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Reckitt Benckiser, once seen as an industry pacesetter due to its strong revenue and profit growth, is having a very tough year, reporting its weakest quarter ever in July, hurt by a series of issues including a collapse of its South Korean business after a safety scandal, a failed product launch and a cyber attack that hobbled its global operations.

Reckitt Benckiser plans to reorganise its business into two distinct units, one for health and the other for hygiene and home products, as it tries t(...)

Products produced by Reckitt Benckiser include Vanish, Finish, Dettol and Harpic. (Photograph: Reuters)

British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group reported a 2 per cent fall in second-quarter sales on Monday after last month’s global cyber atta(...)

Paddy Power Betfair finished off a positive week with a 0.6% rise to €102.20

European shares edged higher on Friday, ending the week in positive territory thanks to corporate earnings and robust basic resources stocks, though (...)

Wall Street traders: US stocks  were up slightly on Thursday as a rise in consumer shares helped offset losses in financials

European stocks were left flat-footed as disappointing company results, including a $7.5 billion fine for wrongdoing for Deutsche Bank, sent its shar(...)

Reckitt Benckiser – whose brands also include Dettol, Nurofen, Durex condoms and Harpic toilet cleaner –  recently revealed a third-quarter hit from its South Korean operation after a disinfectant scandal. Photograph: Stephen Hird/File/Reuters

Cillit Bang and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser has confirmed it held talks to buy US baby formula maker Mead Johnson for $16.7 billion (€15.5 billion)(...)

China’s infant formula market is set to grow to more than $30 billion by 2017

China is considering a ban on advertisements for infant milk formula in a bid to tackle low levels of breast feeding, the official Xinhua news agency (...)

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address con(...)

A new Mercedes-Benz car is seen at a parking lot outside a dealership in Beijing. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency r(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

It’s been a hectic few days for dairy in China, especially for foreign companies, after New Zealand’s Fonterra had to work frantically to contain a bo(...)

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