Shiseido has upped its net profit forecast for the 2017 financial year, according to a report published by Nikkei Asian Review. The news came as the Japanese cosmetics manufacturer reported a record operating profit for the first six months of the year, up 74 percent to ¥34.6 billion.

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The International Halal Accreditation Forum is gearing up to support India in building consumer awareness of halal-certified products and bolstering halal infrastructure, according to a report published by Trade Arabia.

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LG Household & Health Care has won a lawsuit brought against SM Entertainment over the use of the word ‘SUM’ to brand its celebrity store, according to a report published by AllKpop.

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Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Yanagiya has embraced the gaming trend, drafting in Street Fighter character Guile to act as the face for its latest hair styling product, J-Gel, according to a report published by Kotaku.

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L’Occitane has reported its results for three months ended June 30, 2017. The French natural beauty company, which is listed in Hong Kong, revealed revenue growth of 4.1 percent for the three months to June, to reach €279.5 million.

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AmorePacific has reported plummeting profits for the second quarter of the financial year as tensions between China and South Korea continue to escalate, according to a report published by The Financial Times.

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MAC has been criticised by its social media followers after a lipstick promotion designed to celebrate Australia’s National Lipstick Day proved more popular than anticipated, according to a report published by news.com.au

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Unilever is planning to grow sales across Asia with a two-pronged approach that should see the Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant cater for both low-income and middle-class shoppers, according to a report published by the Nikkei Asian Review.

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Personal care giant Unilever is continuing its work on its new zero-based budgeting (ZBB) strategy as it confesses it has previously ‘over exposed’ consumers in South East Asia past the point of 'diminishing returns'.

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Ramdev’s Patanjali is still challenging Colgate Palmolive in terms of marketing strategy in the Indian personal care market, according to Colgate Palmolive CEO Ian Cook.

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