[SHANGHAI] Alibaba Group Holding will buy e-commerce business Kaola from Chinese gaming company NetEase Inc for US$2 billion, adding a platform that specialises in supplying luxury goods from...

[WASHINGTON] The armoured black limousines appear everywhere with Kim Jong Un, sleek Western chariots for the young dictator of North Korea.

COMMENTARY

THROUGHOUT the seemingly endless US/China trade war, shoppers from Shanghai to Beijing have been serenely snapping up luxury goods, from Gucci logo T-shirts to Balenciaga sneakers and Cartier nail...

THESE could well be the best of times, and the worst of times, for the luxury goods business. Purveyors of the rare and very expensive are evidently reaping the gains of rising affluence (and a...

[PARIS] LVMH struck a "cautiously" confident tone for the year ahead on Tuesday after fourth-quarter sales held up despite fears of a China slowdown, and growth picked up at its Louis...

THE BROAD VIEW

HERE is where high-end Marie-Kondo'd clothes go now - not to die, but to enter their collective half-life, in a chilly 200,000-square-foot warehouse about 12.8km south of San Francisco....

CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

DOPAMINE. It's the pleasure-inducing brain chemical released when we treat ourselves to something new. And the surge of elation we get when we go to the cash desk and discover there's an...

FRANCE'S Hermes reported strong third-quarter sales momentum, with its leather goods division performing well, and the maker of deluxe Birkin handbags also played down fears of a slowdown in...