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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The American Avon lady may be a poison pill

Avon's American curse

Takeover talk has lifted shares of the doortodoor cosmetics firm. Strong demand in emerging markets may make Avon a tempting target for L Oreal or others. But the Avon ladies in Brazil and China come with American sisters whose business model might turn off erstwhile suitors.

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