Small-cap Week, April 25

Shoe Zone warns on lower average selling prices

Hasbro: toy glory

Licensing arrangements help harness the force of hit films

Healthcare brands boost Reckitt sales

Like-for-like figures increase 5% in first quarter

Strong dollar weighs on US blue-chips

Domestic recovery countered by emerging markets slowdown

P&G’s profits hit by dollar strength

Foreign exchange swings cut sales by 8 per cent

Strong dollar weighs on Procter & Gamble

Sales at consumer products company hit by 20% rise in currency

Gucci China Flagship Store in Golden Eagle Department Store Shanghai

Gucci ‘transition’ hurts Kering results

Sales at flagship luxury brand fall much more than expected

Benetton addresses its Rana Plaza legacy

Company changes approach on responsibilities to workers

Factory workers sew garments at the Caracol Industrial Park complex in Caracol October 22, 2012
©Swoan Parker/Reuters

Economy held together by shirts and jeans

Textiles represent 90% of the country’s exports

Bangladesh factory fund still short of target

Benetton to give $1.1m to fund for victims of building collapse

Emerging market woes ease for Unilever

Consumer goods companies face differing fortunes

Robot chef creates a stir

Kitchen device demonstrates next level of household automation

Nina Ricci heir convicted for tax fraud

First high-profile casualty of HSBC Swiss bank leaks

Political disruption holds up deliveries

There are signs of a severe slowdown in the garment industry

Dyson aims to keep it all in the family

Sir James signals son will take over as he buys his lighting company

UK accused over cigarette lobbying abroad

Diplomat was at meeting in Pakistan with tobacco representatives

Investors hunt highs in marijuana sector

Privateer Holdings funding round draws in institutional backers

Japan tech: the sun rises again

Performance has been strong, but not always justified

FTSE sectors brace for poll volatility

Worries largely centre on six sectors likely to be hit hard

M&S stems decline in clothing sales

Underlying sales rise for first time in almost four years


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