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[WELLIGNTON] New Zealand cherry producers are flying helicopters low over their orchards to dry off raindrops and protect thousands of tonnes of their product headed to Asia to feed rapidly growing...

[LONDON] As diamond traders descend on Botswana this week for one of the year's biggest sales, the US$14 billion industry is struggling to recover from India's war on black money...

[TOKYO] Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business...

[TOKYO] Asahi Group Holdings Ltd wants to grow its overseas business to about a third of sales with more acquisitions after agreeing to buy about US$11 billion of SABMiller Plc's brands as...

LOCAL beauty products distribution company Luxasia has inked a joint venture agreement with fashion and fragrances firm Puig that will cover certain South-east Asian markets, including Singapore and...

ESSILOR of France said on Monday that it would merge with the Luxottica Group of Italy - owner of the Ray-Ban and Oakley brands - in a US$49 billion deal that would create a giant in the eyewear...

A SELF-IMPOSED cash shortage in India is creating chaos for jewellery retailers in one of the world's biggest gold-buying countries. Sales are plunging...

[BENGALURU] Mattel Inc, the largest US toymaker, said on Tuesday that Google Inc's Americas president, Margaret Georgiadis, will become its chief executive, replacing Christopher Sinclair...

[BEIJING] A group of over 100 auto dealers in China has said it would consider refusing to sell Kia Motors Corp brand cars unless it receives 2.5 billion yuan (S$520.353 million) in compensation for...

[LONDON] British American Tobacco agreed Tuesday to pay almost US$50 billion for control of US firm Reynolds American, creating the world's largest listed tobacco company...