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  • Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks

    Adidas issues profit warning on Russia risks

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:10:03 GMT
    Sports equipment maker Adidas has lowered its full-year profit target, citing risks in the Russian market and weakness at its golf business.
    Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine.
  • Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

    Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:09:10 GMT
    Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.
    Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day.
  • Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent

    Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:08 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:08:38 GMT
    Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier.
    Official data show the inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone fell further in July, to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent a month earlier.
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