China has moved to further free up the nation's gold market by allowing more commercial banks to import and export the precious metal, as rising prices for bullion and tumbling stock markets spur demand.
This quarter’s Retail and Consumer Update summarizes the most recent transactions along with information on active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.
With today’s volatile market, it may be difficult for retailers to see the silver lining. However, despite a struggling economy and cautious consumers in the U.S. and abroad, global expansion opportunities do exist for those willing to move now.
Since your store employees have the first and last interaction with your customers nearly every day, what are some of the things retailers should consider doing to help make sure those interactions drive positive performance at the store level?
The income and source of income of almost 100 million cotton farmers relates closely to the up-stream of the cotton textile industry. Industries related to textiles offer over 20 million jobs for domestic citizens.
The gradual recovery of the global economy and the simultaneous instatement of national policies supporting the textile and garment industry have seen China's clothing exports on a steady rise, but the textile and apparel industry is still facing problems.
Hong Kong's retail sales rose 15.3 percent in June from a year earlier, official statistics showed Monday, with tourists from mainland China providing a boost.Total retail sales for the month hit 24.3 billion Hong Kong dollars.
The Spanish fragrances sector is being especially affected by the current economic crisis. Fragrances sales decreased by 3% in volume and 4% in current value terms in 2009. Both premium and mass fragrances sales decreased by around 3% in volume terms.
Jones Apparel Group Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings as the company benefited from a pickup in orders from department stores, solid jeans sales and less discounting, sending its shares up more than 5 percent.