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JAPAN'S LUXURY KIMONO SECTOR HAS SHRINK IN SIZE, BUT CORE MARKET IS DEVOTED

BY ROB GILHOOLY, IN TOKYO

Junsaku Koshihara kneels on the tatami mat floor and shows off some of the colourful textiles handcrafted at his family’s atelier in Ome City, north-western Tokyo. Hand-dyed using special hake brushes on hand-woven silk, one shows mandarin ducks sitting on a wind-swept pond sprinkled with cherry blossoms; in another, a red wooden bridge zig-zags across a lake of purple and white lilies.…

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CHINA PROVIDES NICHE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN NURSES

BY WANG FANGQING, IN SHANGHAI

WHILE China is desperately in need of nurses – 1.9 million to be exact, according to the nation’s ministry of health – the opportunities for overseas healthcare providers who are not ethnically Chinese are limited, as the government requires all nurses working in China to be able to pass a national test in Mandarin.…

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COACHING BEGINS LONG MARCH INTO CHINA

BY DINAH GARDNER

WITH its five thousand years of history, it’s unique Confucian-based social traditions and, more recently, a one-party state system, no one expects China to take on the western concepts of coaching without tweaking them a little. "The best coaches in China are those who can blend Western best practice with Chinese wisdom and social mores," says Frank Gallo, an American who offers business coaching in China via his own company, Calypso Consulting.…

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CHINA UNLIKELY TO MOVE QUICKLY TO ADOPT FAIR VALUE ACCOUNTING

BY MARK GODFREY

THOUGH its top trading partners continue to stick with the fair value or mark to market principle set by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), China remains unwilling to embrace the principle. Though Beijing, keen to nurture its companies into global corporate champions, has been bringing its Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises (ASBE) closer to the IFRS it won’t require listed firms to use the fair value approach – “not for the foreseeable future,” Dickson Leung, partner at the Beijing offices of Lehman Brown has told Accountancy Age.…

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BOTTLES WATER AND FRUIT JUICE CONSUMPTION BOOM FUELS GROWTH IN MIDDLE EAST DRINKS SECTOR

BY PAUL COCHRANE, in Beirut, and HELENA FLUSFELDER, in Jerusalem

THE DRINKS market in the Middle East continues to increase on the back of population growth, economic development, improvements in distribution and retail, and more aggressive advertising campaigns.

But like much of the rest of the world, younger and better educated market segments within the region are shifting away from carbonated soft drinks (CSD) towards fruit juices and bottled water as people become increasingly health conscious according to independent industry analysts and the drinks sector.…

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PEPSI THRIVES IN SYRIA AFTER 50-YEAR-BAN ENDS - SOFT DRINKS REVIEW

BY PAUL COCHRANE, in Damascus

THE SOFT drinks market in Syria is undergoing unprecedented growth, expected to surge 17%-18% this year over last year’s 12% growth, and Pepsi’s share of the market growing after just under a year of operations in the country.…

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MIDDLE EAST - NORTH AFRICA DRINKS INDUSTRY REPORT

BY MARK ROWE AND PAUL COCHRANE

INTRODUCTION

JUST as chocolate sells well in cold countries, so do soft drinks flourish in hot countries, which would suggest that North Africa and the Levant presents an inviting face to the international drinks market.…

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USA FLAVOURED CIGARETTE RESEARCH - HARVARD

BY MONICA DOBIE
NEW research from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that cigarette makers are increasingly targeting young smokers by launching new brands featuring confectionary and liqueur-flavours that mask the harsh flavours found in tobacco smoke. In one case, a tobacco manufacturer used innovative product technology to imbed a flavour pellet in the actual cigarette filters, to deliver fruit and liqueur tastes.…

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SOFT-DRINKS - LEVANT

BY PAUL COCHRANE, in Beirut
BUSINESS has not always been easy for American soft drinks companies operating in the Middle East in the past five years. Companies have had to grapple with campaigns boycotting American products, political instability, war and alternative colas trying to gain market share.…

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MIDDLE EAST - NORTH AFRICA DRINKS INDUSTRY REPORT

BY MARK ROWE AND PAUL COCHRANE

INTRODUCTION

JUST as chocolate sells well in cold countries, so do soft drinks flourish in hot countries, which would suggest that North Africa and the Levant presents an inviting face to the international drinks market.…

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