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Chinese Consumers Seen Shrugging Off Interest Rate Cut

Consumer confidence will be minimally impacted by the surprise rate cuts unveiled last week by China’s central bank.

German Business Confidence Improves

Data from Ifo Institute charts first rise in seven months.

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L2 Study: Are Luxury Brands Avoiding Amazon?

The group is releasing a new study today that takes a close look at the luxury fashion vertical on the e-commerce giant.

NRF: Thanksgiving Shoppers Will Be Picky

Consumers are going to force retailers to work even harder to pull them into the stores during the holiday weekend.

Americas at Forefront of Growing Retail Property Market

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s report, New York’s Fifth Avenue is the world’s most expensive retail location.

Europe's Luxury Sector Enters Subdued Era

Bernstein Research predicts mid single-digit growth through 2018.

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U.S. Cold Snap Deepens Concerns Over Holiday

The coldest temperatures since the winter of 2013 blew through the Northeast and Midwest last weekend.

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The United States of Luxury

With the Chinese market cooling and Europe in the doldrums, the U.S. is looking more like the luxury El Dorado it used to be.

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Talking 'Tomorrow's China' at Ruyi 2014 France-Chinese Fashion Summit

China's reputation as the "factory of the world" is due for an upgrade if insight shared at the summit is anything to go by.

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Holiday Blues Already? Stores' Worries Grow

U.S. retailers' fight for the consumer’s dollar is only getting more heated as the push for holiday sales is already reaching a frenzy.

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Global Economic Outlook Clouded With Uncertainty

A big question mark hangs over growth prospects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia over the next six months.

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