Evyap, making soap in new ways
The Turkey-based Evyap is expanding operations in Malaysia for making soap, as the process shifts more toward using palm oil rather than animal fat, and the market in Southeast Asia for soap continues to grow.
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Successful launch for Michibiki satellite
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Get someone else to do the shopping
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Foxconn still wants Toshiba Memory
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Nissan's new Leaf can go twice as far
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Nikkei Asia300 Forum: Opportunies ahead
The Nikkei Asia300 Global Business Forum was held in Bangkok. In the opening address, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak stressed Asian businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of the shifting world order.