European stock futures fell as investors awaited a U.S report that may show the cost of living in America rose at a slower pace in March and as China’s growth eased more than forecast last quarter. Asian stocks climbed while U.S. index futures retreated.
L’Oreal SA, the world’s largest cosmetics maker, may move after first-quarter sales topped analyst estimates. Bayer AG (BAYN), Germany’s largest drugmaker, might be active as it was said to pay at least $110 million to settle about 500 lawsuits over claims that a line of birth-control pills caused blood clots. EON AG may move after Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported it will probably see interested parties reducing their offers for its energy-from-waste unit in the next round.
Agthia profit surges 21pc in H1
Agthia Group, one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage groups, has reported a net profit of Dh104.5 million (28.45 million) for the first half of 2014, an increase of 21 percent year-on-year driven
BNH net profit surges 23.2pc to $6.15m
Bahrain National Holding (BNH) has reported 23.2 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at BD2.34 million ($6.15 million) for the six months ended June 30 when compared with BD1.9 million for the s