Greater disposable income, increased fashion awareness and a growing inclination to own a wider selection of high tech eyewear all look set to dramatically boost turnover in the growing Indian optical market over the next three years.
Despite concerns over counterfeit items and poor sales on the high street, e-cigarettes are enjoying a mainland boom via e-tailing platforms, with the state-imposed public smoking ban set to provide a massive boost for the whole industry.
With Asia-Pacific now the world's second largest film market, more global players than ever before headed for this year's FILMART, where news began to circulate of possible new access routes into the lucrative Chinese cinema circuit.
The HKTDC Export Index, rebounded to 48.1 in the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14), from 38.5 in 4Q13, reflecting improving export confidence. However, a reading below 50 indicates a pessimistic sentiment and signals a quarter-on-quarter contraction of Hong Kong’s exports.