Prada First-Half Sales Growth Slowest in 3 Years on Weak Asia, Europe Demand

Prada store in Dalian, China | Source: Shutterstock

Prada SpA, the Milan-based luxury handbag maker, posted the slowest half-yearly sales growth in three years as demand weakens in some Asian countries and in Europe amid economic and political uncertainties.

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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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China’s Alibaba IPO Glow Lures Global Investors to Ageing Warehouses

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HONG KONG, China — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's plans for a giant initial public offering in New York highlight vast potential for e-commerce in China - and the weak link the logistics industry must fix if explosive growth projections are to be reached.

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