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Chinese tourists buying luxury watches show the way for exporters

By Robin Swithinbank ©AFP Priced out: exports of Swiss watches to mainland China have fallen on the back of high rates of consumption tax and import duties Talk of a slowdown in Chinese luxury consumption has been well documented. On the face … Continue reading

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China v the Chinese: Where the real luxury market lies

After two weeks in the mountains of Wyoming, I come home and what do I find? Not only is Mulberry without a CEO (and still without a designer), but all that conventional wisdom about the super-duper high-speed growth of the Chinese luxury market (shock! … Continue reading

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Carmen Busquets has found her new Net-a-Porter

Carmen Busquets   Ever since its launch, Net-a-Porter has been the gold standard in e-tail: the high-end market leader, with a profit margin far ahead of the pack. And ever since then, entrepreneurs have been chasing its market share. Now … Continue reading

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China: rising costs push products online | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com

China: rising costs push products online March 22, 2012 11:01 am by beyondbrics   By Kathrin Hille and Patti Waldmeir It is no secret that it is no longer that cheap to make things in China. But now, it is becoming … Continue reading

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