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  • Multinational China execs feel chill wind, not hot growth Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    *China's economy officially growing at 7 pct. SHANGHAI, Sept 30- China's economy is officially growing at a brisk clip of 7 percent, but many locally based executives at multinationals say they wouldn't know it from the performance of their businesses. By China's standards 7 percent is already the weakest annual growth in 25 years, but on the ground the slowdown in...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Sept 28- Investors in U.S. railroad stocks, who have been punished in 2015 by an accelerating decline in high-margin coal shipments, now are pinning their long-term hopes on a resurgence in consumer spending. The major publicly-traded U.S. railroads including Union Pacific Corp, CSX Corp and Norfolk Southern Corp have missed estimates or...

  • DUBAI, Sept 22- Two months after Iran reached a nuclear deal that will open its markets to the world, officials are warning of economic stagnation as consumers hold off on purchases of domestic goods while they wait for international brands to arrive. The deal with world powers in July will likely see banking and other sanctions lifted in 2016, making it easier...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- British retailer Marks& Spencer is slowing its overseas expansion drive amid economic turbulence in priority markets China and Russia, its international boss told Reuters. The aim was to increase international sales by a quarter and push profit up by 40 percent, with China, Russia, India, the Middle East and Western Europe the focus.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 1- Mexico's government withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds owed to Procter& Gamble, Unilever, and Colgate combined as it sought to coax them and other multinationals to pay more income tax locally, according to people close to the talks. After luring foreign companies with corporate tax breaks for years, Mexico moved to boost...

  • MUMBAI, Sept 1- The rescue of India's economy may come down to the spending power of people like 26- year-old Avni Rambhiya. From rising retail loans to a pick-up in movie ticket sales, there are early signs of a recovery in spending in Asia's third-largest economy. "The headwinds of 2013 that pushed down consumer spending have turned positive now," said Siddhartha...

  • *Simple barcodes provide too little information. BERLIN, Aug 28- Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode- the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. First used on a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum in 1974 in a store in Ohio,...

  • Adidas CEO sees no crisis in China -paper Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:16 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 27- German sporting goods company Adidas is not experiencing any slowdown in China, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung quoted its Chief Executive Herbert Hainer as saying upon his return from a trip to the Asian country. Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer, however, told FAZ that his company is proving resilient in the face of the economic...

  • Aug 25- Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said it had asked retailers to withdraw some batches of detergents made by foreign companies including Henkel& Co and Procter& Gamble as they did not meet toxicological safety criteria. Russia banned many food imports from the European Union and the United States last year in retaliation to their...

  • Inside Method soap's headquarters Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    Inside Method soap's headquarters

    Method emerged as a startup, and is taking on big companies to sell soap, dish washing detergent and cleaning products. CNBC goes inside the San Francisco headquarters.

  • Aug 14- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc reported a 2.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales in its home and fine jewelry categories and at the Sephora departments in its stores. The company's net loss narrowed to $138 million, or 45 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 1, from $172 million, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Japan's households start opening their wallets Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • North Korea launches e-shopping despite no Internet Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles during a visit to the Chonji Lubricant Factory, in this undated photo.

    Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, even though citizens of the isolated country have no access to the Internet.

  • A ketchup bottle that never gets stuck Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    LiquiGlide solves the stickiest of ketchup problems...

    Those days of pounding the bottom of that ketchup bottle may be over if a new product succeeds in hitting the mainstream.

  • New exclusive Amazon Prime line fuels partner fear Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon.com warehouse in Brieselang, Germany.

    Amazon's new line of diapers and baby wipes only raises merchants' fears it plans to compete directly with sellers on its site. Re/code reports.

  • The European staples resisting Russia's downturn Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:20 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    Fears that Russia's economic downturn will ravage European multinationals may have been overstated in some cases, with companies that sell beer and soap defying expectations.

  • Detergent pods pose poisoning risk to children Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Detergent pods pose poisoning risk to children

    Laundry detergent pods, that are sometimes mistaken for candy or toys, have accidentally poisoned thousands of children, according to a new study.

  • Online shaving start-up takes on the big blades Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    Harry's Razors product

    Movember sponsor Harry's is looking to shave off a piece of the $6.1 billion men's grooming industry with low-priced blades and bathroom products sold online.

  • China's October trade data another sign of fragility Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:07 PM ET

    Annual growth in China's exports and imports slowed in October, data showed on Saturday, reinforcing signs of fragility in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Argentina accuses Procter & Gamble of tax fraud Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    The Procter and Gamble baby care offices stand at P&G's headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio,.

    Argentina has accused Procter & Gamble of tax fraud and said it suspended its operations in the South American country.