Since De Beers abandoned its decades-old policy of refusing to sell lab-grown diamonds as jewellery, the price gap between man-made stones and natural gems has widened - and the difference is set to get even bigger.
TreeToTextile, a Swedish company manufacturing wood based textile fibres, has welcomed Stora Enso as new partner and will build a demonstration plant in Finland to encourage a wider adoption by the entire industry.
Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed in November, reinforcing market expectations the central bank will hold off on whittling down stimulus for a prolonged period as prices remain distant from its target.
A new KPMG LLP poll has found that nearly one-third of consumers still have up to half of their holiday shopping left to do, presenting a prime sales opportunity for retailers that can accommodate last-minute buys.
India’s drugs regulator has ordered Johnson & Johnson to stop manufacturing its Baby Powder in two of its Indian factories until test results prove they are free of asbestos, a senior official said on Thursday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's trade war strategy is getting more complicated, with slowing growth and disagreements about his approach within the Communist Party adding new battlefronts, according to analysts.
British retail sales surged by much more than expected in November, boosted by Black Friday promotions, although the longer-term picture remains weak ahead of Brexit in little more than three months' time.