13 Oct 2016

What Next for Athleisure?

Athleisure describes the trend for wearing your workoutwear all day – taking yoga leggings around town, or wearing trainers in the boardroom. But this isn’t about wearing scruffy old jogging bottoms on the school run – athleisure is about wearing […]

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10 Oct 2016

The Korean Brands Succeeding in China

South Korean cultural influence is felt across the wider Asian region. This effect’s known as Hallyu (‘Korean wave’) and it’s especially big in China, where South Korean influence often informs consumer trends. This cultural impact has helped South Korean brands […]

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05 Sep 2016

China’s New Rules on Internet Advertising

Almost overnight, China has gone from one of the least regulated to one of the world’s most regulated markets for online advertising. The new approach has repercussions for any brand that’s currently advertising on the PRC’s media landscape. It’s also […]

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10 Aug 2016

The Future of Chinese Fashion

Over the last decade China’s fashion industry has changed tremendously. With rising disposable incomes and urbanisation and an increase in domestic consumption – demand for apparel has increased substantially. China’s demand for fashion and accessories is expected to continue to […]

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22 Jul 2016

Turbulent Times in the International Art Market

Asia’s high saving rate is thought to be one of the reasons behind spiralling prices in the international art market. Key pieces by significant artists have been achieving astonishing figures when they reach auction- just this month, several records were […]

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26 May 2016

Fashion’s Counterfeiting Problem

For an entrepreneur without many scruples, counterfeiting is arguably a more attractive prospect than narcotics. It’s more profitable, and there’s less risk of being caught. Your business partners in the counterfeiting trade are far less likely to kill you than […]

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25 May 2016

China Loves Wine & International Entrepreneurs Love China

Until recently Chinese wine consumption was limited to some domestic wines that no one bothered to export and a small number of swanky French reds drunk by elites in first-tier cities such as Shanghai. Things are rapidly changing, and some […]

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22 Feb 2016

Guide to Wholesale Buying on Alibaba

Many businesses are waking up to the concept of buying from overseas marketplaces in order to save money on wholesale or custom-made items. But buying via these platforms is rather different from buying from a consumer marketplace such as eBay […]

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21 Oct 2015

Website Design in Asia vs. The West

Western web designers often snigger at cluttered Asian websites. To a US or European audience, Asian web design seems hugely crowded with images, text, distracting gif and Flash animations and a overwhelming mass of icons. Why has this style of web […]

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