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November 4, 2016

James Dyson engineers new university, Dalian Wanda Group buys Dick Clark Productions, and JAB Holdings offers $1 billion for Super Group

James Dyson engineers new university

Sir James Dyson, founder of the eponymous British technology company, is to open his own institute to train engineers as part of a drive to ensure UK companies remain competitive.

The Dyson Institute of Technology, opening this autumn, will offer students free education and a guaranteed job on completion. Dyson said the starting salary was expected to be about £15,000 ($18,700) in the first year.

August 12, 2016

Grain market slump affects Cargill’s operating profit; Chinese richest man may gain support for Wanda delisting; and Hero MotoCorp reappoints Pawan Munjal as CEO

Grain market slump affects Cargill’s operating profit

Family-controlled Cargill, the world's largest agricultural commodities trader, has revealed its weakest operating profit in four years following a slump in grain markets.

The US-based family business earned $1.64 billion in the year ending 31 May, down 15% from the year before.

January 30, 2015

A Thai family business next gen buys into UK football, Dalian Wanda plans a new landmark for Sydney, H&M's positive fourth quarter results, and Minor International expands into Latin America and Europe.

Thai Union Frozen Group and Sheffield Wednesday

Dejphon Chansiri, whose family founded and controls the world’s largest producer of tuna, Thai Union Frozen Group, has this week acquired 100% of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.

November 27, 2014

Samsung announced $2 billion share buyback scheme; African family business secures stake in new Coca-Cola operation; and Dalian Wanda seek approval for $6 billion IPO. 

Samsung announced $2 billion share buyback scheme

Family-owned chaebol Samsung has announced a $2 billion share buyback plan following calls from investors to improve returns.

The largest smartphone maker in the world said it would buy back 1.65 million common shares and 250,000 preferred shares – the second-largest buyback in the firm’s history, according to Reuters.

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