Bain in the news

  • Financing and marketing needed to spur diamond market growth – Bain

    December 09, 2014 | Reuters | Media mention

    Rising demand will boost the diamond market in coming years, but challenges to growth will include access to financing and the need for increased marketing, according to Bain & Company.

  • Global luxury goods sales growth to stabilize in 2015 - Bain

    October 14, 2014 | Reuters | Media mention

    As published in Reuters, Bain & Company’s most recent Fall 2014 Global Lxuury Goods study “predicted total revenue from the personal luxury goods industry - which includes watches, jewellery, clothes, shoes and leather goods - to reach 223 billion euros ($282.

  • LVMH points to Asia slowdown amid tougher luxury markets

    October 14, 2014 | Bloomberg | Media mention

    According to Bloomberg, “Burberry, the U.K.’s biggest luxury-goods company, said that market conditions are deteriorating. Fewer Chinese tourists are shopping in Hong Kong because of pro-democracy protests, while a government crackdown on lavish spending has weakened consumption in China.

  • Luxury growth weakest since 2009 amid geopolitical turmoil: Bain

    October 14, 2014 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bloomberg cited Bain & Company’s Fall 2014 Global Luxury Goods study, noting “worldwide luxury-goods sales could increase this year at the slowest pace since 2009 as spending falls for the first time in China and turmoil in Hong Kong and Russia curbs tourist consumption.

  • Wealthy consumers slow spending

    October 14, 2014 | CNBC | Media mention

    Bain & Company’s new study cites “protests in Hong Kong, a slowdown in Japan and Europe, and weak sales in China [as] all weighing on luxury sales.

  • Anti-corruption measures in China take toll on luxury goods sales

    October 14, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The Wall Street Journal cited geopolitical troubles and anticorruption measures China and Russia as reasons for a future sales decline in the world luxury sector.

  • Burberry, Mulberry sales slow; fashion houses warn hurt by softer demand in Asia

    October 14, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    According to The Wall Street Journal, U.K. fashion houses Burberry Group PLC and Mulberry Group PLC reported weakening sales, underscoring the challenge the luxury goods sector faces amid softer demand from Chinese customers.

  • Gas boom creates chemical bond between Gulf Coast, foreign firms

    April 06, 2014 | Industrial Goods and Services | Houston Chronicle: Fuel Fix | Media mention

    Low natural gas prices have been causing companies to make large petrochemical investments. Jorge Leis, partner and head of the Oil and Gas Practice at Bain & Company stated that although all of these companies are making multibillion dollar investments, their business goals vary.

  • Scientists find first diamond-bearing kimberlite in Antarctica

    December 17, 2013 | Mining | Financial Times (FT.Com) | Media mention

    Kimberlite rocks, known for producing diamonds, have been discovered in Antarctica. Unfortunately for diamond miners, commercial mining in Antarctica is prohibited.

  • Manufacturing's tipping point

    December 11, 2012 | Industrial Goods and Services | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Consulting Magazine identifies the shifts taking place in the U.S. manufacturing sector, from the impact of globalization to the retirement of the baby boomers.