Visa expands UK mobile payments service

Competition is intensifying with launch of digital wallets

TfL seeks media partner for £1bn contract

Groups invited to deliver ‘more imaginative’ experiences

Disney profits defy lack of blockbuster

Media group to open its latest entertainment venue in Shanghai

Ford car seat that can detect heart attacks

Ford scraps ‘heart attack’ car seat plan

Carmaker blames cheaper and more accurate wearable technology

Simon Costin shoot for W magazine, 2010
©Tim Walker

Simon Costin: fashion’s folk hero

The prop master and set designer on fantastical imagery and his passion for paganism

AW15 looks by (from left) Antonio Berardi; Valentino; Just Cavalli; Marc Jacobs; Alexander McQueen

Dragon’s den

This year’s Met Ball theme? The clue’s on the catwalk

Jennifer Lopez at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Contouring? Turn the other cheek

If it’s naturally enhanced cheekbones you’re after, learn to love blushing and bronzing

Knead to know

Long banished, bread is finally back in fashion

Tabitha Simmons
©Annemarieke van Drimmelen

Tabitha Simmons, the new queen of footwear

What did it take? Hard work, a lot of shoe leather — and a little help from Alexa Chung

Patchwork on the SS15 catwalk, from left: Loewe; Stella McCartney; Gucci; Michael van der Ham

Patchwork: fashion’s form of alchemy

Harriet Quick explores the joy of juxtaposition

Men for all seasons

The outmoded seasonal system sees coats delivered to stores in June and T-shirts in January

Tesla moves into domestic batteries

Company’s solar power storage system opens new avenue

Canary Wharf: a place to call home?

The east London district’s cachet is growing with new developments and the arrival of Crossrail

Campari whets appetites for Italian brands

CEO Kunze-Concewitz on the marketing push at Expo 2015 in Milan

Reliving the ’70s swing

Graphic prints, bold colours and unusual textures are back, with a 21st-century twist

Canadian design: Nordic by nature

Young designers tap into the country’s wild, vast landscape

Bath draws buyers relocating from London

Demand outstrips supply in a city popular with movers and expats

Mattel bounces on Goldman upgrade

Analysts said toymaker is refocusing on innovation

Amazon tops forecasts with 15% sales rise

Growth at Amazon Web Services compensates for strong dollar

Google's Schmidt buys NY hedge fund stake

Investment vehicle acquires 20% stake in DE Shaw

Louis Vuitton’s brand fades in China

Wealthiest shoppers put off by brand’s spreading popularity

French Connection falls 26% after warning

Clothes retailer’s ‘challenging conditions’ continued through Easter trading period

A watertight case for an export award

Mackintosh takes the luxury market by storm

Chipmaker generates strong numbers

Arm’s chips gain an apparent pricing advantage over rivals

Arm profits buoyed by strong iPhone sales

Company also benefits from consumer shift to 4G


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