Adidas CEO says fat China margins to stabilize as thin U.S. margins grow

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - German sports apparel brand adidas AG expects its huge operating margin in China to shrink slightly in the long term, while its small U.S. margin grows markedly in the near term, its new chief executive officer said on Thursday.

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Pernod rides U.S and China growth, cautions on India highway ban

PARIS (Reuters) - Pernod Ricard's third quarter sales beat forecasts on Thursday, lifting its shares, but the French spirits group cautioned that a ban on alcohol sales near Indian highways would slow growth in its second-largest market.

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Meet the main candidates hoping to be the next president of France

As French voters prepare to head to the polls this Sunday, CNBC takes a look at the main candidates hoping to win the race to the Elysee Palace, in what's being described as the most uncertain election ever in French politics.

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