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.Follow @dasha_reuters
The $15 bln oral tobacco maker is spinning off its stogies to quit the combustion business. With its ambitious smoke-free revenue targets, Philip Morris may be keen on what’s left. Judging by its pumped-up takeover of inhaler firm Vectura, it may take the hit, however pricey.
The 31 bln euro food ingredients maker is looking to sell its industrial materials unit. It’s an overdue step that will give the shares only a modest bump. If the Dutch group can grow its sales more quickly, a Givaudan-style valuation and sweeter gains could follow.
The jailed politician used tactics borrowed from investors to challenge Vladimir Putin, the authors of “Navalny” explain. Even though he can’t run in elections or appear on TV, 75% of Russians know who he is. But if they keep shrugging off corruption, his nemesis will prevail.