Nestle Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Bulcke (L) waits with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wan Ling Martello for the start of the nine-month sale figures news conference at the company's ... more 
Nestle Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Bulcke (L) waits with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wan Ling Martello for the start of the nine-month sale figures news conference at the company's headquarters in Vevey October 17, 2013. Nestle said still-weak emerging market demand and falling prices for its products in Europe slowed underlying sales growth to 4.4 percent in the first nine months of the year from 6.1 percent in the year-ago period. Nestle's sales growth in Asia, Oceania and Africa accelerated slightly to 6.9 percent from 6.3 percent in the first half, while growth in Europe rose to 0.9 percent from 0.6 percent in the first half with still negative pricing. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD) less 
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