Samsung smartphone sales plunge

Weak demand in Europe and China

Pay statistic lost from Barclays’ results

An expansion of capital-lite activities not a foregone conclusion

Mobiles knock Nintendo off course

Rise of mobile gaming dents popularity of Wii U consoles

Unilever says locals are biggest rivals

Challenge in emerging markets is from homegrown operators

Cost cuts push up PZ Cussons profits

Consumer goods maker rises above currency weakness

Sony set to fail Japan index test

Company’s losses mean likely ejection in August reshuffle

Lloyds traders rip off an Old Lady

Scam is most dispiriting in scandal over benchmark manipulation

Drugmakers juggle non-core assets

Reckitt’s planned spin-off comes as groups focus on strengths

Reckitt pushes ahead with pharma spin-off

UK group to divest heroin substitute business via London listing

Make-up enters age of the selfie

Hot L’Oréal app heralds fresh pressure on retailers

A head for Ferragamo footwear

The head of the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe dynasty

Week in review, July 26

LVMH blames strong euro for profit hit

First-half results for luxury group below analysts’ forecasts

Beer sales beat Unilever’s ice cream

SABMiller’s top-line growth was 6% in the quarter

5.11 Tactical owner gunning for IPO

Korea cash piles: won direction

Clarity is needed on move to mobilise conglomerates’ reserves

Emerging markets slowdown hurts Unilever

Apple: sweet position

Company has met insatiable appetite from China but market will get tougher

Ackman ‘death blow’ enlivens Herbalife

Swatch warns over Hong Kong outlook

Watchmaker’s profits decline for the first time in five years

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