L'Oreal India ad L’Oréal is bullish about the Indian economy – because it’s worth it.

India has become the sixth country in which the French cosmetics group has complete operations – including marketing manufacturing, and research facilities – joining France, the US, Japan, China and Brazil. Read more

Indonesia might not be the obvious place for a multinational cosmetics group to put its biggest factory. But L’Oréal of France on Wednesday opened its largest plant in the world at the Jababeka industrial estate near Jakarta.

The €100m production site will serve south-east Asia, one of the globe’s fastest-growing regions, making skin and haircare products under the L’Oréal Paris and Garnier brands. With 450 jobs, it will be a welcome boost to Indonesia’s efforts to diversify away from commodities exports. Read more

Colombia’s female beauty is renowned for being naturally stunning. Sometimes there are some enhancements to what nature originally provided, though, helped by the scalpel of a plastic surgeon or by the brush of a cosmetologist.

For those that prefer make-up, there’s good news: France’s cosmetics giant, L’Oréal, has expanded its presence in the Andean country after the acquisition of Vogue, a local cosmetics brand. Read more