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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
How much is that watch in the window?

As export figures show, high-end watches are the locomotive for the branch as a whole. Could this tempt brands to take the easy option by upping their prices and their range? While some may give this impression, the situation is more complex, especially when thinking for the long term.

Monday, 24 March 2014
Flavia Giovannelli
4 min read
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Economy
Swiss watchmaking in February 2014: rebound in growth confirmed

Swiss exports in February confirmed the rebound in growth recorded in January. Their value rose 7.0% compared to February 2013, reaching a level of 1.7 billion francs. After a year of consolidation at a very high level, the sector is again showing signs of a marked increase in the value of exports, in line with forecasts.

Thursday, 20 March 2014
Press Release
1 min read
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Economy
Totally Brazil

Now is the time to be Brazil-bound! This year, all roads lead to the capital of samba, hot on the trail of the football World Cup and the Olympic Games soon after.

Friday, 07 March 2014
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
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Economy
Next stop Africa?

A no man's land. A territory off the watchmaking map. The African continent has still to make its mark on the world of time measurement, but change is on the way.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Quentin Simonet
3 min read
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Economy
Swiss watchmaking in January 2014: good start to the year

The year 2014 began with an excellent opening result. Watch exports in January totalled 1.6 billion francs, up 5.6% on January 2013, which itself stood at a remarkable level.

Friday, 28 February 2014
Press Release
1 min read
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Economy
Hublot, record-breaker

The brand's sales grew 12% last year. Its chairman, Jean-Claude Biver, is taking the reins of LVMH's watch division.

Monday, 10 February 2014
Quentin Simonet
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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