When you want to buy luxury goods in Asia, better not do it in Shanghai. China´s second largest city has become the most expensive, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in the Wall Street Journal, based on the the 2015 Lifestyle Index by Swiss private bank Julius Baer.
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China´s rich are perceived to be stingy when it comes to charity, but they do spend. Rich List Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf published his annual top-100 Philanthropists and explains to Barrons how they spend their givings. Jack Ma again keeps the top position.
The anti-corruption campaign by President Xi Jinping has hit entertainment and the gift industry hard over the past years, tells Hurun Rich List founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Financial Review and details the fallout. “We have seen the emergence of the so-called affordable luxury brands like Coach or Michael Kors.
Prices of luxury consumer goods have dropped for the first time in eight years, according to the Hurun Luxury Consumer Price Index, an annual study that gauges levels of top-end individual spending in China , writes the China Daily. Lowering of the prices is one of the reasons, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.
Spending patterns of the super-rich have change a lot, tells business analyst Shaun Rein at CNN, Now they focus on both art and exclusive travel. Sales of luxury goods are dropping, and many blame Xi Jinping´s anti-corruption drive, but the rich just make different choices, says Rein.
Fast moving changes among China´s ultrarich, business analyst Shaun Rein noted when he recently joined a millionaire on a trip to South Africa. Travel is hot for the rich, sharing their experiences over WeChat. Bling is out, feeling good is in, he tells at CNN.
The Fukushima disaster and a flare of nationalism made a dent in Japan´s position as favorite tourist destination for Chinese. But, helped by a slumping currency, Japan is back on the agenda for Chinese tourists, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in Japan Times.
“Made in China” stood for cheap and bad quality. But times are changing, very fast, as Chinese luxury brands become aspirational, tells branding expert Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia at the BBC.
The Antarctic and the Maldives are just two of the travel destinations preferred by China´s rich, who increasingly book their own trips. Those are just a few of the conclusions of the Hurun Chinese Luxury Traveler 2015, a 40-page report on the travel trends of the Chinese luxury high net worth individual, Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf tells Mice News.
Some luxury brands have been slashing prices to keep their Chinese customers. But as a fuchsia Hermès Birkin bad with diamonds sets a record price in Hong Kong, WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu wonders in Marketwatch whether luxury goods are really in the doldrums.