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Sydney, Australia

Business

Australia Clears Way for Chinese Tourist Influx

2017 has been designated the “Australia-China Year of Tourism”.

– 7h

Christopher Bailey and Jefferson Hack at an event in Tokyo

Fashion

Burberry, Jefferson Hack Hit Tokyo

Japan’s fashion elite descended on the British brand’s Omotesando store to fete the local launch of Jefferson’s book: “We Can’t Do This Alone: Jefferson Hack the System”.

– December 2, 2016

Isetan in Tokyo.

Business

Japanese Retailers See Mixed Nov. Comps

Cold weather buoyed sales of winter items, while construction projects and one fewer Sunday compared with the same month last year bit into some companies’ revenue.

– December 2, 2016

Beauty

Shiseido’s Ipsa Brand Site Suffers Cyberattack

The hack possibly compromised the personal data of more than 400,000 customers in Japan.

– December 2, 2016

Business

China’s New Monitoring Plan Seen Having Minimal Impact on Consumers

Though many of the details of the policy are still unclear, observers here are largely downplaying its potential influence on a category of consumers who are already accustomed to being closely watched.

– December 2, 2016

Business

Report Shows Negative Impacts to Myanmar’s Minimum Wage

A report published by Progressive Voices ranged from concerns about working conditions and hours to trade union disputes and settlements.

– December 2, 2016

Looks from the first Reclothing Bank show. The line is designed by Zhang Na, perhaps best known for her main Fake Natoo.

Fashion

Recycled Clothing Brand Stages First Show in Shanghai

Chinese designer Zhang Na, perhaps best known for her Fake Natoo label, staged a runway show for her second brand called Reclothing Bank.

– December 1, 2016

From left, Mette Hay, Seungi Mun, Tino Seubert, Philippe Malouin, Lucy Kurrein and Marjan van Aubel.

Fashion

COS Taps Six Furniture Designers to Play Musical Chairs for Holiday Film by Lernert & Sander

The artists and filmmakers known simply as Lernert & Sander certainly know how to work the fashion crowd, having provided a bevy of creative services for such companies as Kenzo, Hermès, Brioni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Colette and others.

– December 1, 2016

Yun's Berlin store

Accessories

South Korea’s Yun Eyewear Focuses on Berlin, Sees Success

The Seoul-based family-owned glasses firm has made a splash in a competitive eyewear market.

– December 1, 2016

Business

Hong Kong Retail Sales Set to Fall 7% This Year

But there is some good news: sales were down just 2.9 percent in October.

– December 1, 2016

Recent data from QuestMobile shows a 79 percent increase in monthly average users (MAUs) for the site from the 12 months to September 2016.

Business

Weibo Bounces Back to Relevance on China’s Social Media Scene

Rumors of the impending death of the platform seem to have been grossly exaggerated with recent data from QuestMobile showing a 79 percent increase in monthly average users (MAUs) for the site for the year ending in September.

– November 30, 2016

A mock-up of the New World Development sports retail concept "The Forest".

Business

Sports Mall to Displace Hong Kong’s Gritty Sneaker Street

The loss of Mong Kok’s prototypical shopping street reflects a new wave of retailers’ interest in Kowloon and local consumers, not tourists.

– November 30, 2016

Matchesfashion.com London

Business

Matchesfashion.com Targets Asian Brands, New Languages

The U.K.-based online retailer is looking to pick up more international designers and roll out foreign-language editions.

– November 30, 2016

Beauty

Beauty Companies’ Sustainability Concerns Outlined by Organic Monitor

Among them were resource and carbon management, and contentious chemicals in personal-care product formulas.

– November 29, 2016

Carl F. Bucherer is trying to rev up tourism in its hometown of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Fashion

Carl F. Bucherer Spotlights Its Hometown With New City Guide

Carl F. Bucherer chief executive officer Sascha Moeri and global brand ambassador Li Bingbing offer travel tips.

– November 29, 2016