Asos founder set to step down

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Online retailer struggled after string of profit warnings

Poundland trials online delivery

UK retail group charges flat rate as it looks to broaden appeal

Whirlpool makes approach for Aga

Board says it will recommend earlier bid from Middleby

Aga Rangemaster: marrying up

American bidders can offer more for the British brand

First high street store to pay living wage

Oliver Bonas to offer £7.85 outside London and £9.15 in capital

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross
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Starwood brings Tribute chain to Europe

Hotel group aims to step up expansion by wooing independents

Wealthy Chinese to take capital abroad

Motivation is to protect money rather than seek earnings

Macau economy contracts by 26%

Corruption clampdown hits Chinese gambling enclave

Chagos Islands: Long journey home

Islanders were forcibly displaced in the 1960s. Now there is hope of a return, but it is complicated by the US military presence

El Corte Inglés ousts rebel shareholder

Ceslar fought against €1bn stake sale to Qatari investor

Rare whisky investors toast sales rise

High-risk investment could leave incautious needing stiff drink

Luxury groups wait on Chinese stock take

Slide in share prices makes consumers less keen to splash out

Japan’s ‘Donki’ rides inbound tourism surge

Unconventional discount retailer buoyed by overseas visitors

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Tesco’s Dunnhumby sets up Chinese venture

Data analysis business seeks growth ahead of planned sale

Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Pernod Ricard / Diageo: tonic required

China slowdown and US pain drains French spirits group

Battle for Bwin reflects rising stakes

GVC and 888 must hold nerve in increasingly tense sector

CRH options not Manifold in a downturn

Irish giant might yet have cause to regret big deals

Apple to debut new iPhone

Stakes are high as tech group strives to defy slowing growth in global smartphone market


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