LONDON, April 4 Booker Group PLC : * Total 12-week sales, excluding makro, rose by 2.3% on the same period last
year * Like-for-like basis total sales rose by 2.2% * Like-for-like non-tobacco sales rose by 4.2% and tobacco sales fell by 0.9%
Europe, U.S. trade officials lobby China on food safety rule
BEIJING, Dec 9 European and U.S. government and trade officials say they have been lobbying hard against a draft Chinese regulation on food imports, worried it would hamper billions of dollars of shipments to the world's No.2 economy of everything from pasta to coffee and biscuits.
Nikkei rises to highest in a year on Wall St strength, weaker yen
TOKYO, Dec 9 Japanese stocks rose to their highest level in a year on Friday morning, supported by Wall Street gains and solid buying of exporters on the back of a weaker yen.