Luxury website Farfetch valued at $1bn

Farfetch fashion

Online retailer is latest London start-up to lure big US tech investor

Mirror is tied to a big pension scheme

Obligations to retired hacks will stretch way into this century

Samsung: firestorm

Electronics group is making some smarter moves

Samsung launches latest Galaxy smartphone

South Korean group faces increasing threat from Apple’s iPhones

Outlook improves for European companies

Deflation a concern while ability to push up prices ‘limited’

Marmite and Flora Original spread, two Unilever food products

Unilever investors call for shake-up

Shareholders urge consumer goods group to sell Flora

BAT draws up battle lines over packaging

Tobacco group pledges legal action if UK changes approved

Lego constructs record sales and earnings

Toymaker cements position as most profitable in sector

BAT set to pay £2.3bn for Souza Cruz

Deal would give more exposure to largest exporter of tobacco leaf

Prada: reasonable expectations

Unloved leather goods specialist is working on a turnround

Week in Review, February 21

HSBC in Switzerland; Carlsberg, Sony, Peugeot and Tesco features

Adidas starts search for new chief

Hainer under fire over sportswear group’s performance

Asean consumers deliver shift in logistics

More complex delivery systems are required to cope with shift in supply chain

In pursuit of HSBC

When did Swiss start chasing financial suspects harder than UK?

Pandora: ring pull

New CEO must ensure gifts keep on giving

Cigarette research backs plain packaging

Ending branding will deter smokers, scientific journal finds ahead of UK vote on ban

Ecigarettes suffer withdrawal symptoms

Growth losing pace as users seek quicker ways to get nicotine hit

Zynga and King: dangerous games

Difference goes much deeper than poker v matching candies

Mattel and Google eye virtual reality toy

Classic View-Master stereoscopic viewer to be updated for the digital age

Xiaomi set to launch gadgets in US

Chinese company to sell tech accessories but no phones yet


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