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French protesters rail against Macron's fuel taxes with road blocks

18 Nov 2018

PARIS Thousands of French protesters hit out at higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies in demonstrations across motorways on Saturday, sparking major logjams and several accidents, including a fatality at one road blockade. | Video

Macron braces for motorist revolt on France's highways

15 Nov 2018

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron, hit by a slump in popularity, faces a nationwide protest this weekend over rising fuel taxes that threatens to gridlock France's roads and show the depth of discontent with his reforms to reshape the economy.

China's stay-at-home shoppers propel luxury sales: Bain

15 Nov 2018

PARIS Luxury brands will increasingly have to court Chinese shoppers on their home turf, as local purchases soar among a clientele who are forecast to generate nearly half the industry's sales by 2025, a study showed on Thursday.

Birkin bag maker Hermes reinforces rosy view of China

07 Nov 2018

PARIS France's Hermes reported strong third-quarter sales growth on Wednesday and the maker of $10,000-plus (7,600 pounds) Birkin handbags joined luxury sector rivals playing down fears of cooling demand in China.

Vying for Vuitton - China's e-commerce rivals seek luxury stranglehold

05 Nov 2018

PARIS China's online giants Alibaba and JD.com are taking their battle for relevance in the lucrative luxury goods market to a new level, as they aim to crack e-commerce tie-ups with top brands that usually shun selling through third parties. | Video

RPT-FOCUS-Vying for Vuitton: China's e-commerce rivals seek luxury stranglehold

05 Nov 2018

PARIS, Nov 5 China's online giants Alibaba and JD.com are taking their battle for relevance in the lucrative luxury goods market to a new level, as they aim to crack e-commerce tie-ups with top brands that usually shun selling through third parties.

L'Oreal shares surge on beauty leader's upbeat China reading

31 Oct 2018

PARIS L'Oreal's shares rose sharply on Wednesday after buoyant demand in China for high-end labels like Lancome boosted third quarter sales and the cosmetics group dismissed fears of a slowdown in one of the beauty sector's biggest markets.

L'Oreal shares surge on beauty leader's upbeat China reading

31 Oct 2018

PARIS L'Oreal's shares rose sharply on Wednesday after buoyant demand in China for high-end labels like Lancome boosted third quarter sales and the cosmetics group dismissed fears of a slowdown in one of the beauty sector's biggest markets.

Gucci clings on as luxury's star brand as China worries mount

23 Oct 2018

PARIS Demand for Gucci handbags fell from recent highs but proved more resilient than expected in the third quarter, extending a strong sales run at parent Kering for the time being as markets fret that momentum in the luxury sector is petering out.

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