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1. New India e-commerce rules and their impact, explained: The changes proposed by the Department of Consumer Affairs are wide-ranging in nature, spilling into multiple aspects and sectors beyond just e-tailers like Flipkart, Amazon India and their flash sales. – Read More on Economic Times

2. Luxury Brands Try Virtual Shopping, With Mixed Results: Shoppers can view product and receive personalized attention from sales associates via video. The trend is picking up in the luxury space, with brands creating “mini-studios” inside their boutiques that “walk” customers through virtual store aisles and demonstrate product features. – Read More on SCB

3. Singapore wants to be an e-commerce hub as Asia’s digital economy grows: “E-commerce in Southeast Asia — it’s surging. But what sets Singapore apart (is) its policies and its initiatives that help cultivate an environment for the digital industry and the digital economy to thrive,” said Ben King, country director at Google Singapore. – Read More on CNBC

4. Optimism for re-imagined brick-and-mortar rises from high-end retail to final mile: “The client experience in a retail store cannot be matched easily online,” says Jean Jacques Guiony, the CFO of LVMH. The company recently spent $835 million refurbishing a department store in Paris to include over 215,000 square feet of retail space, 161,000 square feet of office space, a hotel, 12 restaurants and several other amenities. – Read More on PYMNTS

5. RELATED READ: Two Decades, a Bitter Legal Battle, and More than $1 Billion Later, LVMH’s La Samaritaine is Ready for its Debut. Despite years of sets backs and the onset of a global health pandemic that has brought most overseas travel to a screeching halt, and the complications that have come with that, LVMH’s plan to restore La Samaritaine came simply enough in the late 1990s, early 2000s: LVMH was looking to further bolster its real estate footprint close to home. – Read More on TFL