More on Unilever (UL) earnings: Q2 underlying sales +5% vs consensus of +5.5%; emerging markets...

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More on Unilever (UL) earnings: Q2 underlying sales +5% vs consensus of +5.5%; emerging markets +10.3%, developed markets -1.3%. Home care underlying growth +10.2%, personal care +7.7%, foods +1%, refreshments +1.9%. Core operating margin rises 40 basis points to 14%. "Growth is slowing in emerging markets, as macro-economic headwinds influence consumer behavior," Unilever says. "Developed markets remain sluggish with little sign of any recovery in North America or Europe." (PR)