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Articles on the subject: Economy

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Economy
Luxury shares beckon investors

As prices have tumbled from February highs, shares in listed luxury companies have all the charm of an excellent investment opportunity, with the added appeal of a pandemic-proof balance sheet.

Monday, 25 May 2020
4 min read
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Economy
Put your money where your watch is?

When financial markets head south, attention shifts to alternative investment opportunities, including timepieces. Is putting your money where your watch is a smart move or a risk?

Monday, 18 May 2020
5 min read
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Economy
Luxury watch sales take off on eBay

A watch changes hands every five seconds on eBay. The platform has become so successful as a marketplace for pre-owned luxury timepieces, it has published its own 2020 Luxury Watch Report.

Monday, 16 March 2020
3 min read
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Economy
Watches that are an antidote to the crisis

The strong growth and healthy earnings projection from Watches of Switzerland, the world's second-largest retailer, offer a ray of sunshine.

Monday, 09 March 2020
4 min read
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Economy
Are Swiss watchmakers facing a supply shortage?

Brands are keeping silent as to a possible shortage of components from China, the main supplier of parts to the Swiss watch industry.

Monday, 02 March 2020
3 min read
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Economy
US is back as the number-one market for Swiss watches

Eight months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have put paid to the region's status as the number-one market for Swiss watch exports, overtaken by the United States in January. The coronavirus outbreak is likely to have further impact in the first half-year.

Monday, 24 February 2020
4 min read
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Economy
Social media is essential when engaging Asia's luxury consumers

For luxury brands to capture and hold the attention of Asia's luxury shoppers, they must listen to fans, go behind the scenes of social media and connect with commerce.

Monday, 17 February 2020
Laurent Francois
6 min read
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Economy
After Hong Kong, China is the next hit to Swiss watch exports

The outbreak of coronavirus could weigh heavily on watch brands' bottom line, given that the traditional Lunar New Year spending spree didn't happen. Asia, excluding the Middle East, accounts for 44% of Swiss watch exports, suggesting a chaotic year ahead.

Monday, 10 February 2020
3 min read
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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