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    1. February 9, 2016

      Venezuela charge drives Goodyear into loss

      Goodyear Tire & Rubber became the latest big US company to detail damage from Venezuela’s financial crisis when the...

    2. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Goodyear takes $646m hit on Venezuela

      The economic meltdown in Venezuela continues to blow holes across the balance sheets of corporate America, with...

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    1. January 29, 2016

      Strong dollar takes bite out of Colgate

      The strong dollar has taken the bite out of Colgate’s sales, pushing the toothpaste maker into its first quarterly loss...

    2. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Dollar, Venezuela drive Colgate to quarterly loss

      The strong dollar strikes again. Better sales volume and higher pricing helped Colgate-Palmolive deliver a 5 per cent...

    3. June 15, 2015

      Property compensation claims are key to US-Cuba relations

      “I’ve been surprised by how quiet the claims people have been since last December,” says Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson...

    4. January 29, 2015

      Qualcomm outlook disappoints Wall Street

      Qualcomm’s disappointing earnings outlook weighed on shares of the US chipmaker on Thursday, even as the company...

    5. December 18, 2014

      French watchdog issues record €951m in price-fixing fines

      France’s competition watchdog has handed out a record €951m in fines against companies including L’Oréal and Unilever...

    6. April 2, 2014

      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...

    7. FT Tech Hub

      January 24, 2014

      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...

    8. beyondbrics

      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...

    9. 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...

    10. July 25, 2013

      Unilever: suds law

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

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2013

      London headlines

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

    17. beyondbrics

      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...

    18. 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...

    19. February 10, 2013

      Venezuelan devaluation sparks panic

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

    20. 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...

    21. beyondbrics

      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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. beyondbrics

      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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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