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Japan’s Luxury Market Enters a New Era

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s luxury-goods market is growing steadily again, about five years after it was knocked off course. The global financial crisis in 2011, followed by the Tōhoku and Fukushima catastrophes, hurt consumer confidence, causing luxury spending in Japan to shrink by over 1 trillion yen ($ 10.6 billion) in 2012, and saw the world’s third-largest economy to fall ...

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Bali Film Festival Comes of Age, Enters Second Decade

Many film festivals, when they have been around for ten years, need a change of direction. The Bali International Film Festival, which concludes its 11th edition today, is all the better for the changes it has rung in. The end of the first decade need not be an existential crisis. But a festival that does not move on risks becoming ...

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JD Sports Enters South Korean Market with Hot-T Investment

LONDON, United Kingdom — British sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion said on Friday it had continued its global expansion with a joint venture deal to enter the South Korean market. JD said its agreement was with footwear retailer Shoemarker and its J&S Partners unit, which currently trades as Hot-T. The British firm has purchased an initial 15 percent of Hot-T for ...

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Locarno: Alief Enters Sales Biz, Acquiring Int’l on Artizm’s ‘Scary Mother’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — London and Tbilisi-Based Alief LLC, an international player on Georgia’s film scene, is moving into the world sales business, acquiring international rights to “Scary Mother,” a Locarno Cineastes of the Present title. The sales deal was struck Friday by Alief and Artizm, “Scary Mother’s” Georgian producer. It includes festival reprsentation. Alief’s move comes when Eastern European prod… ...

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