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Hong Kong consumers spend 4x more on apparel than US counterparts: report

October 20, 2014

Hong Kong is seeing a rise in ecommerce trends due to low government restrictions and because the city’s consumers are becoming more familiar with Western brands through travel, according to a report by Borderfree.

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Hong Kong protests flare, set up showdown

September 29, 2014

The protests in Hong Kong that began late last week and have grown more contentious may upend the city’s stability.

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What impact will Russian politics have on the fashion industry?

September 19, 2014

Even with tense relations between Russia and Western countries, a complete ban on clothing and textile imports from the United States and the European Union is highly unlikely, according to a new report by Fashionbi.

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Scotland’s independence referendum stokes economic concerns

August 28, 2014

Scottish business owners fret that independence from Britain could result in widespread economic uncertainty since fundamental issues would need to be hammered out, and uncertainty is hardly a boon for business.

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How will stricter sanctions on Russia affect countries involved?

July 30, 2014

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has spurred the European Union to take a harsher approach to Russia’s escalating role in the Ukrainian conflict.

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Population of ultra-wealthy Chinese to surpass Japanese by 2026: report

January 23, 2014

The number of Chinese ultra-high-net-worth individuals with $500 million will grow 6 percent in 2014, rising to 535 people, while the total population of China’s ultra-high-net-worth individuals is not set to grow, according to a new report by Wealth-X.

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UFaker gives brand enthusiasts a voice with anti-counterfeiting app

October 22, 2013

Mobile application uFaker aims to stave off the growing problem of counterfeiting by arming brands with timely information and getting consumers involved in the fight.

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How the current government shutdown may affect retail spending

October 4, 2013

Just as retailers begin to push their holiday marketing into full gear, the government shutdown could force marketers to switch up their plans with efforts more tailored towards bargain shoppers who will likely be researching prices via their mobile device.

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Fiscal cliff legislation may reduce aspirational luxury spend

January 3, 2013

True affluent consumers are not likely to alter their spending habits on high-end goods and services after the fiscal cliff decision, but aspirational buys in the beauty, fragrance and spirits categories could be cut due to the payroll tax increase, experts agree.

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New Luxury Briefing supplement aims to build connections in luxury industry

November 1, 2011

London-based publication Luxury Briefing announced the launch of a quarterly magazine supplement called Luxury Connections during its Wealth Summit last week in London.

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