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  • Nov 27, 2014
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Luxury

Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

Chinese buyers drove up Christie's sales by 14 per cent to US$7.13 billion last year, a record high not just for the British auction house but for any company ever in the art market.

Thursday, 23 January, 2014, 4:30pm

Curbs leave alcohol firms in low spirits

Spirits, and prices of spirits, are low for many local and foreign alcoholic beverage companies with operations on the mainland after a challenging year marked by depressed demand as a result of restrictions on lavish spending at official banquets.

11 Dec 2013 - 8:18am

Get Moving

July does funny things to us. After a good six months of resting on our laurels – and our increasingly large behinds – we find ourselves getting a tad restless.

10 Jul 2013 - 2:57pm

Airlines step up their game in fight for Asia's jet set

With limousine pick-ups and on-board chefs, Asia’s premium airlines are investing hundreds of millions of dollars on luxury services in a bet on a rebound in business from the wealthy, even as low-cost carriers fly high with the booming middle class.

5 Jul 2013 - 1:47am

Chinese tycoons team up, sell James Bond's favorite yachts to super-rich pals

China's super-rich who have made big fortunes over the past few decades in business are now keen to acquire ultra luxurious assets after already buying so-called "hard luxury" goods like Hermes bags and Patek Philippe watches.

26 Jun 2013 - 8:35am

Wealthy line up for round-the-world tour

The 2014 trip departs from Maui, tees off in Fiji and ends 22 days later at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain. Covering five continents, it includes 12 rounds and transportation on a customised Boeing 757 jet. Kalos Golf, a luxury golf cruise specialist, sold out the 78 slots and has a 21-person waiting list.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Luxury show organiser denies Sanya 'romp' rumours

Several mainland celebrities were photographed at the parties and the images soon began circulating on the internet. Many of them took to social media to deny the rumours, Sina reported.

4 Apr 2013 - 6:20pm 3 comments

In world's priciest luxury city, baby formula is most precious commodity

Infant milk formula is a precious commodity 'kept under lock and key', and Hong Kong's budget woes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A bling too far

Just when you think you’ve thought of everything you might ever want, someone thinks of something really expensive and pointless that you really don’t need. This of course makes it a must-have for those who just can’t resist the latest bling thing. And what could be more bling than a 22 karat gold business card?

20 Feb 2013 - 9:47am

2014 – 15 Principal Standard League

Nov 4
Principal 2:15 NAB BushRangers
Nov 11
Winner Medical Kings 2:6 Verity
Nov 18
Principal vs Verity
Nov 25
Winner Medical Kings vs NAB BushRangers

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