Nestle, the world's leading packaged food maker, reported slightly better-than-expected first-quarter sales on Friday, helped by price increases.» Read More
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Unilever said on Thursday it had agreed to sell its Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brands to Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion in cash, marking a final step the restructuring of its portfolio in North America.
Procter & Gamble reported lower quarterly profit on Friday, hurt by unfavorable currency movements and lower gross margin.
The CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management has told CNBC he remains bullish on emerging markets in the long term, despite seeing large outflows due to poor performance in the region.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, when trading will be dominated by earnings from a host of major companies.
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European equities closed narrowly higher on Thursday, with investors underwhelmed by U.S. lawmakers finally reaching a deal to lift the country's borrowing limit.
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Consumer goods company Unilever warned on Monday that a slowdown in its emerging markets accelerated in the third quarter and it now expects underlying sales growth of just 3 to 3.5 percent in the period.
Chocoholics face higher prices for their sweet treats as candy makers deal with higher prices for cocoa butter.
Consumers are sticking to frugal habits developed in the recession even as developed economies recover, suggesting some changes could be permanent.
European shares closed higher on Thursday following better-than-expected trade numbers from China, signaling tentative signs of an economic recovery.
Underlying sales at Nestle grew 4.1 percent in the first half, missing forecasts and lagging growth of rivals Danone and Unilever, as price erosion continued in Europe.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, says the uneven recovery in the U.S. isn't helping the company.
The U.S. is showing signs of recovery but the uncertain outlook could affect Unilever's business in the country, the group's chief executive told CNBC on Thursday.
Brands from Belvedere to Magnum ice cream have ubiquitous presences during the Cannes Film Festival, hoping to boost their exposure.
Slower economic growth is dulling the outlook for equities, but consumer sector stays appealing in the long term.