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Swiss watch exports post best half-yearly showing in six years

Shipments to Singapore jumped 9% to 531.7 million Swiss francs, making it the eighth biggest market for Swiss timepieces

Visitors at Swiss watch brand Tissot owned by the Swatch group. The group reported record half-year sales, with net sales rising 14.7 per cent to 4.3 billion Swiss francs in the first six months of 2018.


EXPORTS of Swiss luxury watches in the January-June period posted their strongest first-half growth in six years, led by higher demand in Asia and the United States.

World shipments of Swiss high-end timepieces jumped 10.5 per cent from the year-ago first half to 10.5...