H&M profits hit by strong dollar

Chief executive warns currencies will add to purchasing costs

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Martha Stewart Living sold for $353m

Sequential Brands deal marks dramatic fall in value for company

Corporate diary: June 22 — June 26

Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters

Small-cap Week, June 20

Rurelec, Galantas Gold and Flowgroup featured

Swiss watches: clocking it

Apple is lurking but the Alpine gloom is overdone

Frank Martin, Chief Executive of Hornby Plc. Picture shows a Hornby train set in action.

Hornby raises £15m to pay down debt

Train maker back in profit for first time since 2012

US cooker group plots end to Aga saga

Shares in cast-iron range maker up almost 30% on Middleby talks

Watchdog shares blame for Bumi’s saga

Listing breaches occurred between summer 2011 and 2013

Coty’s Bart Becht demonstrates deft touch

Former Reckitt chief hopes to repeat success at cosmetics group

Lego heads
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Lego wins trademark case over minifigures

Danish toymaker sees off EU legal complaint from rival Best-Lock

Coty closes in on $12bn P&G beauty deal

Adding Olay and Wella brands would transform group behind Rimmel

Bonomi has grand designs after B&B deal

Italian investor buys furniture group in bid to create mini LVMH

SEC seeks views on ‘shocking’ audit ties

Concerns mount over long-term, cosy relationships

Ecigarette debate hots up in UK

Fears grow over health risks and normalising addiction

Mulberry upbeat despite profits plunge

Luxury goods group reports upturn in sales in recent weeks

Berkshire lingerie brands draw interest

French group Perceva offers to buy European collections

PZ Cussons improves in Nigeria

Soap maker warns of potential hit to consumer spending power

Inditex: retail therapy

Rag trade winner stays on top of online and in-store sales

Boohoo bounces back after profit alert

Online retailer beats expectations with 35% rise in sales

Bayer sells diabetes unit for €1.02bn

Group sheds non-core business via deal with Panasonic Healthcare


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