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: August 6, 2014
UAE. It is said that education is the best investment you can make for yourself and for your children. The affluent population in the Middle East appear to agree. They are also amongst the most digitally plugged-in in the world.
Posted: August 5, 2014
UAE. Eight renowned international designers chosen by Vogue Italia to showcase their collections; 20 emerging international designers selected, for the first time; The Middle East's largest fashion event takes place from Oct 30 to Nov 1, at The Dubai Mall.
Posted: July 22, 2014
UAE. Yas Mall to house new shopping concept set to be the largest department store in the region comprising 200,000 square feet of prime retail space.
Posted: July 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Hugh Jackman joins VIP guests for launch of high performance leather goods.
Posted: July 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, will become a new center in Paris for contemporary French and international artistic creation.
Posted: July 7, 2014
UAE. Fashion Forward designers will now show in London at the international finals.
Posted: June 25, 2014
UAE. Dubai Design District (d3) confirmed that over 140 licenses have been granted for businesses to move to the site, with over 40% of these from the MENA region.
Posted: June 23, 2014
UAE. US$171.8 billion of luxury goods sales globally; Deloitte report identifies the largest luxury goods companies around the world; provides insights for M&A activity and retail & ecommerce operations.
Posted: June 17, 2014
UAE. The market has been mainly driven by tourism growth (9%-10%) while the resident market has been growing but at a slower rate, according to Bain & Company's luxury goods worldwide market study, Spring 2014.
Posted: June 16, 2014
UAE. The conference dedicated to the business of luxury in the Middle East, was held on June 2 and 3 at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi and was organized by Mediaquest.
Posted: June 14, 2014
UAE. The projected growth of manpower demand within the UAE's retail sector results from exponential growth across the industry as a whole; The UAE is the most mature retail market in the GCC.
Posted: May 29, 2014
UAE. As part of the review of the draft Law at Ministerial level, amendments have been made to the draft Law which address some of the concerns raised by brand owners on earlier versions of the draft Law.
Posted: May 29, 2014
UAE. A new film just released by Bentley - offering a rare glimpse of the company's design approach - shows how the exterior of this new car is taking shape.
Posted: May 28, 2014
UAE. Abu Dhabi ranks fourth amongst the top 20 hottest retail markets; London and Dubai are significantly ahead of New York, Moscow and Shanghai, the other locations which make up the top five; Luxury brands account for a quarter of new market entrants globally.
Posted: May 28, 2014
UAE. The winners of the Contemporary Majlis Design Competition of the Middle East Interior Design Awards were recently announced.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Is it time to stop thinking about stabilizing Syria and Iraq and start thinking of a new dynamic outside of the artificial states that no longer function? To do this, we need to go back to Lebanon, the first state that disintegrated and the first place where clans took control of their own destiny.
date:Posted: August 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities have been generally flat on the week as a rise in industrial metals was offset by losses across other sectors such as metals and grains.
date:Posted: August 25, 2014
UAE. With its oil wealth, population growth and strong demand for industrial and consumer goods, the MENA region is an attractive market. There are, however, potential pitfalls in doing business, particularly when it comes to appointing local agents to distribute products in the region.
INTERNATIONAL. Is it time to stop thinking about stabilizing Syria and Iraq and start thinking of a new dynamic outside of the artificial states that no longer function? To do this, we need to go back to Lebanon, the first state that disintegrated and the first place where clans took control of their own destiny.
INTERNATIONAL. I think one of the big fallacies in people's thinking about the Iraqi oil sector has been the focus on who's making money producing the oil. The bigger impact is on consumers.
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