Luxury Goods & Duty Free

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Posted: 07-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. It’s a tiny circle known for exclusivity, but its global reach into emerging markets means the luxury business needs online networking. When you think of luxury, you think of small, elite, exclusive. When you think of the internet you think exactly the opposite, and marrying the two has historically enjoyed little success. Yet a company called The Luxury Society evolved into a flourishing business by exploring where a mass media platform could successfully meld with a niche luxury network. According to Pierre-Yves Poulain, co-founder with four others of the website that i
Posted: November 10, 2014
UAE. The new Solana collection is inspired directly from the brightness and warmth of the sun which is pictured in the name translating into "sunny spot" in Spanish.
Posted: November 10, 2014
UAE. UAE number one jewellery consuming nation in the Middle East.
Posted: November 4, 2014
UAE. The Most admired retailer of the year in the Luxury segment commends a business that has proven to be world class in the category of luxury watches, eyewear, writing instruments, leather accessories and luxury communication.
Posted: November 4, 2014
UAE. Dubai Internet City announces new Innovation Hub, which will provide 1.6 million sq. ft. of dedicated space to around 15,000 knowledge and creative workers.
Posted: November 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Prestige beauty brand founded by Linda Rodin offers an indulgent line of luxurious skin care and oils.
Posted: October 27, 2014
UAE. "Journey of a Dress" exhibition until October 31st.
Posted: October 20, 2014
UAE. An international fund which provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with US$1 million of financial assistance, global exposure for their company or idea and support from world-famous business mentors.
Posted: October 15, 2014
UAE. Dedicated online marketplace for luxury pre-owned watches enables watch aficionados to trade, buy and sell luxury watches.
Posted: October 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Coty aims to strengthen its global leadership position in color cosmetics; CHANEL would become an important shareholder of COTY upon successful completion of the transaction.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Tory Burch and Roger Farah form Executive Directors Office to oversee the Company's global growth strategy.
Posted: September 26, 2014
UAE. Leatherworld Middle East brings new opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers as UAE leather imports and exports reach a value of US$2 billion in 2013.
Posted: September 19, 2014
UAE. As an ecosystem for global design and creative minds, d3 will bring local talent and international luxury brands together in an inspiring, intelligently-curated space located in the centre of Dubai.
Posted: September 15, 2014
UAE. CEO Awards ME 2014 recognizes outstanding CEOs and business leaders across the Middle East.
Posted: September 11, 2014
UAE. The combination of both companies will confirm Dufry as the global leader in the travel retail industry with presence on 5 continents and in 63 countries.
Posted: September 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Axel Dumas and Mr. Bernard Arnault both express their satisfaction that relations between the two groups, representatives of France's savoir-faire, have now been restored.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: November 26, 2014
UAE. "In the final months of 2014, we expect further increases in occupancy rates, with the pleasant weather attracting more tourists, alongside the seasonal increase in events and conferences."
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. In the end, it is unlikely that the territorial Islamic State can survive. The truth is that Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are all waiting for the U.S. to solve the problem with air power and a few ground forces. These actions will not destroy IS, but they will break the group's territorial coherence.
date:Posted: November 25, 2014
BAHRAIN. The "increasingly deregulated and competitive economic environment is facilitating rapid growth in business development within the private sector."
UAE. Hosting political expert and author of "End of History", Francis Fukuyama, who will talk about the political state of the world and the most prominent powers in the geopolitical landscape at present, in addition to highlighting major political trends for 2015.
INTERNATIONAL. In this excerpt from Greenspan's appearance at the New Orleans Investment Conference, The Gold Report delves into the role of gold versus fiat currency, why central banks own so much gold if it is truly "a barbarous relic," and the reason China is buying so much gold today.
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