1. Godiva shortlists bidders Baring Private Equity Asia and CVC Capital Partners are among suitors picked to make final offers for Asia-Pacific assets being sold by chocolatier Godiva, people with knowledge of the matter have told Bloomberg. The assets could fetch as much as $1.5bn. Godiva is owned by Istanbul-based Yildiz Holding, which also owns British biscuit maker McVitie’s. MBK Partners and Marunouchi Capital were also chosen to proceed to the next round of bidding.

2. Coca-Cola grows portfolio Coca-Cola has launched a line of alcohol-free sparkling drinks called Bar Nøne, featuring sangria, dry aged cider, Bellini spritz and spiced ginger mule cocktails. With the tagline "All the spirit without the spirits", each drink has between 70 and 130 calories, making Bar Nøne a lighter option than the average beer or cocktail. The drinks are sold only in the US, with a four-pack selling for $10.99...

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