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Chinese consumers

Growth in mainland Chinese interest in premium Swiss watches surges

Friday, 28 March, 2014, 7:53am

Are labels ready for changing expectations of luxury shoppers?

This time next week I'll be in Italy, and a rather fashion-obsessed friend of mine from Hong Kong has booked me for a day of shopping in Rome. Reluctantly, I've agreed.

27 Sep 2013 - 4:18pm

Mainland Chinese go abroad to shop for luxury watches says Swiss firm

The Swiss luxury watchmaker Piaget said its sales on the mainland might grow less than 10 per cent this year, the slowest in eight years, as mainland consumers take advantage of the stronger yuan and travel overseas to buy premium goods.

30 Apr 2013 - 4:28am

Gucci owner targets luxury brands to cash in on Chinese consumers

The firm that owns the Gucci and Yves St Laurent fashion labels is targeting more big brands in the luxury market, to cash in on the demand for status symbol fashion items among Chinese consumers with rising incomes and a growing willingness to spend.

29 Jan 2013 - 5:24am

Apple reveals 'record sales' for iPhone 5 in China

More than two million Apple iPhone 5s were sold in the first weekend the product was officially available on the mainland, the world's largest market for smartphones.

18 Dec 2012 - 9:53am

Lenovo boost on strong China smart device sales

Lenovo benefited from strong sales on the mainland to seize a 7 per cent share of the world market for "smart connected devices", behind leaders Samsung Technologies and Apple.

Market research firm IDC yesterday said this market represented total global shipments of personal computers, smartphones and media tablets.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:58am

Chinese car dealers consider quitting Japanese brands for good

Three months after a territorial dispute led rioters to vandalise Japanese cars in China, carmakers from Toyota Motor Corp to Nissan Motor are luring back buyers with discounts and guarantees. But dealers like William Chen may need more persuasion to invest in the brands.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Private mainland brands accelerate growth, report finds

The brand value of top privately held companies in China is growing faster than that of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), a study by Millward Brown says.

The global research agency credits private firms' bigger efforts to innovate, closer bonds with consumers and more precise marketing positioning.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Hong Kong should have a beef with its dodgy meat monopoly

I am grateful to the reader who drew my attention to the letter in Monday's edition of the South China Morning Post headed "HK's economy benefits from beef monopoly".

The letter defended Hong Kong's monopoly importer of mainland beef cattle, Ng Fung Hong, a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am 2 comments

We're China Toyota, says giant trying to win fans

Toyota Motor, the largest carmaker in the world, is trying to remake its image in China, where sales have tumbled because of a dispute over islands in the East China Sea.

A new slogan repositioning Toyota Motor China Investment as a China-rooted company rather than an offshoot of a Japanese company was unveiled at a gala dinner held by Toyota at the Guangzhou Auto Show last week.

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am