Make-up enters age of the selfie

Hot L’Oréal app heralds fresh pressure on retailers

Diageo to write down Chinese spirit stake

Sales hit by Chinese government’s anti-extravagance drive

Porto Montenegro
©Veri Veroza

Berths for billionaires: the new marina at Porto Montenegro

A plan to turn a naval base into a haven for the super-rich reaches a milestone with a new hotel and the doubling in size of the marina

Receivers put £650m Gherkin up for sale

City of London tower was designed by Lord Foster

Luxury carmakers slash prices in China

Range Rovers reduced by 19% ahead of regulator probe

Ferruccio Ferragamo at Ferragamo's headquarters in Florence, March 27, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
©Alessia Pierdomenico

A head for Ferragamo footwear

Members of the Italian shoemaking dynasty use strict rules to protect their father’s legacy

Middle East tourists are top shoppers

Kuwaitis lead spending table with Saudis in third place

A scene from ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
©Industrial Light & Magic/Paramount

Hollywood transformed by China

How the Chinese are changing the DNA of America’s blockbuster movies. Tom Shone reports

Gluten-free food at Suzzle Café

Five of the best: Quiet London eateries

From a Bond Street auction house to the 15th-century cloisters of a Smithfield church – some of the capital’s less frenetic food and drink venues

Sports bra (£70) and leggings (£115), both by Live the Process at Net-a-Sporter

Sharp new looks for the exercise class

How independent designers are muscling in on the market for fashionable women’s sportswear

Packing: what to take on your travels

Business? Art fair? Fashion show? Four globetrotters share last-minute packing tips for your next jaunt

Easy, carefree summer dressing

Clothes for the season should be soft and relaxed, charmingly cheerful and never be self-important

Simon Doonan: The truth about trends

Do your shopping trips end with hideous oaths à la ‘The Exorcist’?

LVMH blames strong euro for profit hit

Rolls-Royce seeks catch-up on margins

Engine maker sees growth in areas such as drones

Market mania: a guide to hot assets

From spotting the signs to timing your exit, profiting is tricky

BlackBerry stakes out business customer

John Chen lays groundwork with square device for spreadsheets

BlackBerry in talks to rival Apple-IBM tie

Device maker attempts to recover lost ground

Sale of Grosvenor hotel has Indian look

Detained tycoon Roy considers £550m bid from Poonawallas

China gold demand falls by a fifth

Rising prices dent interest in bullion bars and coins

Publish and be OK in Pakistan

Meet the young founder of the celebrity magazine’s local edition

Apple R&D spike hints at new products

More than just the annual iPhone refresh likely coming soon

Swatch warns over Hong Kong outlook

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

Fox-Time Warner bid worries Hollywood

Shake-up proposal is ratcheting up anxiety levels in the industry

Cath Kidston sells stake to fund Asian push

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

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