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Unilever raises stake in Indian unit HUL to 67%

MUMBAI, INDIA: Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever said it has paid US$3.2bn for an additional 14.8% in its Indian subsidiary as part of its strategy of expanding in emerging markets.

8 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

INDIA

Pepsi T20 Football Campaign on the ball

NEW DELHI, INDIA: If there's one thing that unites Indians, it's a religion called cricket. Also 'Pepsi & Cricket' was expected. But...

9 Apr 2013

INDIA

India central bank examining Wal-Mart allegations

NEW DELHI, INDIA: India has asked its central bank to examine allegations that US retail giant Wal-Mart has illegally invested in Indian supermarkets since 2010, the Press Trust of India reported Thursday.

22 Oct 2012

INDIA

Wal-Mart aims for first India store within 18 months

NEW DELHI, INDIA: US giant Wal-Mart said on Friday it aims to open its first store in India within the next 12-18 months after the government opened the vast consumer market to foreign chains.

26 Sep 2012

INDIA

Cosmetic firms eye beautiful future in emerging markets

MUMBAI: Global cosmetic firms are turning to emerging markets in the hunt for sales, but they face a challenge tailoring their beauty products to suit new customers in India, China and elsewhere.

19 Sep 2012

INDIA

McDonald's to open first vegetarian outlet

NEW DELHI, INDIA: US fast food giant McDonald's, famed for its beef-based Big Mac burgers, on Tuesday said it will open its first ever vegetarian-only restaurant in the world in India next year.

5 Sep 2012

INDIA

Amazon launches Kindle store in India

NEW DELHI, INDIA / SAN FRANCISCO, US: e-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched its Kindle Store in India, claiming to have the largest selection of any e-bookstore in the country.

23 Aug 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

INDIA

Indians to protest against foreign retailers

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian traders and farmers said on Tuesday they would stage a nationwide protest next month against any government move to open up the nation's retail sector to competition from foreign supermarkets.

25 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

GERMANY

Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.

25 Aug 2011

INDIA

Hypermarkets under pressure

HYDERABAD, INDIA: The reign of hypermarkets is under threat from a variety of sources and retailers urgently need to adapt and innovate to protect margins, finds Verdict's global arm Datamonitor Retail.

19 Apr 2011

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