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In the real world...Campaign's round up of business news
In the real world...Campaign's round up of business news

Cadbury’s chief executive is to defend the group’s future as a standalone company urging shareholders to reject Kraft’s £9.9 billion hostile bid.
Source: Financial Times

London’s retailers recorded their best sales for over three years in November. John Lewis said it had generated sales of £110 million in the week to December 12, up 15 per cent on the year earlier.
Source: Independent

The film industry is on course to record the best 12 months at the box office, with an end-of-year surge thanks to films such as Avatar and Sherlock Holmes.
Source: Financial Times

Google has confirmed its work on an experimental phone and software is underway but has not given specific details.
Source: Financial Times

The City regulator is likely to grant approval to a US financial entrepreneur to launch what is considered to be the first start-up bank in the UK, Metro Bank.
Source: Financial Times

EMI owner Terra Firma has filed a £21billon lawsuit in New York charging Citigroup with alleged fraud.
Source: Daily Telegraph

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