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Danone gaining market share in Chinese infant formula market - CFO

Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Danone Finance Head Cecile Cabanis tells analysts during a call::Danone expects to deliver synergies from WhiteWave acquisition faster than expected this year.Consumer demand remains subdued in Europe, Brexit also creates uncertainty.Danone has completed the registration of all its infant milk formula products in China.Danone expects Q4 to be a strong quarter for early life nutrition business.Danone expects water business to remain solid for the full year.Danone says expects essential dairy and plant based (EDP) business in Noram to return to positive territory in Q4.Danone says expects international EDP sales to improve in Q4 versus Q3 but to remain negative.SAYSsays early life nutrition market growing strongly in China and Danone is gaining market share.Danone says turning around Brazil dairy business will take time, no turnaround expected before the course of 2018.