LVMH blames strong euro for profit hit

First-half results for luxury group below analysts’ forecasts

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 Z3
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BlackBerry in talks to rival Apple-IBM tie

Device maker attempts to recover lost ground

The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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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

Saher Paracha, CEO and publisher of OK magazine, Pakistan. Photographed at the Dorchester hotel, London this afternoon.
©Charlie Bibby

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

Apple: sweet position

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

Canary Wharf project wins approval

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

Tiffany chief Michael Kowalski steps aside

US luxury jeweller appoints Frederic Cumenal to top job

BSkyB takes stake in ‘Bake Off’ producer

Pay-TV operator buys 70% of Love Productions

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

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