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  1. June 10, 2014

    Rémy Cointreau names new chief

    Rémy Cointreau has named a former L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton executive to head its management team, ending months of...

  2. March 16, 2014

    ‘One size fits all’ marketing by global companies fails in Africa

    When a television advertising campaign promoting Indian mobile phone company Bharti Airtel in Africa fell flat a few years...

Special Reports

  1. Special Report: Doing Business in Lyon 2013

    Urban renewal is at the heart of ambitions to rise up the rankings in the economic pre...
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  1. February 19, 2014

    L’Oréal stock deal reveals how Nestlé sees its future

    Executives who excel at elaborate business deals know from experience that their stories will convince some investors and...

  2. February 14, 2014

    Week in Review, February 15

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas allots $1.1bn for US...

  3. February 12, 2014

    Coveted mandate for veteran dealmaker Michael Zaoui

    The Bettencourt-Meyers family, whose predecessors founded the company that became L’Oréal more than 40 years ago, turned to...

  4. February 11, 2014

    L’Oréal no closer to answering Nestlé share stake questions

    Business of beauty L’Oréal sought on Tuesday to answer the most important question that has played on the minds of investors...

  5. February 11, 2014

    Bettencourt family – riches and a public falling out

    Liliane Bettencourt is renowned as France’s richest woman, thanks to her stake in L’Oréal, but she is also famed in her...

  6. February 11, 2014

    Nestlé sells €6bn L’Oréal stake back to cosmetics group

    Nestlé is stepping back from its 40-year relationship with L’Oréal by selling a €6bn stake in the cosmetics maker back to...

  7. February 10, 2014

    L’Oréal shares climb on Nestlé stake buyback rumours

    Shares in L’Oréal climbed on Monday as speculation grew that the world’s largest cosmetics group by sales was moving towards...

  8. January 13, 2014

    Lessons behind L’Oréal’s about-face

    When L’Oréal said last week it would stop selling Garnier products in China, many outsiders assumed the French cosmetics...

  9. January 8, 2014

    Chinese investment: picky, picky

    L’Oréal is pulling its Garnier brand out of China. Good. Last week Revlon said it would leave the country altogether,...

  10. January 8, 2014

    L’Oréal pulls back from China market

    L’Oréal has decided it is just not worth it to sell its Garnier products in China. The French cosmetics and skincare group...

  11. December 6, 2013

    Nestlé: sweet wrappings

    Imagine you go into a shop for a chocolate bar, but your favourite brand comes bundled with some lipstick. If you do not...

  12. December 6, 2013

    Nestlé to sell stake in Swiss fragrance maker Givaudan

    Nestlé is selling its entire 10 per cent stake in Givaudan, the Swiss maker of scents and flavourings, as it presses ahead...

  13. September 29, 2013

    Nestlé scrutinises its L’Oréal stake

    When Nestlé investors gather at the company’s Vevey headquarters for a two-day seminar on Monday, there will be one question...

  14. September 13, 2013

    Sanofi hints it could repurchase L’Oréal’s stake

    Sanofi, the French pharmaceuticals company, has hinted that it could repurchase L’Oréal’s 9 per cent stake in its shares if...

  15. August 30, 2013

    L’Oréal boss triggers talk of buying Nestlé’s €22bn stake

    L’Oréal tried to quash speculation that it could buy back a €22bn stake in the cosmetics maker from Swiss food group Nestlé,...

  16. August 29, 2013

    L’Oréal profits up despite slowing cosmetics market

    L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics maker by sales, confirmed its full-year targets on Thursday as it reported a 7.7 per...

  17. August 28, 2013

    Baker & McKenzie just misses top spot as fee income passes $2.4bn

    Baker & McKenzie has boosted its fee income by 5 per cent to surpass $2.4bn, its highest ever, but narrowly missing the...

  18. August 15, 2013

    L’Oréal offers to buy Chinese face mask company for $840m

    L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics producer by sales, has offered to buy a Chinese facial mask specialist in a deal...

  19. July 28, 2013

    Leviathan scrambles to connect with audience

    The historic merger between Publicis and Omnicom that will create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services...

  20. 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,...

  21. June 13, 2013

    Coty: smelling sweet

    Coty, along with fragrances and cosmetics, also makes toiletries, including deodorant. Good thing. The investors who sold...

  22. June 13, 2013

    Coty raises $1bn from float

    Coty raised $1bn from an initial public offering as the beauty products group became the second-largest consumer products...

  23. 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...

  24. May 20, 2013

    Brand power: Diversity is the name of the game

    L’Oreál When L’Oreál launched its sixth global innovation centre in Mumbai in January, the backgrounds of the staff made...

  25. May 16, 2013

    Inside Business: Nestlé has time to unwrap L’Oréal stake sale

    Making wasabi-flavoured KitKats for the Japanese market is one thing. Cashing in a 29.6 per cent shareholding in one of the...

  26. May 6, 2013

    Indonesian growth slips as China slowdown hits

    At the Yamaha motorbike dealership in Kisaran, a grubby, bustling town of 100,000 in the heart of Indonesia’s palm oil belt...

  27. April 24, 2013

    P&G sales growth falls short of forecasts

    Bob McDonald is under renewed pressure as Procter & Gamble’s chief executive after disappointing sales figures triggered...

  28. April 23, 2013

    Cosmetics groups move deeper into China

    Mrs Chen, who only gives her surname, is delighted that she can buy her favourite cosmetics in her provincial town of...

  29. April 23, 2013

    Asian rituals captivate cosmetics groups

    When cosmetics groups’ executives survey the Asian market, it is the Korean woman’s beauty regime that gets them excited....

  30. April 22, 2013

    Rich pickings

    There are few nastier looking plants than the murumuru palm. With spines as long and sharp as stilettos, this native of the...

  31. April 10, 2013

    Manhattan development attracts key occupants

    French cosmetics maker L’Oréal and German software company SAP are the latest companies to announce they will move their US...

  32. April 10, 2013

    L’Oréal expands luxury cosmetics in China

    Chinese nationals will be the biggest consumer group for L’Oréal’s luxury cosmetics within two years, according to the...

  33. March 10, 2013

    Health and biotech: Pharmaceutical hub builds on groundbreaking heritage

    About 15km west of Lyon’s centre, in the small town of Marcy l’Étoile, is one of the most emblematic sites for the region’s...

  34. February 24, 2013

    European companies hit by euro’s strength

    Because it’s not worth it: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive of L’Oréal recently described the euro as...

  35. February 17, 2013

    Vietnam gets to grips with its business schools

    Nguyen Thuy Tinh Ca says that when you have spent three years at a Vietnamese university you will know what boredom is. “It...

  36. February 12, 2013

    Avon: cosmetic enhancements

    Sheri McCoy has arrived. A better than expected fourth-quarter report, highlighted by impressive cost cutting, drove Avon’s...

  37. February 12, 2013

    Finmeccanica arrests trigger sell-off

    The arrests of two executives at Finmeccanica as part of a probe into alleged corruption in India triggered a sell-off in...

  38. February 12, 2013

    L’Oréal: plain looking

    Wearing a lot of make-up is a bold statement. It is odd then that the world’s largest maker of cosmetics by sales is about...

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