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    1. April 12, 2016

      Asos delivers double-digit sales and profit growth

      Online fashion retailer Asos has bucked the UK trend of declining clothing sales, delivering double-digit sales and...

    2. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Opening Quote: Costa's barista-in-chief; Tesco/Alibaba; Putin waxwork

      PageGroup sees temp hiring on the rise, Asos profits are up 18 per cent, Costa has a new barista-in-chief. FT Opening...

    1. FT Alphaville

      April 12, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      PageGroup sees temp hiring on the rise, Asos profits are up 18 per cent, Costa has a new barista-in-chief. FT Opening...

    2. April 7, 2016

      New Marks and Spencer boss proves politically adept

      A week into the job, Marks and Spencer’s new chief executive is unlikely to be thinking about his next career move...

    3. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Asos to pull out of China

      Asos is pulling out of China, little more than two years after the online fashion retailer first set up operations...

    4. March 1, 2016

      Supermarkets target boost from click-and-collect deals

      Rock bottom prices alone no longer cut it. Britain’s biggest grocers are being forced to try new tactics to hold on to...

    5. February 5, 2016

      Halfords finance boss drives up buying activity

      Jonny Mason, who joined Halfords from Scandinavian chicken company Scandi Standard midway through last year, has forked...

    6. January 27, 2016

      UK retailers count the cost of returns

      The average returned purchase in the UK passes through seven pairs of hands before it is listed for resale. Every day...

    7. January 14, 2016

      Asos feels squeeze on profits despite festive sales rise

      Online fashion retailer Asos enjoyed a Christmas season sales boost fuelled by its international business, although its...

    8. January 12, 2016

      Boohoo all smiles after Christmas sales growth beats forecasts

      Boohoo beat analysts’ expectations to post healthy sales over the Christmas period, offering a first glimpse of how...

    9. January 12, 2016

      UK ecommerce: devil’s bargain

      A thought experiment: an omnipotent demon takes over your brokerage account, insisting that you put all your wealth in...

    10. December 23, 2015

      Game Digital losing out as shoppers go online

      Bricks and mortar stores competing directly with online retailers are set for a gloomy Christmas, as new sales data...

    11. October 20, 2015

      Asos shows signs of recovery as sales rise 18%

      Rising sales at Asos are helping the online fashion retailer move on from a string of profit warnings in 2014, but...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Whitbread profits jump 14 per cent

      Whitbread is brewing up higher profits helped by Costa Coffee, while cost-cutting on clothes means Asos is making less...

    13. September 6, 2015

      High street retailers fight back against online rivals

      In 2000, a young marketing executive changed the face of British fashion retailing, founding Asos to sell cheap...

    14. September 4, 2015

      Bank of England’s QE through the looking glass

      Next Monday the Bank of England will dish out £38bn to the holders of 4.75 per cent UK Treasury 2015 stock as it...

    15. September 2, 2015

      Asos highlights continuity with Nick Beighton at helm

      Fashion changes quickly. So too did investors’ reaction to the announcement that the chief executive of online clothing...

    16. September 2, 2015

      Time for Asos founder to watch from afar

      Founders are great. They spot market opportunities, have the vim and vigour to get the business up and running, and the...

    17. September 2, 2015

      Asos founder and chief executive Nick Robertson steps down

      Shares in Asos fell more than 5 per cent after its founder and chief executive Nick Robertson stepped down after 15...

    18. July 26, 2015

      Instagram: Retail’s holy grail

      Over the past few weeks, Clodagh Pickavance’s followers on Instagram have seen her posing in a classic Fred Perry polo...

    19. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2015

      Rocket watch

      Keep an eye on Matt Earl’s blog, where he has a couple of posts up so far on Rocket Internet, the industrial scale...

    20. July 7, 2015

      Asos sets sights on hitting top end of sales growth target

      Asos, the UK online-only fashion shop, is confident that its strategy of cutting prices internationally in the face of...

    21. June 19, 2015

      Aim is more miss than hit for investors as it marks 20th anniversary

      Investors had little to celebrate at the 20th anniversary of London’s Alternative Investment Market this week, as...

    22. April 14, 2015

      Asos appoints Helen Ashton as finance director

      Asos has raided the ranks of a UK debt management company to find a finance director, ending a six-month search to...

    23. April 2, 2015

      Indian online retailer Koovs plans rights issue

      Koovs, the Indian online fashion retailer, aims to launch a rights issue in June after the rising cost of marketing in...

    24. April 1, 2015

      Asos faces margin pressure as online fashion becomes less forgiving

      It was originally “As Seen On Screen”. But in the past year Asos could have stood for “Airborne Stock Only Sometimes”....

    25. April 1, 2015

      Asos reports 10% fall in pre-tax profits

      Asos, the online fashion retailer, has reported a 10 per cent fall in pre-tax profits to £18m with investments in its...

    26. March 12, 2015

      Asos shares jump as growth picks up for fashion retailer

      Shares in Asos jumped 21.8 per cent on Thursday, its largest single day rise in more than a decade, as the online...

    27. February 6, 2015

      Boardroom trades February 7

      After a year as chief executive at Daily Internet, turning around the share-price performance remains high on Chris...

    28. January 13, 2015

      Asos shares gain after holiday season sales boost

      Asos shares rose by as much as 9 per cent on Tuesday after the British online fashion retailer posted a holiday season...

    29. December 9, 2014

      Strong pound hits Asos’s international sales

      Asos, the UK-based online fashion retailer, has continued to feel the impact of a strong pound, reporting a fall in...

    30. October 29, 2014

      Asos jumps as Tybourne takes stake

      Stake building put Asos back in the spotlight. The retailer jumped 5.4 per cent to £25.19 after Tybourne Capital...

    31. October 24, 2014

      Pay attention to those dividend declarations

      Of all the metrics analysts study to value a share, the one they seem to regard least is the dividend. It is often an...

    32. June 23, 2014

      Asos restores website after suspected arson at main warehouse

      Asos has resumed trading after a fire at its main warehouse forced the UK online fashion retailer to suspend its...

    33. June 22, 2014

      Asos hopes for quick return after blaze

      Asos hopes to resume trading as early as Monday as it counts the cost of a fire at its main distribution centre in...

    34. June 21, 2014

      Asos suspends website after warehouse fire

      Asos, the online retailer, was forced to suspend its website on Saturday, after a fire at its main warehouse in...

    35. June 6, 2014

      Bargain hunters catch falling Asos shares

      Knife catchers were taking a chance on Asos on Friday, with the stock rallying from a 14-month low. A day after a...

    36. June 6, 2014

      Letter from Lex: ups and downs

      Readers, The UK economy, we are told, is enjoying an accelerating recovery. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the...

    37. June 5, 2014

      ‘Perfect storm’ batters Asos shares

      Online fashion retailer Asos saw its reputation as a stock market darling crumble after warning that a “perfect storm”...

    38. June 5, 2014

      Critics pounce on Asos profit warning

      Asos has blamed its profit warning – which sent its shares down 30 per cent – on a dip in its international operations,...

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