The four charts you need to understand Trump’s attacks on the Chinese economy

Donald Trump is kicking off an Asia tour next week that includes a two-day state visit to China starting Nov. 8. At the top of the agenda for his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping is, of course, North Korea and trade—two items that, in Trump’s mind, can be traded against each other. Read More

Global Recovery of Luxury Market Will Take On New Trends

The global personal luxury goods market is set to rise six percent at constant exchange rates this year after a stagnant 2016, and the total market value is about to hit 262 billion Euros (USD$304 billion). The latest prediction is up from Bain’s mid-year forecast, which estimated a two-to-four percent growth of the sector to … More Global Recovery of Luxury Market Will Take On New Trends

Xi Jingping: As US wakes up for Xi’s ambition for a China- led world order, India has an opportunity to make a difference

The chips are down. China’s 19th party congress has rubberstamped support for President Xi Jinping’s ambition for a China-led world order in the future, the Americans are “woke” to that reality and India has an opportunity to make a difference. Read More

Chinese Tourists Drivers of European Duty-free Sales

In the first nine months of 2017, duty-free shopping Europe has risen by 11 percent. Overall, Chinese duty-free customers accounted for 28 percent of total sales, higher than any other tourist demographic in Europe. British and Spanish sales rose the most, at 22 percent and 18 percent respectively, and 80 percent of duty-free shopping occurred … More Chinese Tourists Drivers of European Duty-free Sales

Catalonia independence: What makes Catalonia so different from Spain? A lot.

Catalonia formally declared its independence from Spain on Friday (Oct. 28) and the central government in Madrid hit back within hours, stripping the region of all its autonomy. Prime minister Mariano Rajoy triggered the never-before-used Article 155 of Spain’s constitution and, early Saturday local time, sacked the whole Catalan government and its regional police leaders, … More Catalonia independence: What makes Catalonia so different from Spain? A lot.

How to Protect your Product from China Counterfeiting with 360° Trademark Protection

When American and European and Australian companies would come to my law firm for China trademarks to protect their brand names from Chinese copycats, we would tell them that applying for such a trademark would take about a week, but actually getting that trademark could take more than a year. We would then say that … More How to Protect your Product from China Counterfeiting with 360° Trademark Protection

Google starts using location instead of domain names for serving country specific services

Country services used to be distinguished by the country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) such as google.fr for France or google.com.uk for England. “Google wants to stop the practice of manually entering the top-level domain to get a country’s services,” according to a report in 9to5google. Read More