L'Oreal SA (OREP.PA)
* CHAIRMAN AND CEO AGON SAYS AT CAGNY CONFERENCE THERE IS NOTHING TO INDICATE THAT THERE IS ANY SLOWDOWN IN GROWTH OF DEMAND FROM CHINESE CONSUMERS Further company coverage: (Reporting by email@example.com)
* Says no intention to increase L'Oreal stake (Adds executive, analyst comments, updates shares.)
VEVEY, Switzerland, Feb 15 Food giant Nestle expects organic sales to grow 2-4 percent this year, it said, after they rose a mere 2.4 percent in 2017, their weakest gain in more than two decades, and a goodwill impairment on its skin health business hit net profit.
Feb 9 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2200 GMT on Friday:
* European Q4 earnings growth forecast falls to 11 pct (Recasts, adds details, closing prices)
* Pressure on Nestle from Daniel Loeb (Updates shares, adds details on Nestle)
PARIS L'Oreal signalled its readiness to buy Nestle's 23 percent stake in the world's biggest cosmetics firm on Friday, which along with strong results lifted the French company's shares.
PARIS L'Oreal stands ready to buy Nestle's 23 percent stake in the firm should its Swiss shareholder choose to sell, and it could finance a purchase through cash, by selling its Sanofi stake or by borrowing, L'Oreal's CEO said.
PARIS, Feb 9 L'Oreal stands ready to buy Nestle's 23 percent stake in the firm should its Swiss shareholder choose to sell, and it could finance a purchase through cash, by selling its Sanofi stake or by borrowing, L'Oreal's CEO said.
PARIS, Feb 9 Shares in French cosmetics group L'Oreal rose on Friday after its fourth quarter sales beat expectations, with a confident outlook for 2018, while comments regarding its intentions on Nestle further buoyed the stock.