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AmorePacific enters Middle East market

AmorePacific enters Middle East market

By Natasha Spencer

The South Korean beauty leader has teamed up with retail franchise operator, Aishaya Group, to expand its presence in the Middle East.

UAE beauty brands target Asia

UAE beauty brands target Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

United Arab Emirates cosmetics firms are reportedly eyeing up expansion into Asia, with moving into the region proving a hot topic at this week’s Beautyworld Middle East event.

L’Oréal CEO says Q3 slowdown in Asia is 'temporary'

L’Oréal CEO says Q3 slowdown in Asia is 'temporary'

By Michelle Yeomans

According to L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon; 'despite a global context that is still volatile’ the company remains confident in its third quarter results despite them revealing a slowdown for L’Oréal Luxe in Asia.

AmorePacific looks beyond Asia for business growth

AmorePacific looks beyond Asia for business growth

By Michelle Yeomans

Cosmetics giant AmorePacific is looking to expand its business beyond Asia in new regions like the Middle East and Latin America with five of its popular brands - Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, Innisfree and Etude House.

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Indonesia's beauty market among 'new growth hot spots'

By Michelle Yeomans

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor to discuss new growth hot spots.

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

While there may be slight growth in palm oil exports in Indonesia it is not expected to be significant as markets are weak and prices could remain low, according to the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki).

Thailand makes move to increase export of agarwood

Thailand makes move to increase export of agarwood

By Simon Pitman

One of the most exotic and prized cosmetic ingredients, agarwood oil, is set to become one of Thailand’s newest luxury exports if one major plantation company gets its way.

South Korean LG brand now looks to expand in EMEA

South Korean LG brand now looks to expand in EMEA

By Michelle Yeomans

South Korean firm LG Household & Healthcare has been taking more international steps of late, particularly in cosmetics, what with considering to buy Elizabeth Arden and now making plans to further expand in EMEA.

Shiseido targets Middle East with joint venture

Shiseido targets Middle East with joint venture

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Japanese cosmo-giant Shiseido is planning to expand its coverage in Middle East countries by forming a joint venture by the end of the year that will be based in Dubai.

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

By Michelle Yeomans

Wacker Silicones, a division of the Germany based chemicals company has invested in five new business teams to support sales in the region as it continues towards its goal to strengthen its presence in Asia.

L’Oréal expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa another ‘good move’

L’Oréal expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa another ‘good move’

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When you are one of the leading cosmetics companies in the world you cannot rest on your laurels. Despite performing ahead of the market and expanding its operations to compete in Asia-Pacific and Central and Latin America, L’Oréal has also turned its...

People on the move: cosmetics jobs

People on the move: cosmetics jobs

By Andrew McDougall

Cosmetics Design presents the latest round up of the movers and shakers in the cosmetics industry, including reshuffles at Beiersdorf and L’Oréal, and appointments at Shiseido and AkzoNobel.

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