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
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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.
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.
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UAE. Indonesia should lead the way in ASEAN markets over the next year; The best performing markets in the second quarter were Thailand and the Philippines; Health care strongest sector in ASEAN in Q2.
INTERNATIONAL. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.
INTERNATIONAL. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body expressed strong support for a ceasefire, and urged all parties to accept and fully implement it into the Eid period marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and beyond.