CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on Carrefour's earnings which saw sales hit by negative currency effects.
Japan's Nikon was stung at the weekend by criticism from China's state broadcaster CCTV for selling defective products and poor customer service.
Supermarket chain Carrefour reported 3.2 percent organic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, boosted by success in the recovering Spanish market.
Tesco wrote down the value of its global operations by $3.5 billion and announced plans to exit the U.S., after a year in which profit fell for the first time in two decades.
Carrefour, Europe's biggest retailer, said fourth-quarter like-for-like sales rose 0.4 percent, reflecting further signs of improvement in its core French market but still difficult trading conditions in austerity-hit Spain and Italy.