Why Chinese tourists want Okamoto condoms

The benefits of a ‘Made in Japan’ stamp

Chinese tourists bring cheer to Hermès

Forecasts outpaced as first-half operating profit rises a fifth

Keith Harrison, Founder / Managing Director of New Life Paints.

Shaped for the circular economy

Start-ups with ecological innovations must plan their fit with industry

Best Buy soars on robust US demand

Stock jumps 17% as retailer sees no impact from market turmoil

An outbreak of good sense led by Amazon

Too many companies have started to talk as if being wrong were superior to being right

Modelling agencies to be probed for alleged price fixing

UK competition regulator to examine whether there was a cartel

Imperial Tobacco held back by Iraq sales

Group says it is on track to meet full-year targets

Officials call for ecigarette review

Report estimates product 95% less harmful than tobacco

Walmart slashes earnings outlook

Retailer grapples with higher staff costs and weak drugs business

Rising consumer confidence fires up Aga

Sales up 1.5% to £125.4m in first half as housing market picks up

Li Ning net loss narrows in first half

Restructuring finally bearing fruit for the Chinese sports brand

Reckitt given UK go-ahead for K-Y merger

CMA clears deal on condition group licenses brand for 8 years

Miracles of productivity in our hands

The data framework of economic analysis is largely the product of the second world war

Pandora shines as revenues rise

Danish jeweller lifts guidance once more as revenues climb and store openings continue

Record $253bn in long-dated debt issued

Governments and companies issue record sums of long-dated bonds

Social media raises heat on Unilever

Viral success surprises both sides in toxic waste dispute

Adidas struggles to catch up with Nike

Better strategies for social media and appealing to youngsters offer scope for the German brand

Video accuses Unilever over toxic waste

Crusading rapper propels local dispute into India spotlight

Beiersdorf: face value

Rivals offer better returns, lower ratings with more dividends

Corporate threads behind Coats’ longevity

Concealed strengths have helped the world’s biggest threadmaker adapt over its long history

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