BEIJING, China — Forget electricity production and iron ore imports. China watchers today pore over box office receipts or furniture sales to judge where the country is heading as Beijing plots a course toward consumption-led growth.
PARIS, France — French billionaire Bernard Arnault wants you to spend the night and eat his pastries. After decades of acquiring luxury goods that consumers can drink and wear, the chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA last week bought a five-star hotel in St. Barths and in June added a storied Milanese cafe, accelerating his push to meet all his well-heeled clients’ earthly needs.
From shoes to handbags to ready-to-wear, the price of designer fashion has increased precipitously over the last decade. What’s driving the rising prices? And how high can they go?
Market sentiment has turned back in favour of the luxury sector, driven by solid second quarter results, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.
PARIS, France — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury goods maker, said it increased its stake in Hermès International SCA to 23.1 percent from 22.6 percent in what it described as “an opportunistic move.”