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  • Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:00 PM ET

    *Dubai mounts drive to profit from setting standards. DUBAI, Nov 20- From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai, better known for flamboyance and unrestrained consumerism than Islamic scholarship, sees an opportunity.

  • *Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors not planning on going into skin care. PARIS, Nov 18- Burberry is the latest luxury brand to eye the 28- billion-euro global skin care market but despite potentially rich pickings in Asia it faces an uphill struggle to win customer trust in a crowded market.

  • FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Nov 15- U.S. packaging companies Berry Plastics Group Inc and Silgan Holding Inc as well as German peer Gerresheimer are competing to buy the healthcare packaging unit of Rexam in a deal expected to fetch a little less than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Nov 13- China is considering a rule change that would allow the sale of some cosmetics without requiring them to be tested on animals, opening up a potential route into the Chinese market for international firms opposed to the practice.

  • Nov 7- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly results, hurt by weak demand for its fragrances and nail products in the United States, and said it expected this trend to continue in the key holiday season.

  • Coty's quarterly revenue falls as U.S. sales stay weak Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Nov 7- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported a 2.9 percent fall in quarterly sales, hurt by weak demand for its fragrance and nail products in the United States. Net income attributable to Coty rose to $93.5 million, or 24 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $86.7 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co is chugging along with its turnaround, posting a quarterly profit that met Wall Street's expectations and holding to its annual forecasts as the world's largest household products maker gets a lift from cost cuts and a lower tax rate. Shares of P&G slipped 0.5 percent to $80.20 in premarket trading on Friday.

  • Procter & Gamble posts higher quarterly profit Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 25- Procter& Gamble Co posted a higher quarterly profit on Friday, as the world's largest household products maker benefited from some growth overseas, cost cuts and a lower tax rate. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide detergent earned $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, in the fiscal first quarter, up from $2.81 billion, or 96 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Turnover down 6.5 percent to 12.5 billion euros. LONDON, Oct 24- Unilever Plc reported slower sales growth after demand for its consumer goods was hit by the devaluation of a handful of emerging market currencies and other factors such as rising onion prices in India.

  • Domtar results hurt by weak paper and pulp business Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 24- Canadian paper and pulp products producer Domtar Corp reported a lower third-quarter profit on Thursday, as weakness in its paper and pulp segment offset the impact of a stronger performance from its personal care products business.

  • Watch: CNBC anchorman stays classy Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 5:52 AM ET

    CNBC anchorman Geoff Cutmore gave his best impression of Ron Burgundy on Squawk Box Europe this morning.

  • Samsung keeps it simple to overtake Apple Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Apple's biggest smartphone rival, Samsung, has overtaken the Cupertino-based company when it comes to brand simplicity.

  • *Analysts' value of unit ranges from 2 bln- 5.5 bln stg. LONDON, Oct 22- Reckitt Benckiser may sell its pharmaceuticals unit, which has been suffering from declining sales of its main heroin addiction drug, to focus on growing consumer health and household cleaning products businesses.

  • Is a Halal food market boom on its way? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    A halal butcher

    The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.

  • Traditional grocers poised to join e-commerce boom Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Peapod worker at one of its online distribution facilities in Lake Zurich, Ill.

    A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.

  • L'Oreal on Nestle deal: 'This is business fiction' Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L'Oreal SA

    L'Oreal's rumored buyback of Nestle's 29.5 percent stake in the French cosmetics giant looked far from a done deal on Friday, with Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L'Oreal, telling CNBC that the ball was in the Swiss food giant's court.

  • Bag ban: New York's future may not be in plastics Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    At least nine City Council members back legislation to require most retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each bag.

  • Russia gives Carlsberg a hangover Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    After Danish brewer Carlsberg announced disappointing second quarter profits, the company's CEO placed the blame firmly on Russia, where a raft of legislation has heavily regulated the sale of alcohol.

  • 'The Profit' cleans up small business     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:12 AM ET

    CNBC Prime's Marcus Lemonis, "The Profit" host discusses tonight's show where he tries to clean up "Eco-Me," a manufacturer of all natural home cleaning products.

  • Watch: Is this the hypermarket of the future? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    Tesco has unveiled a brand new concept store in the UK in Watford. Tesco Extra is the latest experiment in transforming the supermarket into a retail destination.

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