Sunday, 16 January, 2022
TopicHindustan Unilever

Topic: Hindustan Unilever

‘Haven’t seen this kind of inflation for many years’ — HUL warns of challenges after profit jump

Hindustan Unilever indicated that inflationary pressures were likely to persist, spooking investors. Its shares slipped 4% at the close of trading — the most since early May.

‘Meri khubsurti ka raaz…’: The Shah Rukh bath-tub ad that made Lux soap bold & beautiful

The 2005 ad flipped the game of advertising women's beauty products by focusing gaze on a man instead of sexualising women. Some argue it didn't really work, others applaud the bold move.

Hindustan Unilever profits jump 41% on shopping spree in early 2021

Hindustan Unilever’s shares rose as much as 1.8% after the results were announced, before giving up the day’s gains almost entirely by the time markets stopped trading.

Hindustan Unilever sees biggest revenue spike since 2011 on rural demand

The optimism, though, is yet to translate into gains for investors as Hindustan Unilever’s shares underperform while the IMF further slashed India's economic growth forecast.

Profit jumps for Indian consumer goods giant despite lockdown as people stocked essentials

Prospects for Hindustan Unilever will now depend on how quickly the Indian economy rebounds after the government started easing the lockdown.

Unilever’s Facebook ad boycott only applies to US, won’t affect Indian subsidiary HUL

Unilever will be stopping ads on platforms like Facebook & Twitter as part of a US campaign aimed at building pressure on social media sites to crack down on hate speech.

Must be inclusive and diverse — HUL drops ‘Fair’ from their ‘Fair & Lovely’ product line

In a statement Thursday, the company said the advertisements of 'Fair & Lovely' will also now feature women of different skin colours.

Dropping ‘Fair’ from Fair & Lovely won’t erase Indian racism

Johnsons & Johnsons, Hindustan Unilever, and even Shaadi.com, are introspecting their contribution to racism. But re-branding products is not enough.

Surging soap demand makes Hindustan Unilever India’s best stock

Hindustan Unilever has surged as bottles of hand-wash, detergents and floor cleaner fly off the shelves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

How Hindustan Unilever became a CEO factory and a company with good middle-class values

A Raigarh incident from the Emergency era shows why HUL holds its values dear, writes Sudhir Sitapati in his book The CEO Factory.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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