Sime Darby , the world's largest listed palm-oil producer is looking to develop plantations in Africa and plans to build new palm-oil processing plants in eastern Europe to exploit booming edible oil demand.
Directors and staff at the German fashion retailer Hugo Boss have reached an agreement that guarantees jobs and German work sites, the private equity group that owns Hugo Boss said Wednesday March 19th.
Tension is growing at Hugo Boss against its new owner, the British investment fund Permira, with some accusing it of pillaging the German fashion retailer that has lost a top director and is set to lose another.
The German fashion house Hugo Boss might appoint Hans Fluri as interim head of the company to replace chief executive Bruno Saelzer who stepped down last week, a press report said on Wednesday February 14th.
Japan's Nikkei average surged 4.3 percent on Thursday, posting the biggest one-day gain in six years, as a pair of economic reports provided investors some relief about the economic outlook in the United States and Japan.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Friday February 8th that using botulinum toxins, such as the popular cosmetic treatment Botox, can have serious side-effects including death, but stopped short of banning them.
A trademark fedora hat and a pair of luxury slippers were among hundreds of items from late French president Francois Mitterrand's wardrobe that went under the hammer Tuesday, January 29th to raise money for charity.
Twenty Nepali Buddhist priests, wearing maroon robes and singlets, offered special prayers at a memorial service on Monday for Mount Everest hero Sir Edmund Hillary, who died last week at the age of 88.
Greenpeace tried to block a palm-oil tanker from leaving an Indonesian port on Friday for a second day to protest over forest destruction, but the vessel's owner said the ship was able to continue loading crude palm oil.