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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
Continued growth for watch exports

Swiss watch exports have increased for the fourth consecutive month. In August, shipments grew to CHF 1.4 billion in value, a year-on-year increase of 4.2%.

Friday, 22 September 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
Watch exports increase in July

Continued growth suggests Swiss watch exports will soon be on an even keel.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
First-half exports bode well

Stable first-half export figures suggest that Swiss watchmaking is over the worst, an upturn that hadn't been expected before the end of the year.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017
3 min read
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Economy
Higher monthly value – exports are improving steadily

The recovery of watch industry exports continued with a positive trend in June. The value of products crossing the Swiss border stood at 1.7 billion francs, 5.3% higher than in June 2016. This increase follows the good result posted one month previously.

Friday, 21 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
Swatch Group in the pink

Half-year results make for positive reading, with net income up by 6.8%. The first half of 2017 has shown "accelerated growth" for all the group's brands.

Friday, 21 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
Hermès, the messenger of success

The months go by and not a single cloud darkens Hermès' growth prospects. Sales increased 7.5% in 2016, and the Parisian firm recorded a further 13.5% rise in this year's first quarter. Only its watch business is struggling to keep pace.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
4 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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