Dangers ratchet up for Swiss watch industry

Threat to cheaper products from smartwatches cannot be ignored

Designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

Elysée Palace salutes a knitwear pioneer who invented ‘an attitude, a way of life and of being’

Weak pound boosts Swiss watches in the UK

Tourists take advantage of currency slide after Brexit vote

How to put added fizz into cocktail hour

Design ideas to give the tradition of pre-dinner drinks a shake or a stir, from London to Beirut

Week in Review

Week in Review, July 30

Gucci wins back its cache; Goldman Sachs; Ford; Boeing and Grosvenor House in the news

Mao relative takes Sotheby’s stake

Taikang Life pays $230m for 13.5% holding in auction house

LVMH sells Donna Karan International for $650m

French luxury group offloads fashion house to US clothing company G-III

Week in Review

Week in Review, July 16

Burberry shake-up, Airbus and Boeing, Thomson Reuters and UFC

Swatch shares slip on profit warning

Swiss watchmaker says first-half net sales are expected to fall 12%

Burberry Regent’s Street 3/5/2016

Burberry puts trenchcoat factory on hold

Luxury brand reassesses speed of UK project after Brexit vote

Burberry’s Peace battles investor storms

Chair’s choice of chief for luxury group and StanChart popular

Burberry: when it rains

Plan now in place is straight out of the sensible retail handbook

Burberry expects boost from weaker pound

Christopher Bailey says market remains tough but cost-saving plan is on track

Burberry gets creative in the boardroom

Some shareholders question whether the group is swapping one ill-fitting structure for another

Bailey: dedicated follower of fashion

Luxury goods group acknowledges high office and haute couture do not go hand in hand

Burberry investors welcome new chief

Group’s performance has stumbled under current CEO Christopher Bailey

Burberry’s new chief is a luxury veteran

Céline chief will join UK group after two decades in upmarket fashion

Burberry replaces CEO in board shake-up

Marco Gobbetti, head of Céline, to take over from Christopher Bailey

Dior chooses Chiuri as top designer

French fashion house picks first ever female creative director

Tod’s weighs shift in sales strategy

Luxury group moots plan to release products more frequently

UK’s potteries fight off Brexit threat

Tableware manufacturer Steelite bought out by US firm

Huge diamond fails to dazzle at sale

Bid of $61m for 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona falls short of reserve

Kering chief slaps down Puma sale talk

French luxury group says athletic brand is ‘on track’

Gucci owner optimistic on China

Kering chief identifies gains from stronger digital presence

Qatari fund buys Balmain fashion house

Mayhoola for Investments plans to expand French brand with more stores abroad

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