Li & Fung casts doubt on global recovery

Supply chain group blames US retail market for missing forecasts

Bain buys half of ethical shoemaker Toms

Founder Blake Mycoskie to concentrate on charity side of business

Labour and Wait: Leather Tool Case, £80.00. Hammer, £48.00. Screwdriver Set No. 3, £42.00. A toolkit fit for a king. www.labourandwait.co.uk
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Techtronic: trade of the tools

Hong Kong manufacturer deserves more attention

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DFS buys smaller furniture chain Dwell

Purchase targets ‘younger, more urban consumers’

Luxottica shares fall on CEO exit report

Andrea Guerra said to disagree with group founder

BHP Billiton / Carillion / Imps

Imagination is not going to be greatest asset for new group

Estée Lauder gloss from emerging markets

Fourth-quarter profits more than double on regional demand for luxury cosmetics

Investors warm to rise in JC Penney sales

Improvements driven by stronger demand in women’s and men’s clothing

Electrolux looks to buy GE appliances unit

Deal would bring together two of the best-known household brands

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: George at Asda 'Chanels' supermarket chic on March 5, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for George At Asda)

Asda overtakes M&S in clothing market

George becomes UK’s second-biggest brand by volume

Walmart cuts outlook amid high costs

Gains in key markets but US sales growth sluggish

Topshop in online push into China

Agreement to launch on ShangPin.com fashion website next month

Pessina’s patience pays off at Boots

Sale to Walgreens is crucial piece in the jigsaw

Smart appliances for handy householders

Gadgets to make maintenance, security and heating systems easier

Pantech calls for help as rivals dominate

Mobile group emblematic of S Korea’s struggling smaller companies

Bain and Apax aim to walk away with Toms

Last-round bids for ethical footwear company

Walgreens: Boots made for walking

No inversion and weak outlook add up to $8bn in lost value

Walgreens signs off Alliance Boots deal

Wall Street’s dark day for M&A

More than $100bn in deal proposals wiped off the table in a few hours

Walgreens set for £6bn deal to buy out Alliance Boots stake

Retailer drops plans to relocate its HQ

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