HERSHEY KISS: Mondelez International, maker of food products like Oreo and Ritz, made a $23 billion bid for Hershey Co., reports The Wall Street Journal.
LONDON/SYDNEY Factories across Europe enjoyed a buoyant month in June but that growth could be under threat after Britons voted to leave the European Union last week, surveys conducted almost entirely before the historic referendum showed.
MUMBAI JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) said on Friday it has won approval from India's central bank to open three more branches in the country even as most foreign banks are scaling back their operations in India.
Chancellor George Osborne has abandoned his target to restore government finances to a surplus by 2020. It had been the chancellor's most prized goal and had been driving austerity measures in previous budgets.
... * Silver breaches $19 level for the first time since Sept 2014 * Platinum, palladium mark highest since mid-May (Updates throughout, changes dateline from BENGALURU) By Clara Denina LONDON, July 1 Gold rose 1 percent on Friday and was headed for ...