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HK protests, China slowdown take sparkle off luxury market

Bain predicts that the China market will contract for the first time ever this year
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 05:50
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LVMH, owner of brands like Louis Vuitton, saw its sales drop by 3 per cent in Asia, excluding Japan, in the third quarter of 2014, a far cry from the halcyon days of 2010-12.

Paris

PROTESTS in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown and anti-corruption drive in China and a coup in Thailand: Asia is no longer a market of constant growth for luxury goods firms.

LVMH, world number-one in the sector and owner of brands like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Dior, saw its