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: May 28, 2014
UAE. The winners of the Contemporary Majlis Design Competition of the Middle East Interior Design Awards were recently announced.
Posted: May 7, 2014
UAE. Expectations of the HNWI traveller debated at dedicated seminar session; part of newly launched ATM 2014 Spotlight on Luxury.
Posted: May 7, 2014
UAE. High tech tender process will encourage creative and innovative concepts to reinvent the duty free experience.
Posted: May 6, 2014
UAE. The event, on 2-3 June, aims to provide an engaging platform to present and discuss the outlook, challenges and opportunities of the regional luxury sector.
Posted: April 26, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The transaction, made up of a mix of cash and shares, enables Geneva-based DLG to add "community-based intelligence" and events to its research offer, while giving it a presence in Paris.
Posted: April 24, 2014
UAE. The world's most luxurious hotel is taking romance to new heights 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf.
Posted: April 18, 2014
UAE. The CHANEL 2014/15 Cruise collection will be held in Dubai on May 13 2014, in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld.
Posted: April 14, 2014
UAE. Additional performance and efficiency without compromise to luxury; First application of hybrid power available in 2017 in the Bentley SUV.
Posted: April 10, 2014
UAE New boutique in terminal 3 has been artistically designed across 2,726 square foot retail space similar to a luxury high street store, offering passengers a unique experience and exclusive products.
Posted: April 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Forward-looking travel bags for progressive driving made from carbon fibre.
Posted: March 21, 2014
UAE. "It will create a completely new segment in the SUV market," says Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive at Bentley Motors.
Posted: March 19, 2014
UAE. Arabian Travel Market launch luxury theme to 2014 line-up as GCC travellers and global HNWIs seek out new high-end experiences.
Posted: March 13, 2014
UAE. Clifford Chance advises Mannai on its acquisition of a further 19% stake in Damas from a fund managed by EFG-Hermes for US$150 million.
Posted: March 11, 2014
UAE. According to analysis by Euromonitor, consumers in Saudi Arabia are expected to spend as much as US$68.20 per capita on premium cosmetics in 2017 as compared to US$49.20 in 2012.
Posted: March 6, 2014
UAE. The passage of the draft Law through the FNC (which is an elected form of Parliamentary advisory body) is a key stage in the legislative process and it brings the draft Law one step closer to being enacted.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: September 1, 2014
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Consumer spending also remained robust; Non-oil exports rebound owing to greater production of petrochemicals and plastics.
date:Posted: September 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Oil markets since 2011 have become less price sensitive to actual supply disruptions, especially to those geopolitical events that have taken place since the Arab Spring.
UAE. The Middle East's top brands have grown by an average of 38%, according to The Brand Finance Middle East 50; This brings the total value of the top 50 above US$50 billion for the first time; Emirates holds the top spot and remains far ahead of the rest.
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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