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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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”....

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. June 5, 2014

      Asos: grin and wear it

      An unpleasant question for internet investors: what if the winner does not take all? Paying up for the leaders (in...

    20. June 5, 2014

      Asos: The rise and stumble

      2000 Asos is set up by Nick Robertson with a £2m loan from his brother, spun out of a TV product placement company. The...

    21. June 5, 2014

      Four reasons for Asos’s changing fortunes

      Online retailer Asos issued a profit warning on Thursday, sending its share price tumbling more than 30 per cent. The...

    22. 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”...

    23. April 8, 2014

      A social network to find clothes that fit

      In the early dotcom years it was felt that few people would buy clothes online because it was so difficult to judge the...

    24. April 2, 2014

      Sports Direct’s super stretch plan rebounds on Ashley

      Don’t come on court if you won’t play by the rules. That is the stinging rebuke the City has delivered to former squash...

    25. April 2, 2014

      Asos’s international expansion plans drag down first-half earnings

      Nick Robertson, chief executive of Asos, said the fast fashion retailer’s ambitious expansion plans remain “intact”...

    26. March 18, 2014

      Asos suffers growing pains as costs rise

      On Thursday night, Asos chief executive Nick Robertson stood in front of the retail world’s glitterati and accepted a...

    27. March 18, 2014

      Asos: bubble rapped

      The language of brokers, lesson one: “preposterously overvalued” is pronounced “leaves little room for disappointment”....

    28. March 18, 2014

      Asos shares tumble after sales growth and margins disappoint

      Shares in Asos plunged by up to 20 per cent on Tuesday after investors balked at signs of slowing UK sales growth for...

    29. February 11, 2014

      EDITD secures $4.4m from private equity to expand

      How do fashion buyers know whether to go with Ralph Lauren or Paul Smith for next season’s batch of cropped trousers...

    30. February 7, 2014

      AO.com hires Asos chairman as it confirms IPO plans

      AO, the appliances website, will cap off its journey from a tiny Bolton-based white goods retailer to an online giant...

    31. January 14, 2014

      Asos shares dip despite sales rise

      Slowing growth in the US and Australia spooked investors in Asos, despite total sales at the fast fashion group jumping...

    32. September 23, 2013

      Sofa.com finds the right location vital

      One of the often underestimated factors in successful online retailing is the importance of location. In the US,...

    33. September 22, 2013

      Asos board could size up blue-chip weight

      If you saw an elephant perched on a termite mound, you would ask why. So why are shares in Asos, the online retailer of...

    34. September 19, 2013

      Asos: bulls and bears

      Investment managers know the risks of turning bearish in the middle of a rampant bull market. They will remember Tony...

    35. September 19, 2013

      ‘Stunning’ results for Asos send shares up sharply

      Sales growth at Asos accelerated over the summer, defying expectations of a slowdown and sending the online fashion...

    36. September 17, 2013

      Asos loses allure on bearish broker call

      That Asos is expensive is no secret. The fashion website has a £4bn market value which, were it not Aim-listed, would...

    37. September 5, 2013

      SuperGroup: distinctive and risky

      The UK’s SuperGroup, owner of the hot urban fashion brand Superdry, knows all about going from zero to hero. The...

    38. August 20, 2013

      Coast lures Bostock back to high street

      Kate Bostock, the former head of non-food at Marks and Spencer, is to return to the high street as chief executive of...

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