Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, said Wednesday April 23th its sales had risen by 16 percent to 5.301 billion euros (8.471 billion dollars) in the financial year which ended March 31.
IOI Corp , the world's third-biggest listed palm oil firm, plans to buy large tracts of plantation land in Malaysia and set up processing plants in Europe to boost revenues and take advantage of the global commodity boom.
Singapore's GIC sovereign wealth fund is to take a 14.3 percent stake in the Benetton family's holding company, Luxembourg-based Sintonia SA, for one billion euros (1.53 billion dollars), Sintonia said Tuesday March 11th.
Sales of a bracelet will go towards a U.N. fund to combat violence against women under a plan announced on Tuesday by the United Nations, the Avon cosmetics company and movie star Reese Witherspoon. Avon Products Inc.
Major department store chains reported lower February same-store sales on Thursday as consumers spent less on home goods and women's apparel in the weaker U.S. economy. J.C. Penney Co Inc reported a 6.
German chemicals group Henkel said Wednesday February 21th it planned to cut 3,000 jobs and sell a stake in a US affiliate to cope with soaring raw material costs and stiff competition and to finance an acquisition.
Researchers have found the genetic basis of two distinct forms of inherited hair loss, opening a broad path to treatments for thinning locks, according to a pair of studies released Sunday February 24th.
Italian clothing firm Benetton said Thursday February 21th that that full-year net profits rose 16.0 percent to 145.0 million euros (214 million dollars), beating a market consensus of 141.6 million. The group said that 2007 sales rose 9.