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Procter & Gamble to invest €93mn in digital innovation centre in Singapore

24-Apr-2017 - In its first digital innovation expansion outside of the US, the multinational consumer goods provider is preparing to invest millions over the next five years.

South Korean biotechnology firm Hugel in €762 mn acquisition deal

24-Apr-2017 - The global private investment firm, Bain Capital, agrees to purchase almost half of South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Hugel.

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

18-Apr-2017 - Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand...

AmorePacific named as 7th best global beauty brand

18-Apr-2017 - Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) hails the South Korean cosmetics giant as number seven out of the world’s top 100 beauty companies.

Innovation in Thailand: Mintel highlights recent on-trend releases

17-Apr-2017 - Over the past year, the Southeast Asian nation has emerged as a leading producer of skin care items that revolve around pollutant-protection properties and natural ingredients that aid wellness.

NetEase Kaola develops European Partnership Plan to bring European products to China

12-Apr-2017 - Cross-border e-commerce technology provider, NetEase Kaola, commits to buying €3 billion of European products over the next three years to increase Chinese consumers’ access to European items.

Chinese consumers build connections with Australia and New Zealand

11-Apr-2017 - As China’s total combined online cross-border e-commerce market reached an estimated RMB 626 bn (€83.8 bn) in 2016, consumers are choosing to make their online purchases from Australia and New Zealand.

Voice technology part I: Building emotional connections with customers

11-Apr-2017 - The Speak Easy study, managed by media and marketing firm, Mindshare, and creative think tank, J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group, have released its report outlining how brands should incorporate voice...

Unilever and Lazada build e-commerce cross-functional collaboration

10-Apr-2017 - The duo has partnered to create an alliance to support rapid growth and overcome logistics issues in Southeast Asia.

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“China is the leader of new anti-pollution skincare in APAC”, Mintel reveals

10-Apr-2017 - In light of China becoming the dominant region for anti-pollutant products in Asia-Pacific, we asked David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst at Mintel what we can expect to see from the...

L’Oréal develops mechanobiology research to create massage device for anti-ageing

10-Apr-2017 - L’Oréal’s Research and Innovation launches a first-of-its-kind skin device targeting anti-ageing, based on mechanobiology research.

D&K Worldwide set to launch skin care range in India

05-Apr-2017 - Following their attendance at the Beauty India show, Korean-based skin care label, D&K Worldwide, hopes to make its cosmetics product line a permanent fixture in India.

Shiseido ends distribution agreements with Burberry

04-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care provider, Shiseido, announced in a press release on 3rd April 2017, that it has decided to terminate its global distribution agreements with luxury fragrance brand, Burberry.

SMIT agrees MOU to create O2O smart terminal business

03-Apr-2017 - Hong Kong-based SMIT Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in round A financing to invest in Mainsweb Technology.

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China’s e-commerce boom part I: Reaching new highs

29-Mar-2017 - Global market intelligence company, Mintel, reveals how China’s online retail market space is expected to grow to 1.3 tn Chinese yuan (€133.7 bn) by 2021 at a compound annual growth...

PCHi 2017 achieves record-breaking numbers with event firsts

29-Mar-2017 - This year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, organised by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), witnessed record-breaking numbers at its 10th-anniversary event.

Johnson & Johnson launches Singapore QuickFire Challenge

28-Mar-2017 - The personal care market in APAC is at the centre of an innovation drive by Johnson & Johnson Innovation as it teams up with ETPL and SMART to launch Singapore...

Wacker opens international training centre in Japan

28-Mar-2017 - Silicone producer, Wacker, strengthens its appeal to the Japanese market through building a training centre in Tsukuba, near Tokyo.

Dr. Wolff launches caffeine-based shampoo

28-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics producer, Dr Wolff, releases its Alpecin Sport Caffeine Shampoo in Hong Kong to help prevent hair loss.

Oud Essentials introduces new skin care brand in Kuala Lumpur

27-Mar-2017 - Organic skincare label, Oud Essentials, presents its product range in Kuala Lumpur, ahead of its release in Asia.

Shiseido tests humanoid robots for cosmetics production

27-Mar-2017 - In a revolutionary move and a cosmetics industry first, the leading Japanese heavyweight puts humanoid robots front and centre of its assembly lines.

Azelis hires two new managing directors in APAC

22-Mar-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, has made two new senior appointments to help make inroads with its expansion plans in the APAC region.

Shiseido wins award for Mazda-designed perfume

22-Mar-2017 - Multinational cosmetics leader, Shiseido, takes home the gold in the coveted international iF Design Awards for its Kodo Soul of Motion concept.

Pop-up potential: Power of experimentation

21-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics retailers are hoping to catch consumers’ attention with the new and dynamic pop-up trend.

ArtDeco targets Indian market with BeYu range

21-Mar-2017 - German cosmetics company, ArtDeco Group, eyes up India for a second time as its prepares to relaunch its BeYu range in the marketplace amid strong projected growth.

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