Dasha is a columnist in London writing about the consumer goods sector, as well as Russia and Turkey. She has been at Reuters since 2012 as deals reporter in London and Turkey correspondent, covering the 2016 coup and the war in Syria. Prior to that she produced business news on BBC radio and worked as an investment banking analyst.
She holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Decent first-quarter revenue growth at both consumer giants means their 2020 margin goals can live another day. But Unilever’s foods business expanded just 1.5 percent organically compared to 3.4 percent overall at Nestlé. The Anglo-Dutch group needs to overhaul its pantry.
A comedian whose TV character accidentally becomes president is the front runner to win Sunday’s election and take charge of securing billions of dollars in aid. To unlock the money, Kiev must satisfy the IMF it is tackling corruption. It’s a challenge where life may imitate art.
The 48 bln euro yogurt maker’s first-quarter sales rose 0.8 pct organically, in line with expectations. Danone expects that to accelerate, but missteps could threaten the company’s full-year target of 3 percent. Any shortfall could encourage attention from activists.