Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods
HAVANA, Aug 21 - Cuba has yet to attract new foreign investors despite launching two major initiatives in the past year, a sign of the lingering caution over doing business with the communist government and its own hesitancy to follow through on free-market-style reforms.
* Floods to ease in cane, rice areas of North India (Writes throughout with details)
LONDON, Aug 21 - John Lewis, Britain's biggest department store chain, has dropped one of the key benefits of its loyalty card scheme - regular free tea, coffee and cake - less than a year after introducing the perk.
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CARACAS, Aug 21 - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the creation of a fingerprinting system in stores that sell food to limit smuggling of subsidized staple products to neighboring countries.
NEW DELHI - Government officials painted an upbeat picture for the economy on Thursday as it struggles to emerge from the longest spell of sub-par growth in decades and promised to tighten up risk management at the country's dominant state banks.