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South East Asia

The cosmetics market in South East Asia comprises of Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

Singapore first in Asia to stock H&M beauty lines

24-May-2016 - H&M is bringing its beauty brand to its stores in Asia, beginning with a launch in Singapore later this year.

Philippines soap brand going global

18-May-2016 - A personal care company in the Philippines has announced it is expanding its operations due to increasing global demand.

Unilever struggling with Indonesia halal certification

17-May-2016 - Unilever, keen to tap into the rising market of halal consumer goods across food and personal care, is up against a challenging situation in Indonesia.

'Beauty's Uber' startup acquires Singaporean rival

04-May-2016 - A Malaysian startup dubbed by commentators as ‘Uber for beauty’ has acquired a rival company in Singapore.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

28-Apr-2016 - With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a...

The Philippines clamps down on banned cosmetics ingredients

27-Apr-2016 - The FDA in Manila is clamping down on cosmetics that contain ingredients banned under the ASEAN Cosmetics Committee.

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

26-Apr-2016 - Officials from various of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a delegation to South Korea this week, in a bid to learn more about the...

Asia cosmetics wholesale business may go up for sale

21-Apr-2016 - LF Asia, a major cosmetics and pharmaceuticals wholesale business which operates in China and Southeast Asia, may be sold off in the coming months.

Unilever Indonesia set to enjoy stronger performance

20-Apr-2016 - Personal care giant Unilever has seen its sales slow in Indonesia, but with the domestic market now picking up across the board, commentators suggest the Dove and Axe parent-company’s fortunes...

Kanebo looking to double sales and expand across Asia

20-Apr-2016 - Kao-owned cosmetics firm Kanebo is looking to double sales of its leading brand, Kate, by entering it into the markets of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and by strengthening its offering...

P&G welcomes finance minister to Singapore Innovation Centre

19-Apr-2016 - Consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble marked the second anniversary of its Singapore Innovation Centre (SgIC) for the Asia region with a visit from the country’s finance minister.

L'Oreal Thailand outlines plans to reach top spot

07-Apr-2016 - Global beauty giant L’Oreal has outlined its plans to develop into the number one beauty company in Thailand.

Indonesia regulatory body under scrutiny

07-Apr-2016 - The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the sole organisation responsible for the accreditation of halal products and brands in Indonesia, has come under fire for not revealing its financial reports.

Concern among Vietnam’s local players as Thai cosmetics continue to build momentum

06-Apr-2016 - With more Thai cosmetic brands seeking success in Vietnam, local players are concerned they’ll be ousted by the competition.

Cosmax bags halal certification in Indonesia

30-Mar-2016 - Global beauty player Cosmax has received halal certification for its manufacturing facilities in Indonesia from international accreditation agency, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).

L'Oreal CEO on the opportunities in Indonesia

24-Mar-2016 - Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of beauty giant L’Oreal, has spoken about the opportunities he believes are presented to the beauty industry by the Indonesian market.

P&G appoints country CEO for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei to drive innovation

17-Mar-2016 - P&G, consumer goods giant, has appointed a new country CEO for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, in what appears to be a further bid to strengthen its innovative capacity in the...

Unilever awards Ogilvy a host of brands for creative and digital in the Philippines

01-Mar-2016 - Consumer goods multinational Unilever is investing in its presence in the Philippines, and has just awarded a host of branding accounts there to marketing company Ogilvy & Mather.

Indonesian beauty brand expanding its portfolio to compete with L'Oréal

23-Feb-2016 - Leading cosmetics player in Indonesia, Martina Berto, has announced it is acquiring Rudy Hadisuwarno Cosmetics, a brand which specialises in the hair care sector and cosmetics more generally, in order...

Premium beauty and fashion e-commerce site launched in Indonesia

18-Feb-2016 - A new e-commerce platform for premium beauty and fashion has been launched in Indonesia, in further confirmation of the enormous potential of internet retail in the country.

Myanmar to host beauty expo as industry prepares to blossom

18-Feb-2016 - The second annual beauty industry expo is set to take place in Myanmar in August, in confirmation of the emerging market's potential as a space for the cosmetics and personal...

The Philippines looking to develop its halal market

12-Feb-2016 - The Philippines is looking to bolster its halal industry, and has introduced various new bills to encourage the manufacture, accreditation and trade of domestically produced halal products.

Southeast Asia markets set to record industry-leading growth

04-Feb-2016 - Despite the slowdown currently being witnessed in many developing markets worldwide, countries in Southeast Asia are positioned to see industry-leading growth in the coming years.

Malaysia stepping up regulatory enforcement for cosmetics

04-Feb-2016 - In a move which taps into a rising focus within beauty on regulatory alignment, Malaysia has stated it intends to get tougher with its domestic cosmetics regulation.

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