Joshua Roberts

Creative Director

November 28, 2012

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Online Strategies for Retailers in China

An online store may be essential for retailers in China.

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Coach has been a rising star in the Chinese market. For the first half of this year, the affordable luxury brand has become the third best-selling brand with reported annual growth of 60%. The company has recently launched an online store on its Chinese website.

“The launch of our official online store is a major milestone in Coach’s history, underlining our confidence and unswerving commitment to this growing market,” said Jonathan Seliger, president and chief executive officer of Coach China. Coach expects the site will be more engaging with local consumers, and provide better brand image control and messaging.

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Edward Eng

Business Development Manager

November 20, 2012

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Financial Dynamics Structurally Changing in Asia

Asia's balance of payments has undergone a structural shift over the past five years, with lower current-account surpluses.

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“We have seen a shift in investment behavior in Asia where trade and investment flows were predominantly going from Asia to the West: The ‘traditional’ model was for Asian countries, led by Japan and followed by China, to export goods to the West. These Asian countries would accumulate reserve surpluses and invest their cash surplus back to the West by buying US Treasuries and, to a lesser extent, European assets,” said Gilles Plante, Asia-Pacific chief executive officer for ANZ.

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Edward Eng

Business Development Manager

November 13, 2012

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Starbucks in India

What does Starbucks in India mean for Asia?

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Starbucks’s recent store openings in India aren’t exactly up-to-the-minute news since their first store opened about a month ago. However, it took the world’s largest coffee chain to highlight a recent trend in Asia. Many companies might know this already, but surely there are many others that are just catching on. The trend revolves around social settings.

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Edward Eng

Business Development Manager

November 6, 2012

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Smart Shoppers in China

Shoppers are becoming smarter and more sophisticated.

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Shops selling, renting, and repairing second-hand luxury goods are springing up across China. High-end consignment shops from Japan and Hong Kong that buy and sell second-hand goods are more common now too.

Milan Court was one of the first pre-owned luxury stores in Shanghai when it opened eight years ago. But its owner Liu Lian says she only recently started putting her logo on the store’s shopping bags because consumers used to be ashamed about being caught buying used goods.

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