Swatch warns over Hong Kong outlook

Watchmaker’s profits decline for the first time in five years

Apple: sweet position

Company has met insatiable appetite from China but market will get tougher

Cath Kidston sells stake to fund Asian push

Target of 100 shops selling designer’s chintzy prints eyed in China

Illustration of Wood Wharf's design by Herzog & de Meuron

Canary Wharf project wins approval

Extension includes more than 3,000 homes

Nick Leslau

Leslau sells Max Property to Blackstone

Entrepreneur says £448m deal is not calling top of property market

UK duo’s dream car draws wealthy car fans

Mono is fastest road-legal car in the world

LG on mission to reshape flexible screens

Industry doubts OLED’s ability to displace LCDs

Michael Kowalski, CEO of Tiffany's photographed at their headquarters in NYC on September 7, 2011 for Financial Times

Tiffany chief Michael Kowalski steps aside

US luxury jeweller appoints Frederic Cumenal to top job

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BSkyB takes stake in ‘Bake Off’ producer

Pay-TV operator buys 70% of Love Productions

2431 Riviera Drive, Laguna Beach, California, US

Five beach retreats for sale

From a clifftop villa on Ibiza to a home on California’s Laguna Beach, a favourite with Hollywood royalty

Retailers defy heatwave to unwrap Christmas in July

Stores prepare to launch upmarket seasonal ranges

Rolls-Royces and rags mix in Phnom Penh

Carmaker opens in country where annual income barely tops $1,000

Design classic: Arne Jacobsen’s Tongue chair

It was one of the Danish designer’s favourite pieces but has never been widely available

Smiths clocks up stock exchange centenary

Group still playing catch-up on developing markets

Champagne on ice for Europe’s carmakers

Sales growth fails to lift sentiment

The return of the kaftan

A 1970s classic brings fresh glamour to holiday wardrobes

Cool summer footwear for men

Industry insiders talk about the footwear that allows them to stay chic in the heat

Jeremy Langmead: Inside my fashion house

The fashion for florals is currently as popular for sofas or curtains as it is for men’s shorts or blazers

Electric cars: BMW versus Tesla

Can Tesla afford to share the road with upscale automakers?

Rémy and Hermès miss sales forecasts

Tougher conditions weigh on French luxury groups’ sales, as cognac maker battles against Chinese crackdown on lavish spending

Uber faces most taxing market yet

Hong Kong launch completes first phase of Asia expansion

US media buzz reaches Europe

American groups snap up broadcasters on other side of Atlantic

Blockbusters feature in Stirling Prize list

Most visible candidate is London’s 308m Shard skyscraper

Time called on the London gold fix

Christie’s rides contemporary art wave

Record profits come as works by Bacon and Newman hit top price


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