Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.L)
25 May 2017
SYDNEY A Chinese consortium is buying Ansell Ltd's condom division, the world's no. 2 condom maker, for $600 million, betting on surging demand in China as sex becomes less of a taboo subject and more emphasis is placed on public health education. | Video
* Deal to fund $265 mln Ansell share buyback, future acquisitions
CORRECTED-BUZZ-VIEW FROM THE BUYSIDE-Washington uncertainty bolsters case for domestic European stocks - Manning & Napier
LONDON, May 18 ** "Deteriorating" political environment in Washington combined with increasing tightening in China imply "external demand for Europe might be getting as good as it gets", Jeff Donlon, managing director of global strategies at Manning & Napier, says
* Announces its intention to appoint KPMG as its auditor for financial year ending 31 December 2018
LONDON, May 4 The board of Reckitt Benckiser survived a protest on Thursday that saw nearly 15 percent of shares voted against the reelection of its chairman and nearly 31 percent against the former head of its audit committee.
* WS Atkins hits all-time high on Canadian buyout (Adds details, closing prices)
BNP Paribas, Societe Generale outperformance continues ahead of French election - For more see the European equities LiveMarkets blog
LONDON, April 21 Live coverage of European markets now available on cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets
LONDON British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser failed to grow its underlying sales in the first three months of the year, blaming fallout from a South Korean safety scandal and a flop with a new Scholl product after figures fell short of estimates.
* Company being reshaped by M&A (Adds CEO comments, stock activity, bullet points)
LONDON, April 21 British shares inched lower on Friday, set for their worst weekly losses since early November after Tuesday's surprise call for an national election caused equities to fall.