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Full steam ahead for Shiseido's 'Vision 2020' plan in Indonesia

02-Jul-2015 - Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido has partnered up with the Aura Beaute Group in Indonesia to strengthen its 'professional business in Asia'.

Could Hindustan Unilever conquer the hair oil segment with Indulekha?

30-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is reported to be in 'advanced talks' for ayurvedic hair care brand Indulekha, a potential deal which would see the company re-enter the hair oil segment following the sale of...

DSM partners up with 'Ingredients Plus' for Malaysia and Singapore

30-Jun-2015 - DSM has signed a deal with 'Ingredient Plus Group', where it will act as a third-party distributor of its personal care portfolio in Malaysia and Singapore.

Bogota releases an app for cosmetics manufactures

29-Jun-2015 - The Colombian capital city is encouraging foreign investment in an array of sectors with a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices alike.

PolyOne invests in Shanghai polymer innovation center

25-Jun-2015 - PolyOne, polymer materials provider has opened a new innovation center in Shanghai to 'increase speed-to-market' for customers in Asia Pacific.

Moxy: 'women are key to e-commerce success in Indonesia'

25-Jun-2015 - Shopping portal Moxy, recently acquired by 'WhatsNew' has plans to be a female focused e-commerce provider in Southeast Asia, as women's purchasing power is on the up.

Evonik and Brenntag team up on hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid collaboration

24-Jun-2015 - Evonik and Brenntag are teaming up to introduce new tailored hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for cosmetics manufacturers, as well as for the drug and medical industries.

Unilever introduces 'Talent Week' to stay on top of 'cutting-edge methodologies'

24-Jun-2015 - Unilever North Asia held a 'talent learning week' for thousands of employees in Shanghai as part of a strategy to encourage cutting-edge methodologies in 'the real business world'.

AkzoNobel sees South East Asia's value with €30 million Thailand investment

24-Jun-2015 - As South East Asia continues to evolve as a lucrative market for the cosmetics industry, AkzoNobel is investing more than €30 million in a Thailand based facility.

Dior gets access to Amorepacific's famous 'Cushion' technology with new partnership

24-Jun-2015 - Amorepacific has signed 'a memorandum of understanding' with Parfums Christian Dior whereby the Asian giant has offered its innovative 'Cushion' technology to the luxury player.

The Philippines rings in 'world's first' certified coconut oil, thanks to BASF help

23-Jun-2015 - After a three year stint, the German chemicals firm has succeeded in establishing the world's first certified production of dried coconut flesh or 'copra' to oil in the Philippines.

Skin care and sun care bring top revenue in the Asia Pacific

23-Jun-2015 - Those segments accounted for nearly half of the cosmetics market share in the region last year, according to a newly released report from ApacMarket.com that examines the business in six...

Unilever shakes up marketing approach with Google partnership

18-Jun-2015 - Hindustan Unilever is shaking up its marketing approach by teaming up content creators like Facebook and Google in an effort to move away from traditional product placement.  

Coty said to be closing in on P&G acquisition

17-Jun-2015 - Share prices in Coty have risen significantly as rumors gather pace that the company has won out in the bidding war to buy part of Procter & Gamble’s beauty portfolio....

Solvay to begin production at Europe and Asia facilities

16-Jun-2015 - Solvay announces that it has started production at its two new large-scale and ‘on-pipe’ alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk in the Netherlands, and in Singapore. 

Clariant leverages Singapore base to 'get closer to customers'

16-Jun-2015 - Clariant held an opening ceremony last week to celebrate the inauguration of its application lab in Singapore, one it hopes will interact with customers to 'develop tomorrow’s megatrends in Asia...

Henkel and Coty bid for P&G brands as analysts say deals could ‘make sense’

10-Jun-2015 - Henkel and Coty have made billion dollar bids to buy separate parts of Procter & Gamble’s beauty businesses, as the consumer goods giant looks to divest some of its cosmetics...

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

10-Jun-2015 - After almost a decade of sourcing Algatech’s astaxanthin as the main active for its Astalift skin care products, Fujifilm has now signed a supply and long-term agreement to distribute the company's astaxanthin raw materials in...

Jumei buys stake in Korea's 'Its Skin'

09-Jun-2015 - Jumei, China's leading online beauty retailer has acquired a minority stake in Korean prestige brand It'S SKIN, which has become extremely popular with Chinese consumers.

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

09-Jun-2015 - Emami has moved into the ayurvedic scalp care segment with the acquisition of six year old hair care brand 'Kesh King’, reportedly one of the largest deals in India's FMCG sector....

SEC to sue trader over fake Avon bid

08-Jun-2015 - The US Stock Exchange Commission has confirmed that it is to sue the Bulgarian trader who filed fake documents purporting to a takeover bid for Avon Products.

Shiseido confirms Burberry deal!

03-Jun-2015 - Shiseido has confirmed it has signed an agreement with luxury fragrance house Burberry to distribute its colour cosmetics and fragrance products in Japan.

Jumei's concern over China's reduced tariff on imported cosmetics

03-Jun-2015 - Following China's decision to reduce the tariff on imported cosmetics by nearly 50 per cent, beauty retailer Jumei is worried the cut will affect its' pricing advantage.

China's tourists boost AmorePacific's Q1 performance record

03-Jun-2015 - AmorePacific has posted its strongest first quarter performance to date, a boost the company attributes to Chinese tourists favouring its skin care at duty free shops.

Muji - Japan’s 'IKEA' expands beauty range in Australia

02-Jun-2015 - Japan's version of Swedish furniture maker 'Ikea' that also offers an affordable cosmetics range, is expanding into Australia after huge success in its home country.

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