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Market Turmoil in China – What’s in Store for 2016?

January 11, 2016/0/0/

It was a tumultuous start to 2016. As the week began, amid a sudden devaluation of the RMB, the Chinese market plunged 7 percent, triggering a market suspension. Instead of calming nerves, the market suspension — or “circuit breaker” mechanism — then arguably caused more panic, with shares falling yet again before stabilizing. By the […]

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Manu Ginobili’s surprise start sparks Spurs to 114

January 11, 2016/0/0/

Manu Ginobili’s astonish start sparks Spurs to 114 Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a big surprise to anyone start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114 104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, Pushing the Spurs one victory away from […]

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What Could 2016 Hold For China’s Luxury and Travel Markets?

December 23, 2015/0/0/

EU to Remain a Strong Draw, With Spain & Italy Gaining on France After a lackluster 2015 for many luxury brands — particularly those overburdened by unprofitable China operations — expect more pressure for improvement in mainland China performance in 2016, with further store closings and a rationalization of bloated operations. A depreciating Renminbi might […]

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What Brands Should Know as WeChat Goes Global

December 7, 2015/0/0/

If you do any business with China these days, you are most likely familiar with WeChat. Often dubbed China’s “life operating platform,” WeChat – an amalgamation of social media, instant messaging, e-commerce and more – has 650 million monthly active users worldwide. In mid-November, Tencent, the parent company of WeChat, announced that it had made its popular […]

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Who Benefited the Most From Chinese Shoppers in 2015?

November 30, 2015/0/0/

In most major luxury markets, from North America and Western Europe to South Korea, 2015 was remarkably similar to 2014 in terms of Chinese visitor trends. As they have for the past several years, Chinese tourists–over 60 million of whom ventured overseas in the first half of the 2015–sought to avoid higher prices and enjoy […]

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