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THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY IN SAUDI ARABIA

 

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to liberalise its society and economy are positively affecting the local beauty market. Ever since the global plunge in oil prices that led to the shrinking of the state’s budget, the kingdom’s government has embarked upon major economic reform.…

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FUTURE OF BEAUTY – MEA – CONCLUSIONS

*The wealthier personal care product markets of the Middle East and Africa are increasingly mature and segmented, with consumers looking for specialist lines such as organic and halal products. Brands need to develop quality formulations that meet these demands, while protecting the image and reputation of their overall product line.…

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UAE BEAUTY SALES MOVE ONLINE AND TOWARD NATURAL AND ETHICAL LINES

With its mega shopping malls, opulent standards of living and investor-friendly climate, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been a strategic market for international beauty brands. The small nation of 9.27 million was ranked as the seventh biggest consumer of beauty products in the world by research firm Euromonitor International, with a per capita spend of around USD239 in 2016.…

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QATAR STAND OFF HIGHLIGHTS GULF FAILINGS OVER COUNTER-TERROR FINANCE CONTROLS

THE FIVE month-long diplomatic and commercial dispute between Qatar and the so-called ‘anti-terror quartet – ATQ’ of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt) continues and revolves around Doha’s alleged financial support for terrorist groups.…

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VEGAN MAKEUP BECOMING MAINSTREAM IN THE UAE

THE UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) has long been a fertile ground for colour cosmetics brands thanks to its large young population (its median age is just over 30) and the presence of image conscious consumers. Despite the pressure of rising costs and fierce competition among brands, the country’s colour cosmetics market experienced moderate growth in 2017 compared to 2016, increasing an estimated 4% in value terms to reach Emirati Dirham AED1.1 billion (USD299.4 million), according to market researcher Euromonitor International.…

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VIETNAM TEXTILE EXPORTERS LOOK TO ASIA TO BOOST SALES

VIETNAM’S textile and clothing and textile sector is looking to sell more product into Asian markets such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, while solidifying its traditional export bases like the US and EU, the latest trade data indicates. 

Last year, Vietnam exported USD2.28 billion’s worth of clothing and textiles to South Korea – a 7.45% gain compared with 2015, according to Vietnam customs data analysed by the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS). …

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SAUDI ARABIA’S SPA MARKET SPURRED BY HOSPITALITY BOOM

 

In a socially-reserved country such as Saudi Arabia where entertainment options are mostly limited to shopping and cafes – the opening of spas and beauty salons offer another avenue for leisure and recreation.

According to market research company Euromonitor International, Saudi Arabia’s spa market was valued at Saudi Arabian Riyals SAR275 million (USD73.3 million) in 2017, growing by 7% over 2016.…

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GLOBAL NUCLEAR NEWBUILD INSPIRED BY UAE PROGRESS

THE UNITED Arab Emirates (UAE) may hold an enviable portion of the world’s oil and gas reserves, at 4% and 3.5% respectively. But this has not stopped the country diversifying its long-term energy sources through developing nuclear power. With generation imminent, nuclear energy regulators and companies are watching closely how this rare event – a country embarking on a new civilian nuclear programme – rolls out.…

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ASIA REGULATORY ROUND UP – HONG KONG STRIKES DOUBLE TAXATION DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA

HONG KONG and Saudi Arabia has struck an agreement on avoiding double taxation so any Saudi Arabian tax paid by Hong Kong companies will be credited against tax payable on the same profits in the special administrative region. The same would apply to Saudi companies paying tax in Hong Kong.…

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PUTTING ON A BRAVE FACE – JAPAN’S COATINGS SECTOR INVESTS ABROAD AS DOMESTIC SALES FACE DECLINE

JAPAN’S paint and coatings sector is putting on a positive face and playing up overseas expansion efforts, as well as its traditional strength in innovation, but analysts are concerned about the longer-term outlook for domestic companies.

Sales of paint in Japan came to Japanese Yen JPY 675 billion (USD6.10 billion) in 2016, a marginal increase of around 1% on the previous year’s figure, according to the Japan Paint Manufacturers Association.…

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