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Business

China Rent Increases Slow — Except in Prime Locales

Retail rent growth slumped to between 0 percent and 2 percent last year, compared with the previous average of 5 percent to 7 percent, according to research by real estate agencies like CBRE.

– February 5, 2016

Business

Asian Shares End Mixed Ahead of Holiday

Investors settled their positions ahead of Chinese New Year next week.

– February 5, 2016

Business

Alibaba Touts New Holiday Shopping Event

Apparel was the best-selling product category among rural buyers in China.

– February 5, 2016

The 3.1 Phillip Lim 10th anniversary campaign logo

Fashion

Phillip Lim Prepares Asia Tour

The designer will visit Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his brand.

– February 4, 2016

Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion

Gaultier, Rosso, Formichetti to Head Down Under

They are flying in for the 20th anniversary edition of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

– February 4, 2016

Retail

China’s Central Bank Hopes to Boost New Year’s Retail

The bank has pumped more than $230 million into the economy in hopes of stimulating consumption.

– February 4, 2016

Media

Coldplay’s Video With Beyoncé Stirs Controversy in India

The Twittersphere has lit up with criticisms of the singer dressed in a sari and claims of a stereotype of India.

– February 4, 2016

Taobao.com

Retail

Caught in the Act: Hackers Nabbed After Targeting Alibaba’s Taobao Site

The attack reportedly took place in June 2015.

– February 4, 2016

The Uma Wang capsule collection

Fashion

Lane Crawford Taps Uma Wang for Capsule Collection

One of China’s buzziest designers of the moment has completed eight pieces exclusive for Lane Crawford.

– February 4, 2016

Retail

Hong Kong Retail Sales Slide in December

Sales declined 8.5 percent. It was already shaping up to be a poor holiday season as November sales slumped 7.8 percent.

– February 4, 2016