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  • May 16- Shares of Jumei International Holding Ltd rose about 26 percent in their market debut, valuing the Chinese online cosmetics retailer at about $4.02 billion. The company, backed by venture-capital firm Sequoia Capital, had initially said 9.5 million ADSs would be sold and priced at $19.50- $21.50 per share in the IPO.

  • May 14- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit, helped by growth in its fragrance and skincare business, primarily in Europe and emerging markets.

  • Coty posts net loss after impairment charge Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    May 14- Perfume and cosmetics maker Coty Inc reported a quarterly loss, compared with a profit a year earlier, hurt by a charge related to its skin and body care business in China. Coty reported a net loss of $253.3 million, or 66 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $20.4 million, or 5 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Elizabeth Arden exploring options as sales plunge Monday, 12 May 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    U.S. cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden Inc said it is evaluating strategic alternatives, sending its shares down 16 percent after the bell.

  • Elizabeth Arden sales fall 20 percent Monday, 12 May 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    May 12- U.S. cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden Inc reported a 20 percent decline in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak sales in its North American perfume business. Sales in North America fell 23 percent to $121.9 million in the third quarter.

  • May 2- Estee Lauder Cos Inc, known for its Clinique and MAC brands, raised its earnings forecast for the full year, driven by the launch of new skin care and makeup products. Estee Lauder said it expects global prestige beauty, to which the company belongs, to grow about 3 to 4 percent in 2014..

  • May 2- Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported a better-than-expected third-quarter adjusted profit as demand for its skincare products and prestige beauty brands rose globally.

  • May 1- Avon Products Inc's quarterly results on Thursday showed just how hard it will be for the direct seller of beauty products to turn itself around, with big setbacks in key markets like Russia, Latin America and the United States.

  • May 1- Avon Products Inc would pay the U.S. government $135 million to settle a multiyear bribery probe into its overseas business development practices, under a preliminary agreement the beauty products company disclosed on Thursday.

  • May 1- Avon Products Inc would pay the U.S. government $135 million to settle a multiyear bribery probe into its overseas business development practices, under a preliminary agreement the beauty products company disclosed on Thursday.

  • May 1- Avon Products Inc will pay the U.S. government $135 million to settle a multiyear probe into its efforts to develop new markets overseas, according to a preliminary understanding the beauty products company disclosed on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- Avon Products Inc said on Thursday that it had reached a preliminary deal with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve a years-long probe into the beauty products company's overseas business development practices.

  • April 30- Energizer Holdings Inc said it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies, one for batteries and other household products and the other for personal care brands such as Schick razors and Stayfree female hygiene products.

  • UPDATE 1-Battery maker Energizer to split into two Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    April 30- Energizer Holdings Inc said it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies, one for batteries and other household products and the other for personal care brands such as Schick shavers and Stayfree female hygiene products. Energizer reported $1.9 billion in revenue for the household business in the year ended March 31.

  • Battery maker Energizer to split into two Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    April 30- Energizer Holdings Inc said it plans to separate into two publicly traded companies, one for household products and the other for personal care. The separation is planned as a tax-free spin-off and is expected to be completed in the second half of the 2015 fiscal year, the company said in a statement.

  • LONDON, April 23- The loud welcome given by investors to this week's deal for Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline to trade more than $20 billion of assets could trigger more pacts in the pharmaceuticals sector and beyond.

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by cost cutting and stronger sales of items like detergent and air freshener.

  • Procter & Gamble profit rises on home care sales Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:59 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble's Scope mouthwash

    Procter & Gamble reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care products.

  • *Says suffers from slower demand in North America, Russia. PARIS, April 14- L'Oreal posted a 2.2 percent drop in first-quarter sales on Monday, held back by slowing demand for mass market products including Garnier shampoo and Maybelline make-up, particularly in North America.

  • Currencies hit P&G’s bottom line. Who’s next? Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble Co. Crest brand toothpaste sits on display in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

    US multinational companies are dealing with an increasingly big headache when it comes to sales and profits: currencies.