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Luxury brands must to respond currency moves, the rise of social media among millennials, who surf the web to track prices, and how even wealthy shoppers now check out goods online before purchasing

Tech leaders shake up luxury industry

Shoppers cross Canton road in front of a Chanel SA store in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
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The internet has changed the buying habits of the rich and brands must respond to the challenge


Johann Rupert talks to Lionel Barber about China and ecommerce
Daniel Garrahan reports on the internet as a growth engine for luxury brands

Currency swings create market inequalities

Is it time for luxury businesses to close the gap in global pricing strategies?

José Neves, FarFetch

Silicon Valley is not dressed for success

Investors have an online fashion blind spot when it comes to digital shopping trends

In this May 4, 2015 file photo, Cher arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" in New York
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Campaign strategists fall for the older woman — and man

Fashion houses are turning to more mature muses for added cool and extra credit

From left: Martin Wolf, Gavyn Davies and Willem Buiter

Rates, exits and China dominate economic scene

Martin Wolf considers the challenges facing global growth with Gavyn Davies and Willem Buiter

Dmitri Gourji at his Moscow shop displaying products adorned with specially commissioned art
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Russians tighten belts after luxury spree

Local entrepreneurs hope national pride can boost sales

Xi Jinping holds a glass of red wine as he toasts a dinner, also attended by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, to mark the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China in Beijing January 16, 2012
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Gifts vanish as Chinese buy for themselves

What can be done to woo back Asian clients after the anti-graft drive?