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Beauty

Shiseido Sees Profits Falling, Sales Rising

The beauty giant said its profits for its current fiscal year will fall due to increased investments.

– 59 minutes ago

Business

Protesters, Police Clash in Hong Kong

The violence, which reports link to a Hong Kong Indigenous group that seeks to retain Hong Kong independence, is reminiscent of the 2014 clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police.

– 12:33 AM, EST

A Gap store at Hong Kong Plaza in Shanghai.

Retail

Gap Posts Weak Q4 Sales, Maintains Earnings Guidance

Declines were seen across Gap. Inc.’s big three brands.

– February 8, 2016

@louisvuitton Celebrates Chinese New Year on Instagram

Fashion

Year of the Monkey: Designers and Brands Mark Chinese New Year

Designers extended the Chinese New Year festivities to the social media world.

– February 8, 2016

Retail

Japanese Retailers Hope for Chinese New Year Boost

Last year, the number of foreign visitors to Japan increased 47.1 percent over 2014 to a total of 19.74 million.

– February 8, 2016

Retail

Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Valentino Appear Well-Placed in China

Certain brands are better positioned to ride out the current macroeconomic challenges in China, according to a new report from Exane BNP Paribas.

– February 8, 2016

Business

Tokyo Shares Gain

Japanese stocks fared relatively well on Monday, while many of Asia’s other markets were closed for the holiday.

– February 8, 2016

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