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British luxury clothing and accessories group Burberry on Thursday said group sales growth slowed during its second quarter but the business update nevertheless reassured the market after a recent profits warning.

Burberry added that it would bring its perfume business totally in-house following the end of a licence relationship with French company Interparfums early next year.

Burberry sai
About 54 percent of 786 enterprises surveyed by 51job.com, a popular human resources website, chose to increase pay for their interns in 2012 in order to attract more qualified candidates.

The number of companies that provide transportation and food subsidies for their interns increased by about 13 percent year on year, the survey results showed.

The figures indicate improved management and
China's "Golden Week" holiday justified its title with a rise in tourism revenue, National Tourism Administration (NTA) statistics showed Sunday.

The country's 119 major scenic spots received a total of 34.25 million visitors during the eight-day holiday, up 20.96 percent from the corresponding period last year. Tourism income surged by nearly a quarter from 2011 to 1.77 billion yuan (278.39 m
As China's luxury market develops fast, albeit with a bit of a blip this year, many Chinese businessmen have been investing in exhibitions that highlight the range of goods available.

Hundreds of various luxury shows take place around the country every year. In Beijing alone, three large events will be held from October to December this year.

The exhibitions not only take place in China’s b
For Alvin Kong, they act as the cornerstone that holds the whole together. You can build a fancy hotel, throw some desirable office space on top and finish it off with rows of luxury shops, but if you do not have the shoppers you are essentially wasting your time.

Kong, of Swire Properties, reckons that in a multipurpose development, a shopping center is the thing that brings and holds everyth
With the changing nature of global trade, a new way to measure bilateral trade balances will see China's surplus with the United States reduced by half, said World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy on Monday.

In today's world, high-tech products are made around the world, with components and parts being manufactured in many countries, he said. The country where the final assembly
CHINA'S manufacturing activity improved for the first time since May in September but they are still in contraction, a survey showed yesterday.

The official Purchasing Managers' Index, a comprehensive gauge of operating conditions in mostly state-owned manufacturers, rose to 49.8 in September, up 0.6 points from a month earlier, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said.

It was
With the nation's rising disposable incomes, shopping center developers are looking to cash in on footfalls

Galeries Lafayette, the iconic department store in Paris and a major shopping destination for throngs of Chinese tourists, will be giving it a second shot in China next year.
After failing to garner much attention in 1998 with its store in the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing, La

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