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NATURAL AFRICAN LOOKS INCREASE IN PREDOMINANCE AS SUB-SAHARAN BEAUTY MARKETS BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED



Beauty markets in sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more sophisticated, and with this comes an increasing desire by consumers to use cosmetics that better match their own skin and hair characteristics, rather than utilising products that of more universal appeal.

Nigeria’s personal care product industry continues to grow, and given its population is the largest in Africa – now estimated by the United Nations at 200 million – this market inevitably has the most potential in the continent.…

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CANS PLAY IMPORTANT ROLE IN DELIVERING FOOD AND DRINK TO THE NEEDY IN DISASTER ZONES



METAL cans play an important role in enabling aid agencies to deliver food and drink to needy people in disaster zones and areas of food scarcity – being sturdy, stackable, and recyclable. The scale of some of these operations and hence their demand for canned food and drink is huge.…

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PHILIPPINE COATINGS MANUFACTURERS HAVE GOOD PROSPECTS, BUT FACING SHORT TERM DEMAND RESTRICTIONS



 

THE PHILIPPINES paint and coatings sector maybe growing robustly – at an average of 6.5-7% over the past two years to reach USD900 million in 2018 says market researchers Frost & Sullivan – but the local manufacturers think they could do a lot better.…

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MALAYSIAN BUDGET SEEKS TO CONSOLIDATE REFORMS OF NEW PAKATAN HARAPAN GOVERNMENT



MALAYSIA’S Pakatan Harapan government has released its 2020 budget, its second since gaining power in 2018, and one that aims to consolidate reforms undertaken by an administration headed by veteran Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. This was not a budget bringing major change, indeed finance minister YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng stressed when delivering his budget speech to the Malaysian parliament on October 11 how the government has been tying up earlier major reforms, such as scrapping the unpopular goods and services tax (GST).…

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IRELAND FARMERS SHOULD PREPARE CONTINGENCIES FOR UPCOMING CAP REFORM SAY IRISH AGRICULTURAL ACCOUNTANTS



IRISH farming accountants will not only be monitoring Brexit as a current important European Union (EU) policy change, they will be scrutinising potential reforms to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), now under discussion for remaining member states, like Ireland. They will be advising their agricultural clients to be prepared for potential shifts in CAP subsidies.…

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OECD OBESITY REPORT SAYS REFORMULATION CAN BOOST ECONOMIES AND WEALTH OF FOOD MANUFACTURERS



AN ORGANISATION for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) report on obesity has argued that initiatives such as reformulation, can benefit the food industry, enabling companies to reduce costs and target new consumer niches. These included “attracting people from the health-conscious segment of the market”. …

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EU SIGNALS CLAMP DOWN ON FUTURE FOSSIL FUEL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS



THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers has signalled that it is prepared to clamp down on EU funding of oil and gas projects, as it considers how to achieve anticipated new ambitious climate change goals.

In a joint policy statement released earlier this month (November 8), EU ministers said multilateral development banks should “adopt responsible investment policies and to phase out financing of fossil fuel projects, in particular those using solid fossil fuels…” The declaration is important, given EU member states control the European Investment Bank (EIB), which has sunk EUR202 billion into energy projects since it was founded in 1959, many of which involved developing the oil and gas sector.…

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COMPUTER VIRUSES PROLIFERATE, WHILE HACKERS GET SMARTER ABOUT HOW TO TARGET THEIR VICTIMS, EXPERTS WARN



As internet-enabled devices proliferate, there are some 400,000 new malware (malicious software) samples a day being released, according to Paul Ducklin, a principal research scientist at Sophos, a British security software and hardware company.

There are currently more than 7 billion devices connected to the internet, a number forecast to reach 10 billion by 2020, according to Germany-based internet of things consultants IoT Analytics.…

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DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING GROWS IN EGYPT DESPITE STRUGGLE TO COMPETE AGAINST CHINESE SUPPLIERS



Digital textile printing is growing in Egypt with companies acquiring new machines and a major new player entering the market to take advantage of low labour costs and the country’s geographical proximity to buyers in Africa and Europe. Domestic demand for digitally printed textile products, however, has been sluggish, while exporters are struggling to remain price competitive compared to Chinese competitors.…

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HONG KONG-OWNED COMPANY OFFERS GOOD PRACTICE IN DELIVERING SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN VIETNAM’S TEXTILE INDUSTRY



A MAJOR textile and clothing exporter in Vietnam hopes that it is influencing the country’s growing fabric and apparel industry to become more sustainable – telling WTiN.com of its good environmental practice.

Delman Lee, president and chief technology officer of Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel Ltd, which produces shirts and polo knits at two factories in Vietnam’s Vinh Phuc province, north of Hanoi, exporting mainly to the USA, claimed the company has been improving its sustainability for more than a decade.…

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