With the clock ticking to the UK's referendum on membership of the EU, Unilever CEO Paul Polman this week gave his stance on the subject. In Europe, a court in Sweden backed Mondelez International's complaints over Mars' use of the M&M's trademark in the country, while Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli announced plans to promote its CFO to chief executive. A global waste standard was launched, backed by companies including Nestle and Tesco. Meanwhile, in the US, the country's Food and Drug Administration came under fire for the way product recalls are carried out and, on our interview pages, we weighed up the opportunities for companies eyeing Iran and Myanmar.