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  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Jan 26- An expensive fightback by top consumer goods brands is likely to provide only temporary relief as retailers improve the quality of their own products to attract thrifty European shoppers. For household goods companies like Nestle and Unilever, the advance of private labels has eaten into market share and dented prices and margins.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland— Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at cooling the planet and easing the suffering of multitudes. French President Francois Hollande, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and U.N. The United Nations' first round of...

  • ZURICH, Jan 21- Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut warned on Wednesday the strong Swiss franc could hit its results, after sales revenue rose 15.1 percent in the quarter to November helped by higher cocoa bean prices. Barry Callebaut said it conducted 99 percent of its business outside of Switzerland so had limited operational exposure to the surging franc,...

  • *China data, German ZEW and QE hopes boost sentiment. LONDON, Jan 20- European shares climbed to a new seven-year high on Tuesday after data showed China's economic growth had slowed less than feared and expectations grew that the European Central Bank would launch a quantitative easing programme later this week. "A slowdown in China seems to be at a very moderate...

  • China data, German ZEW and QE hopes boost sentiment. LONDON, Jan 20- European shares climbed to a new seven-year high on Tuesday after data showed China's economic growth had slowed less than feared and expectations grew that the European Central Bank would launch a quantitative easing programme later this week. "A slowdown in China seems to be at a very moderate...

  • *China data, German ZEW and QE hopes boost sentiment. LONDON, Jan 20- European shares climbed to a new seven-year high on Tuesday after data showed China's economic growth had slowed less than feared and expectations grew that the European Central Bank would launch a quantitative easing programme later this week. "A slowdown in China seems to be at a very moderate...

  • UPDATE 2-Unilever sees no improvement after weak 2014 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:51 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 20- Consumer goods group Unilever expects another sluggish year, after a slowdown in emerging markets and flagging developed economies curbed demand for everything from soup to soap in 2014.. Unilever makes more than half of its sales in emerging markets and so is particularly exposed to slowing demand in once fast-growing countries such as India...

  • PARIS, Jan 20- European shares touched new seven-year highs on Tuesday after data showed China's economic growth slowed less than feared and on expectations the European Central Bank will launch a quantitative easing programme later this week. Danish enzyme maker Novozymes featured among the top gainers, surging 5.1 percent, with traders citing a new...

  • European shares rise early as China data reassures Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 3:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 20- European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, tracking a rally in Asian shares after data showed China's economic growth slowed less than feared. Shares in Unilever bucked the trend, falling 1.7 percent after the consumer goods major posted lower-than-expected fourth-quarter underlying sales growth due to weak emerging markets.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Net profit at consumer goods giant Unilever, maker of Ben& Jerry's ice cream, rose 5 percent in 2014 from the year earlier to 5.5 billion euros despite tough conditions in its markets, the company announced Tuesday. Unilever said sales slid 2.7 percent to 48.4 billion euros, but underlying sales, which strip out currency fluctuations and the...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Consumer goods giant Unilever reported lower than expected fourth-quarter underlying sales growth due to weak emerging markets, bringing a disappointing end to the sector's most difficult year in recent memory. Following a dramatic weakening of emerging markets last year that made Unilever's third quarter the weakest in five years, its...

  • Unilever posts weaker-than-expected fourth quarter Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 20- Consumer goods giant Unilever reported lower than expected fourth-quarter underlying sales growth, as the emerging market downturn that rocked performance earlier in the year failed to improve. Following a dramatic weakening of emerging markets last year that made Unilever's third quarter the weakest in five years, its full-year...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Electric utilities in the United States can expect an extra $12 billion a year in annual revenue by 2030 as heat waves increase the demand for air conditioning. Although environmental groups say the SEC has not enforced that requirement rigorously enough, many companies' regulatory filings describe how climate change threatens their...

  • *New Tesco boss brings in experts he knows from Unilever. *BBH produced high profile ads for Levis, Audi, Lynx. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British agency owned by France's Publicis which has worked for consumer brands including Audi, Levi Strauss, British Airways and Johnnie Walker.

  • LONDON, Jan 15- The new boss of Britain's biggest supermarket chain Tesco has drafted in the advertising agency behind some of the world's most famous adverts, BBH, following a disastrous period of profit warnings and an accounting scandal. Bartle Bogle Hegarty is an award-winning British ad agency owned by France's Publicis and is known for creating adverts...

  • LONDON, Jan 8- Tesco will slash costs and sell assets to fund lower prices and mend its finances, Britain's biggest retailer said on Thursday, as its new boss set out his plan to fight back from years of market share losses and an accounting scandal. Dave Lewis, poached from Unilever to rescue Tesco from the biggest crisis in its 96- year history, said on Thursday he...

  • LONDON, Jan 5- New Tesco boss Dave Lewis is expected to focus on cost cuts and asset sales when he provides an update on his plans to revive the troubled British grocer's fortunes on Thursday. Britain's biggest retailer, reeling from an accounting scandal and four profit warnings that halved its share price last year, could also detail substantial property asset...

  • Dec 22- Procter& Gamble Co said it would sell its soap brands Camay and Zest to Unilever Plc for an undisclosed amount to focus on its faster-growing brands. The company will also sell its Talisman facility in Mexico to Unilever. The Cincinnati- based company sold its Duracell battery business to Berkshire Hathaway Inc in November and its pet food business in...

  • P&G to sell soap brands Camay and Zest to Unilever Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    Dec 22- Procter& Gamble Co said it would sell its soap brands Camay and Zest to Unilever Plc for an undisclosed amount, to focus on its faster-growing brands.

  • LONDON, Dec 22- When Phil Clarke was sacked as Tesco's CEO, senior executives hoped his 0700 strategy meetings would go with him. They did- new boss Dave Lewis starts his at 0630.. Parachuted in from Unilever in September, Lewis soon faced the task of making the shock announcement that a 250 million pound hole had been found in Tesco's profits, in an accounting scandal...