Ferragamo CEO Sees Improved Growth Outlook, Upbeat On China

Shopping at Salvatore Ferragamo | Source: Reuters

MILAN, Italy — Italian luxury leather goods maker Salvatore Ferragamo expects group results to improve in the second half of 2014 from the first six months on the back of strong demand in China and in global travel retail, its chief executive said on Sunday.

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Rupert Sanderson on Launching a Niche Brand in China

Rupert Sanderson store in IFC mall, Shanghai | Source: Courtesy

Divia Harilela speaks to Rupert Sanderson and Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Bertrand Mak, who owns 100 percent of the brand’s China business, about the challenges of launching a niche label in the world’s largest luxury market.

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Role Call | Timothy Coghlan, Director of Luxury Retail

Timothy Coghlan | Source: Courtesy

As director of luxury retail at Savills, one of the world’s largest real estate firms, Beijing-based Timothy Coghlan connects Chinese landlords and international fashion brands to help broker deals for new retail stores in the world’s largest luxury market.

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Mobile Internet Shakes Up Stodgy China Industries

Source: Associated Press

BEIJING, China — Alibaba, the e-commerce giant planning a blockbuster share sale in the U.S., shook up China's vast but sleepy retailing industry by popularising online shopping. Now it and China's other Internet giants are mounting challenges in areas from banking to broadcasting.

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