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Business

Karstadt Courting International Online Players In Omnichannel Push

German department store group to hold initial talks with potential partners at upcoming World Retail Congress in Dubai

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People chat next to a currency exchange shop in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Business

Hong Kong Retail Sales Decline 5.7% in February

That compares to the first two months of this year, which recorded a combined 3.2 percent drop in value.

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The Pink Star is the largest internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond graded by the Gemological Institute of America.

Accessories

Ultra-Rare ‘Pink Star’ Diamond Returns to Auction

The 59.6-carat oval mixed-cut stone is expected to set a world record in April after a failed sale in 2014.

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A humanoid robot

Beauty

Shiseido Deploys Humanoid Robots on Cosmetics Assembly Lines

The process allows for more supple high-mix, low-volume production and to safeguard against a declining workforce.

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Tadashi Yanai

Business

Tadashi Yanai’s Global Vision — and U.S. Plan

The founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Fast Retailing talks about the company’s digitally driven future and new U.S. strategy.

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Myer store

Business

Australia’s Premier Investments Takes Strategic Stake in Myer

Monday’s raid triggered speculation that Australia’s largest department store chain is in play.

– March 29, 2017

Business

Li & Fung to Digitize Entire Supply Chain by 2019

Despite the ambitious plan, 2016 was a tough year for the global sourcing and trading firm.

– March 29, 2017

Wang Deshun is known on the internet as China's hottest grandpa.

Fashion

Reebok Teams With China’s Hottest Grandpa

In addition to working with the Internet star, Reebok is set to open 50 of its lifestyle retail hubs in China this year.

– March 28, 2017

Australian natural colour line Inika Organic

Beauty

Australia’s Inika Organic Eyes U.S. Expansion

The organic cosmetic line aims to be in 150-200 U.S. doors by the end of 2017.

– March 28, 2017

The new Beijing Brooks Brothers flagship store under the partnership with Walton Brown.

Business

Brooks Brothers Reboots China Business With New Beijing Flagship

Armed with a new China partner, “it’s a new, fresh look…it says we’re back,” the brand’s international president Andy Lew said.

– March 27, 2017

Akiko Aoki RTW fall 2017

Fashion

Tokyo Fashion Week Gets a Renewed Energy

New brands and a wider variety of events helped to generate excitement, but the challenge to translate that into business remains.

– March 27, 2017

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Fashion

Acuod by Chanu RTW Fall 2017

Lee turned out a series of black-and-white, zipper-embellished jackets and sweatshirts for men and women, but the offering lacked variety.

– March 27, 2017

Chika Kisada RTW Fall 2017

Fashion

Chika Kisada RTW Fall 2017

Inspired by dance and music, the designer crafted looks that exemplified a modern notion of femininity.

– March 27, 2017

Charlize TheronamfAR Gala in Hong Kong, China - 25 Mar 2017South African actress Charlize Theron arrives the amfAR Gala at Shaw Studios in Hong Kong, China, 25 March 2017. The Foundation for AIDS Research amfAR is hosting its third annual charity gala in Hong Kong.

Eye

AmfAR Hong Kong’s Studio 54-Themed Bash Raises $3.5 Million

Charlize Theron promised to knock back shots with a winning bidder while Jackie Chan offered a cameo in his upcoming film at the fundraiser.

– March 27, 2017

The atmosphere at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics.

Business

Chinese Firms Switch Focus to Innovation, Technology

Textile manufacturers are climbing the value chain to create higher quality products as low-cost manufacturing moves away.

– March 27, 2017