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      IPO target of $100m in mind at Outbrain

      After reading the latest news on the probe into the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on CNN’s website, would you like...

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      How Outbrain hooked publishers on content marketing

      For a company that distributes content to more than 390m web users each month, Outbrain has so far maintained a relatively...

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      August 9, 2013

      Cadbury India: A new factory, and this time it's for real

      Cadbury India, part of the $35bn Mondelez International group, is setting up its biggest plant in the Asia Pacific region....

    2. July 28, 2013

      Procter & Gamble: Time to freshen up

      Nick Mangold, a burly American footballer, eases his 6ft 4in frame into a barber’s chair and lets the Gillette whisker...

    3. July 25, 2013

      Unilever: suds law

      The competition among the global consumer goods companies plays out over years, not quarters. Judging by stock performance...

    4. July 5, 2013

      Investing for a rapidly changing world

      The news on the population front often could not appear more grim – longer working lives, less spending and more saving,...

    5. May 24, 2013

      P&G gambles on A.G. delivering the goods

      In the months that Bob McDonald was under fire from critics, he never entirely accepted the premise of their complaints...

    6. April 30, 2013

      Unilever to pay up to $5.4bn for greater control over India unit

      Unilever plans to spend as much as $5.4bn to buy a further slice of Hindustan Unilever , marking the latest swoop by a...

    7. April 26, 2013

      Effort to turn the tide as P&G loses lustre

      For much of its 175-year history, Procter & Gamble has been the gold standard in consumer products, an overachiever that...

    8. April 25, 2013

      Colgate takes pasting after currency devaluation

      The devaluation of Venezuela’s currency forced Colgate-Palmolive to take a profit-sapping charge, but investors welcomed...

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      February 12, 2013

      London headlines

      * Fears of fresh N Korean nuclear test * Russia eyes lifting grain import duties * Kenya holds its first presidential debate...

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      February 11, 2013

      Even multilatinas get the Venezuelan devaluation blues

      What do a Mexico tortilla maker and a Chilean wood panel manufacturer have in common with Colgate-Palmolive and Telefonica?...

    11. February 11, 2013

      Companies hit by Venezuela move

      Colgate-Palmolive, the toothpaste and soap maker, will suffer a one-off $120m loss as a result of Venezuela’s currency...

    12. February 10, 2013

      Venezuelan devaluation sparks panic

      Panic buyers thronged Venezuelan shops over the carnival weekend after the government of Hugo Chávez announced a surprise...

    13. February 8, 2013

      Venezuela devalues bolívar by 32%

      Venezuela’s government devalued its currency by 32 per cent, in a bid to alleviate a growing fiscal deficit and shortages of...

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      February 8, 2013

      [snap]: Venezuela devaluates currency

      It’s finally happened. Venezuela’s government announced Friday that is devaluing the country’s currency. Officials said the...

    15. January 31, 2013

      Colgate-Palmolive: clean pair of heels

      Colgate-Palmolive is, to oversimplify only slightly, a better company than Procter & Gamble. Colgate’s organic sales growth...

    16. January 31, 2013

      P&G chief reassesses his priorities

      For much of his three-and-a-half years as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive, Bob McDonald has talked in messianic terms...

    17. January 25, 2013

      Procter & Gamble meets suds law

      There must be a strong temptation not to bother. Put yourself in the shoes of a long-term Procter & Gamble investor (if you...

    18. October 26, 2012

      Unilever loses two more top executives

      Unilever has suffered a spate of defections, culminating in the departure of two of the consumer goods company’s top 100...

    19. October 25, 2012

      Unilever / P&G – picky market

      Ariel or Surf? Flash or Cif? When times are tough, shoppers get picky and an extra penny, cent or yuan here or there makes...

    20. October 25, 2012

      P&G chief stands by turnround plan

      Procter & Gamble’s embattled chief executive Bob McDonald sought to reassure investors that his plan to revive the consumer...

    21. October 15, 2012

      One Direction’s toothpaste

      Company: Colgate-Palmolive Territory: US Verdict: 4/5 The committed One Direction fan, of whom there are many – the boy band...

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      October 11, 2012

      Colgate: not toasting Chavez's return

      How do you toast the victory of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s socialist president, who last Sunday won another six-year term,...

    23. September 30, 2012

      Investors seek bigger bite of pet foods

      The $67bn market for cat and dog food is attracting more than just pets. Potential disposals also have investors salivating....

    24. July 26, 2012

      Consumer companies – growing pain

      After recent profit warnings from Procter & Gamble and Danone, investors had much to fear from this week’s earnings reports...

    25. July 26, 2012

      Europeans pay less for toothpaste and nappies

      Price cuts for toothpaste and nappies in Europe helped Colgate-Palmolive and Kimberly-Clark to sell more of their products...

    26. June 22, 2012

      P&G shares hit by credibility concerns

      Shares in Procter & Gamble were trading down 4.2 per cent on the week on Friday , the lowest level in 10 months, as...

    27. June 20, 2012

      P&G

      Procter & Gamble has gone straight from too few mea culpas to too many. After cutting sales and profit targets for the June...

    28. June 20, 2012

      P&G admits errors and slows expansion

      Procter & Gamble vowed to halt its expansion into new markets and focus on the biggest emerging economies as it cut earnings...

    29. June 3, 2012

      Cheap corporate debt: obey golden rules

      Watch the ball! Racquet back early! Bend those knees! Obey these golden rules and Wimbledon awaits you. There are...

    30. May 1, 2012

      Reckitt Benckiser: comfort zone

      Didn’t succumb to coughs and sneezes this winter? You and many others, according to Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods...

    31. April 27, 2012

      Letter from Lex: Pharmachines

      Drugs and machines do not usually mix well, but the results in the pharma and TMT sectors this week were far from...

    32. April 26, 2012

      US earnings

      They no longer grab the headlines like the Apples and Facebooks and Googles do. But there is something reassuring about the...

    33. March 20, 2012

      Companies fined for pet food price-fixing

      Nestlé, Mars and Colgate-Palmolive have engaged in restrictive practices over the sale of dry biscuits eaten by France’s 8m...

    34. March 1, 2012

      Global advertising

      Spring has sprung. Well, so says the advertising industry – and it might even be right. On Thursday, WPP boss Sir Martin...

    35. February 23, 2012

      P&G to slash 5,700 jobs and cut costs by $10bn

      Procter & Gamble, the world’s biggest consumer goods maker by sales, plans to cut 5,700 jobs and $10bn in costs over the...

    36. February 20, 2012

      US corporates shy to offer guidance

      US companies are more uncertain about the future than at any point since the financial crisis, with just one in five of the...

    37. February 20, 2012

      Muted earnings threaten to curb US rally

      US equities are enjoying their best start to the year in 15 years, but slowing corporate earnings are a cause for concern in...

    38. January 26, 2012

      Colgate vows to increase advertising spending

      Colgate-Palmolive, the US maker of toothpaste and deodorant, vowed to step up its advertising spending to support sales this...

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