Italian jeweller Bulgari SpA said 2008 profit fell 45 percent to 82.9 million euros ($105.8 million), with the economic downturn hitting results. Bulgari said in a statement on Wednesday March 11 it would propose a dividend of 0.
Avon Products Inc (AVP.N) said on Thursday that it expected to save more than it had previously anticipated from its original restructuring, and unveiled a new plan to improve profits and fund its growth.
French cosmetic and hygiene group Johnson & Johnson, won permission from the European Commission on Wednesday, to take full control of two French makers of feminine protection products. Johnson & Johnson, a subsidiary of U.S.
On the red carpet, austerity is generally about as well received as a surprise cameo appearance by Robert Blake, and yet a grim economic outlook could cause the mood at Sunday's Academy Awards to be as subdued as the ceremony that followed the September 11 attacks.
Britain's Croda, which makes ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products, reported on Tuesday full-year pretax profits up 78.3 percent to 98.4 million pounds ($140.7 million) in a difficult environment.
Cosmetics maker Revlon Inc posted a 72 percent fall in its fourth-quarter profit, hurt by foreign currency fluctuations and lower sales in two brands. Revlon, controlled by financier Ronald Perelman, posted a fourth-quarter profit of $11.
Ahmed, clad in an elegant black suit, smiles from behind a fine display of cosmetics at a department store in Dubai, but most shoppers glance quickly and dash away, with only a few reaching the cashier.
A mysterious, maple syrup-like odour that has periodically wafted over New York City since October 2005 has been linked to New Jersey fragrance processing plants, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday.