evolving. BV’s RICHARD THOMAS cranes his neck to get a glimpse of the...
Nike Shoes Landscape

Celestial origins to cerebral slogans, Nike’s been just doing it for 54 years straight

The world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes and clothing owes its success to dedication, hard work… and the willingness to correct errors and oversights Nike...

Fairy tale cruises have all the angles covered

Disney ships offer eco-friendly initiatives as well as traditional magic OK, SO you’ve seen Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 and 4. You’ve set...
Flights Cancelled

MONARCH LATEST: Where did it all go wrong?

Private equity firm which owned the popular airline says the total cost of its collapse will take years to calculate as it stares into...
Etihad Airbus A380

Etihad Swoop For Tony Douglas As New CEO

Former military defence expert is to take up the role in January, but can he stop the rot in Abu Dhabi where the airline...
Liliane Bettencourt

World’s richest woman dies

Obituary: Liliane Bettencourt: 1922 - 2017 Controversy and questionable politics were never far away to divert attention from some remarkable skill at leading an industry...