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Retail

Hong Kong Retail Rents Drop as Chinese Shoppers Stop

A drop in Chinese tourist numbers is driving down shop rentals in Hong Kong, with vacancies increasing in the same prime areas that just three years ago pipped New York's Fifth Avenue to become the world's most expensive retail real estate.

– March 30, 2015

Retail

China’s Alibaba Signs Digital Distribution Deal with Music Rights Group BMG

Germany's BMG music rights company said it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

– March 30, 2015

A look from Theory+.

The Markets

Theory+ Plans to Open First Stores

Theory+ combines the modern aspects of the Theory brand with the technical performance of active clothing.

– March 27, 2015

Men's

Beckham Goes to China Under Hong Kong Global Brands Venture

David Beckham-branded products are set to head to China when the British soccer star’s Hong Kong joint venture partner rolls out its goods in a few months.

– March 27, 2015

Business

Value, Price Focus at Prime Source

As producers and brands continue to struggle with production costs in China, manufacturers have been emphasizing service and technology.

– March 27, 2015

Burberry's new Brit Rhythm fragrances.

Fashion

Shiseido to Distribute Burberry Fragrances in Japan

The Tokyo-based Shiseido will start distributing Burberry’s fragrances there within a year, according to Shotaro Nagai, a spokesman for the Japanese company.

– March 27, 2015

Zhang Jingjing

The Markets

Asian Brands Expand Role at The Hub

Tough European market adds to focus on brands from China and Korea.

– March 26, 2015

Fashion

Australian Fashion Week Founder Simon Lock Publishes Memoir

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia will commemorate its 20th anniversary and to fete the occasion Melbourne University Press is publishing a memoir by event founder Simon Lock.

– March 26, 2015

Retail

Travel Retail Conference Hails ‘China Century’

The evolving nature of the Chinese consumer and technology were major themes of the Tax Free World Association China’s Century Conference.

– March 26, 2015

Miuccia Prada

Eye

Miuccia Prada Celebrates Tokyo Flagship, Runway Show

Front row guests included Dior's Raf Simons, who happened to be in town to launch his second collection of fabrics for Kvadrat.

– March 26, 2015