Beauty

Spring Fragrance Trends: Personalization, Niche

clock April 21, 2017Ellen Thomas and Rachel Strugatz

Business

Vince Downgraded After Financial Results Delayed

clock April 21, 2017Kali Hays

Beauty

L’Oréal Taps Deputy CEO

clock April 20, 2017Jennifer Weil

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Government and Trade

China March PMI Rises, Minimum Wage Set to Increase

The index registered the strongest activity in nearly three years.

clock March 31, 2017Nyima Pratten

The atmosphere at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics.

Markets

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.

clock March 27, 2017Nyima Pratten

The China International Fashion Fair in Shanghai .

Markets

CHIC Shanghai Pushes Innovation, Chinese-Developed Brands

Manufacturers display new and unique offerings to attract buyers as growth in the industry cools.

clock March 20, 2017Nyima Pratten

Government and Trade

China’s Retail Sales Climb 9.5% in January-February Period

Real growth was 8.1 percent after deducting price factors.

clock March 14, 2017Nyima Pratten

Retail

Backlash Against Lotte Over THAAD Continues in China

Over half of Lotte’s Lotte Mart retail outlets have been shut down in China.

clock March 8, 2017Crystal Tai

Pearl prices are on the rise due to lower supply.

Jewelry

Pearl Prices Climb as Environmental, Geopolitical Issues Hit Supply

Rising acidity levels in the oceans is having an impact on the supply of high-quality pearls.

clock March 6, 2017Nyima Pratten

Anti-American sentiment may be on the rise in China, but so far it isn't impacting U.S. brands.

Business Features

Anti-American Sentiment Rising in China, Study Finds

Chinese consumers have a more negative view of the U.S. following Trump’s first month as president, but so far this isn’t impacting American brands.

clock March 3, 2017Nyima Pratten

Spinexpo was held in Shanghai.

Markets

SpinExpo Pushes Sustainability as Suppliers Battle Challenges

The three-day fair saw a sharp increase in visitors, although exhibitor numbers dipped.

clock March 2, 2017Nyima Pratten

A visual from Red, a Chinese social e-commerce startup.

Government and Trade

China February Manufacturing Data Outstrips Expectations

China’s PMI showed the country’s manufacturing sector grew faster than anticipated in the month of February.

clock March 1, 2017Nyima Pratten

Beauty Features

China Increases Its Ban of South Korean Beauty Brands

Amid simmering diplomatic tensions between the two countries, China has blocked the import of select South Korean beauty products.

clock February 15, 2017Crystal Tai

Government and Trade

Chinese Exports Jump 7.9% in January

The better-than-expected figures deliver a dose of optimism amid fears of U.S President Donald Trump’s protectionist threats.

clock February 10, 2017Nyima Pratten

Retail

Chinese Retail Spending Grows 11.4% Over New Year Holiday

Sales growth was in line with the 11.2 percent jump seen in 2016 over 2015.

clock February 8, 2017Nyima Pratten

Bicester Village, a high-end international outlet development with 130 brands

Retail

England’s Bicester Village Makes Strong Push For Chinese New Year Travelers

Stores are going above and beyond to welcome the Year of the Rooster and lure shoppers.

clock February 2, 2017Nyima Pratten

The China-led trade initiative is seen getting a major boost from President Trump's decision to drop out of TPP.

Government and Trade

China-Led Trade Deal Could Get Boost From U.S. Quitting TPP

China-led trade deals with Asia-Pacific countries and countries further afield gain traction.

clock January 24, 2017Nyima Pratten

Marks & Spencer

Retail

Chinese Lessons: What Went Wrong For Asos, M&S and Giordano

Despite the rapid expansion of the retail market, some international retailers have struggled to succeed, or even survive in China.

clock December 28, 2016Nyima Pratten

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