Oscar de la Renta, designer, 1932-2014

Worldly shaper of first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars

Rolls-Royce aims to rebuild investor confidence

CEO faces up to reality of second profit warning in eight months

STURGIS, SD - AUGUST 01: Harley Davidson as seen from a helicopter, a 2015 Harley-Davison Road Glide in Amber Whisky rides in a parade celebrating the motorcycles highly anticipated reveal on August 1, 2014 in Sturgis, South Dakota. (Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Getty Images for Harley-Davidson)

Harley-Davidson leads S&P 500

Motorcycle maker’s third-quarter earnings beat expectations

Apple smashes through forecasts

Group beats Wall St expectations on revenues, earnings and iPhone sales

Qatar eyes $15bn Asia spending spree

Stake in Hong Kong’s SOGO said to be first in spate of deals in region

Versace maintains growth rate in China

Fashion house develops organically as it side steps crackdown

Generic pictures of Asos, online retailer.
©Charlie Bibby

Asos profits dip 14% on strong pound

Online fashion retailer forced to cut prices

One Nine Elms development in London built by Wanda

Wanda aims beyond China with expansion

Commercial property developer targets annual turnover of $100bn

Japan eyes commercial jet renaissance

Aviation touted to again become an engine of country’s industry

Those in khaki at New York and Paris last month included Sarah Harris (left) and model Candela Novembre (below)
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March into winter in khaki

Join the style corps in this season’s most utilitarian colour

How a trend is born

Charlie Porter looks at the book dealers changing the fashion landscape

In conversation: Polly Morgan and Roland Mouret

Artist Polly Morgan stars in designer Roland Mouret’s new campaign. They talk blood and fashion

I’ll never grow out of a good gown

A beautiful dress will always bewitch

Qualcomm agrees to buy CSR

Deal values equity of UK chipmaker at £1.56bn

China insurer mimics Buffett with Waldorf buy

Anbang looks more like a private equity fund than a life insurer

Airbus lands $26bn order from IndiGo

Aircraft maker gets offer to buy 250 A320neo jets

PAD buyers jump the starting gun

Early sale at the eclectic London art and design fair

Burberry and Mulberry fuel luxury woes

Brands feel the effects of slowing demand from Chinese shoppers

Wealthy buyers heat up Frieze art fair

Dealers and galleries set for boost in multimillion-pound sales

Jimmy Choo narrows down IPO price range

High-end shoemaker says float is fully covered

Buffett expands Berkshire Hathaway brand

Estate agents, car dealerships and utilities adopt company’s name

Statoil to sell stake in Caspian gasfield

Norwegian oil group scaling back capital spending through deal

Luxottica loses second CEO in 2 months

Enrico Cavatorta to leave eyewear company after just 40 days in role

Fiat and Chrysler seal radical conversion

Shares of combined carmakers set for market debut

Close shaves

Dust off your razors chaps. After years of beards, baby-smooth skin is back


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