Amid increasing aftersales offers in the Middle East, Precious de Leon wonders if lagging Lexus sales is because of 'old people' syndrome and not because of affected production in Japan.
July 10, 2011 2:14
Celebrating a century in business, luxury watch brand Ebel launches a book that includes Arabic marketing posters that date back to the 1960s, showing a strong history in the region.
June 29, 2011 4:46
Prospective grooms are protesting for government help to ease high dowry demands and expensive wedding costs
June 15, 2011 1:40
Chalhoub Group pins hopes on Abu Dhabi’s retail landscape. But Precious de Leon asks at what costs.
May 12, 2011 2:17
Sometimes it takes a real bashing for some people to get the point.
March 20, 2011 4:34
Everyone likes limited edition stuff. But who’s buying all the stuff ‘inspired’ by Dubai and the region?
March 15, 2011 4:47
In the post-recession landscape people want richness of experience, not just products. That’s according to Michael Hughes, former executive director of strategy at The Brand Union.
September 27, 2010 4:09
A new fad for grabbing space in luxury cemeteries is sweeping Indonesia, apparently. Kipp is dead impressed with the business brains behind that.
June 23, 2010 5:22
Counterfeit wristwatches and handbags used to be restricted to back alleys. But these products are now swamping the Internet on a massive scale.
June 20, 2010 11:38
In this age of affordability, how can luxury survive without selling out? Gaurav Sinha, managing director of Insignia branding agency, discusses how five-star hotels can maintain both occupancy and credibility.
June 10, 2010 5:32
Al Fahim Holdings chief exec sees 2010 sales matching 2009 figures despite stonger start to year.
June 2, 2010 8:55
The emirate’s fashion scene may have been affected by the financial crisis, but some in the industry see a more positive trend in the future.
March 18, 2010 7:17
As the QE2 docks in Dubai, its owners hope that the ship will join the likes of Burj Al Arab and Burj Dubai, as one of the city’s icons and draw tourists from across the world.
November 27, 2008 11:46
The global economy may be plummeting, but Virgin Galactic’s space program is counting down to take-off. And this region is proving profitable.
November 11, 2008 10:32
The Atlantis hotel is increasingly featured in local media, though mostly for all the wrong reasons.
October 8, 2008 5:51