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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Heineken’s acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries confirmed
The Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has given the go-ahead for Heineken to complete the purchase of Asia Pacific Breweries.

Friday, September 14, 2012
Thai billionaire offers $7.2 billion for Fraser and Neave
Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has made an offer of $7.2 billion for Singapore based consumer group Fraser and Neave (F&N).

Amazon announces 100 new IT jobs
At the opening of Amazon’s Digital Media Development Centre in London, the company announced that 100 new technology positions would be created from the development.

John Lewis sees profits grow by 59 percent from strong e-commerce
John Lewis has reported pre-tax growth of 59.8 percent, with a half year revenue report of £3.9billion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Liverpool FC employs public cloud
Liverpool Football Club have migrated its website services to a public cloud infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Friday, September 07, 2012
Sainsbury’s modernises supply chain technology
Sainsbury’s have moved to enhance their communications services in order to modernise supply chain services and technology.

Monday, September 03, 2012
Capita buys travel company Expotel for £16 million
Capita has bought business travel company Expotel, for £16 million in order to increase market reach and size as the IT company expands into the business travel market.

Manufacturing in China falls
China’s manufacturing output fell to a nine-month low in August as signs point to a economic slowdown.