Burberry Profit Exceeds Expectations as Revenue Surges in Asia

Burberry A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

LONDON, United Kingdom — Burberry Group Plc, the U.K.’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported full-year profit that beat analysts’ estimates, boosted by strong demand in China and Hong Kong, and raised its dividend 16 percent to 29 pence a share.

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On Fleeting Hong Kong Trips, Chinese Make Frugal Fashionable

Source: Reuters

HONG KONG, China — Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour.

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Market Pulse | A Steady Ship in Volatile Waters

Savigny Luxury Index March 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) gained 1.6 percent in March, outperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by just half a percentage point. The SLI has been quite volatile over the month with the eurozone crisis and the US debt ceiling taking centre stage again.

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