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The China Edit | Alibaba Ejected from Counterfeiting Group, Platinum Jewellery Fades

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
Platinum diamond rings by Diana Classic | Source: Wikimedia Commons
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  • Kate Abnett

"Anti-Counterfeiting Group Suspends Alibaba's Membership" (Reuters)
"The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition statement follows a report that the group's president, Robert Barchiesi, had stock in Alibaba."

"China's Production, Investment, Retail Sales All Disappoint in April" (CNBC)
"China's investment, factory output and retail sales all grew more slowly than expected in April, adding to doubts about whether the world's second-largest economy is stabilising."

"China Goes Cold on Platinum Jewellery, Crimping World Demand" (Reuters)
"China's penchant for luxury platinum jewellery is fading despite lower global prices, leaving world demand for the metal exposed to sharper decline."

"Burberry, Cartier Set Standard in Lagging Chinese E-Commerce Adaptation" (Luxury Daily)
"Digital is still only a small part of China's luxury market, comprising just 5 percent in 2015. Still, its growth rate was triple the overall market."

"China Sports Brands Get a Second Wind" (Bloomberg Gadfly)
"Nike and Adidas, take note. China's sportswear makers are in their best shape for some time."

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