L'Oreal manages sales growth, despite setback

2014-11-04 09:45

French cosmetics group L'Oreal has managed to record a 2.0% gain in third quarter sales despite a soft performance in Western Europe.

L'Oreal net profit rises to €3bn

2014-02-11 12:10

L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, says its net profit rose by 3.2% last year to €2.96bn on sales which rose by 2.3% to €22.98bn.

Sarkozy escapes charge, probe continues

2012-11-23 08:12

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has escaped indictment but will continue to be investigated over allegations that his 2007 election campaign was financed with illegally secured funds.

L'Oreal shares drop as results disappoint

2012-08-29 13:35

Shares in L'Oreal have fallen sharply, a day after the cosmetics firm released disappointing first-half results.

L'Oreal heiress ready for family fight

2011-10-02 20:51

Billionaire L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is ready for nuclear war with her daughter and has asked her lawyers to revoke a reconciliation deal the two struck last year.

L'Oreal family dispute resolved

2010-12-06 20:11

Europe's richest woman and her daughter have resolved a legal dispute that swelled into a national scandal.

Report: Sarkozy aides hired spies

2010-09-13 15:49

President Nicolas Sarkozy’s aides enlisted intelligence agents to stop government leaks from being made available to the press, say media reports.

Bettencourt: Daughter lost bid

2010-07-23 22:30

France's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, at the centre of a fraud scandal, says she is relieved her daughter had failed to have her made a ward of the court.

L'Oreal scandal: Minister quizzed

2010-07-21 12:56

French police have questioned the country's embattled labour minister Eric Woerth as part of a probe into the L'Oreal scandals dogging President Nicolas Sarkozy.

L’Oreal heiress adviser detained

2010-07-15 14:07

The financial adviser to the L'Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt, has been detained for questioning along with three others.


L'Oreal bans all travel to Hong Kong

2014-09-30 13:45

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has banned all its staff from business travel to Hong Kong until October 6 in reaction to mounting unrest in the former British colony.

Sarkozy probe judge gets bullet in post

2013-03-28 09:03

The judge who charged former president Nicolas Sarkozy with taking financial advantage of France's richest woman has received a bullet and a death threat in the post, say lawyers.

Sarkozy in court over campaign funds

2012-11-22 10:00

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is due to appear before a magistrate to respond to charges that his 2007 electoral campaign was financed with funds secured illegally.

UK bans 'misleading' L'Oreal ad

2012-02-01 09:25

British regulators have banned an advert for an anti-ageing moisturiser by L'Oreal after upholding a complaint that the image of the model, actress Rachel Weisz, was misleading.

Sarkozy denies illegal campaign cash

2011-08-31 20:00

France's Sarkozy is fending off claims that he took illegal campaign cash from the L'Oreal heiress.

3 doctors to examine L'Oreal heiress

2010-11-17 22:22

A judge has ordered ageing French billionaire Liliane Bettencourt to undergo examination by three doctors as part of an ongoing legal case brought by her daughter.

Cops question French heiress

2010-07-26 21:40

Police have questioned France's richest woman about suspected tax evasion and money laundering in a scandal that has shaken the government.

Ugly scandal may change L'Oreal

2010-07-23 21:21

A battle at beauty icon L'Oreal between Europe's richest woman and her daughter may shape the future of the world's largest cosmetics maker.

L'Oreal heiress faces tax evasion probe

2010-07-19 16:51

France's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, is to be questioned by police about alleged tax evasion and money laundering in a scandal that has hit the government.

Scandal: Sarkozy going on TV

2010-07-12 12:27

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is going on national television amid a scandal involving the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune that has rocked his government.

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