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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
Watchmakers stockpile inventory ahead of Brexit

While Swiss watch exports to France are hampered by "yellow vest" protests, it's a very different picture in the United Kingdom where brands are building stocks ahead of the country's departure from the EU.

Monday, 06 May 2019
3 min read
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Economy
For luxury brands it's goodbye history, hello HENRY…

In its latest report on the 100 largest luxury goods companies globally, Deloitte consultancy firm discusses the factors that will secure future growth – and these no longer include history and heritage.

Monday, 29 April 2019
4 min read
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Economy
Perceptions of value in luxury

From YouTubers “flexing’” their luxury goods to a new generation of more conscious clients, perceived value in Fine Watchmaking is a hot topic.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Laurent Francois
6 min read
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Economy
Swatch and Richemont, two different equity stories

Swatch Group is struggling to convince investors. Its share price has been virtually flat since January, after losing 42% over the last seven months of 2018. Richemont, in comparison, is making headway. Meanwhile, French luxury groups are flying high.

Monday, 15 April 2019
4 min read
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Economy
The continued polarisation of the Swiss watch market

The latest report on the Swiss watch industry by US investment bank Morgan Stanley, in association with Swiss consultancy LuxeConsult, points to accelerated polarisation within the sector. The main players are growing at significantly higher than average rates while seeing their market share increase.

Monday, 08 April 2019
5 min read
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François-Henry Bennahmias (CEO of Audemars Piguet) and Richard Liu (founder of JD.com) deliver the watch to the buyer
Economy
China’s largest watch retail alliance

In January, JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce platform, announced a strategic investment in Xinyu Group, China’s biggest offline watch retailer. The partnership will give rise to China’s largest watch retail alliance, if not the largest in the world.

Monday, 11 March 2019
Shining Zhu
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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