Net revenue came in at £12.6 billion for the full year. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser reported higher-than-expected sales growth on Monday, helped by improvements in both its health and home and hy(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Nestlé forecasts improvements in margins and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company, cut its full-year revenue forecast amid slowing growth in emerging markets. Revenue will rise about 3.5 per (...)

Traders in the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Zalando and Carrefour led the region’s retailers higher after the German online company raised its profitability forecast and the French grocer reported sales that beat projections. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks erased declines and posted their first back-to-back gains in two weeks amid better-than-estimated earnings. British equities also r(...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

The British advertising watchdog is investigating claims made by the makers of Nurofen after an Australian court ordered the company to stop selling several versions of the popular painkiller

Britain’s advertising watchdog is investigating whether a television ad for Reckitt Benckiser Group’s Nurofen Express pain-relief tablets misled consu(...)

Dove deodorant, which is produced by Unilever, the world’s second-biggest consumer-products maker. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Unilever, the world’s second-biggest consumer-products maker, reported the slowest quarterly sales growth in four years as demand for its soaps and sp(...)