P&G’s slow turnround frustrates analysts

Consumer product group’s fourth-quarter income tumbles 80%

Samsung confirms smartphone drag

Painful reversal of fortunes as flagship Galaxy S6 disappoints

Sainsbury sells unit to LloydsPharmacy

Celesio to take over chain of 281 in-store pharmacies

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

British singer calls for end to association amid cruelty claims

BAT beats forecasts as key brands grow

Sales decline at slower rate than competitors

P&G names Taylor as Lafley successor

Company veteran of 35 years to take reins at consumer group

Low-key P&G veteran has big shoes to fill

Analysts hope new CEO’s career has prepared him for task ahead

A Royal Mail post box
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Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers

Having seen off its rival in end-to-end deliveries, the concern is that it sits back on its haunches

France shrugs off the smoking ban

The country that gave us Gitanes may soon enact strict antismoking laws, writes Adam Thomson

Rakesh Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt Benckiser.
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Reckitt boss remains nicely focused

Results somewhat overshadow those of rival Unilever

Upbeat Reckitt raises growth forecasts

Dettol disinfectant maker reports 10% profit rise as outlook for Europe and North America stabilises

TV maker Vizio files for IPO

Move caps unusual success in mass-market electronics business

Unilever aims to push deeper into skincare

Push to challenge rivals in high-end personal care

Devialet’s acoustic workshop of Burgundy

Audio company prefers to make speakers in France over China

Boosted Board: Electric skateboard thrills

An exciting way to get to work despite reaction from other boarders

Greece helps PZ Cussons soften forex hit

Group offsets slide in Nigeria, its largest market

Film merchandise lifts Hasbro earnings

Toy maker outperforms rivals on the back of successful tie-ins

Hungary warns foreign companies over tax

Brussels launches probe into foreign tax levies

Week in Review, July 18

Deutsche Bank probe widens; Intel, Nintendo and IAG also in the news

Accounting woes set to shake up Toshiba

Inflated profits likely to be probed by financial regulators


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