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    1. December 9, 2014

      Abercrombie & Fitch chief executive leaves ‘immediately’

      Mike Jeffries, the Abercrombie & Fitch chief executive, has left the US-based teen retailer amid flatlining sales, tumbling...

    2. September 25, 2014

      H&M profits rise but retailer warns of pain from rising costs

      Hennes & Mauritz reported a 20 per cent jump in net profit but investors took fright as the world’s second-largest clothes...

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    1. August 28, 2014

      Retailers hurt as Williams-Sonoma disappoints

      Retailers weighed on the broader US equity market on Thursday as guidance from three influential merchants fell short of...

    2. July 29, 2014

      Klépierre / Corio: European retail property

      “The fact that inflation is low is not, by itself, bad; with low inflation, you can buy more stuff,” Mario Draghi told a...

    3. June 18, 2014

      H&M: turn the other chic

      If you believe that bricks and mortar retail is dead, look at Hennes & Mauritz’s half-year results, announced on Wednesday....

    4. June 18, 2014

      H&M steps up pace of online plans

      Hennes & Mauritz is stepping up the pace of its move online and will introduce a full range of shoes as the Swedish purveyor...

    5. May 21, 2014

      Green Economy: Ethical sales recover but price is still driving force

      Consumers are buying sustainable products again, after the global economic downturn reduced demand. “Sustainable, welfare...

    6. May 11, 2014

      Japan’s Fast Retailing eyes shopping spree

      Tadashi Yanai, founder of the Fast Retailing group, likes to shop. Japan’s Fast Retailing, which began life in 1984 selling...

    7. Material World

      April 14, 2014

      Assessing the Alexander Wang/H&M collaboration

        Getty Images So Alexander Wang, left, is the latest runway designer to team up with H&M in their high/low limited-edition...

    8. April 4, 2014

      International invaders shake up Australia’s home grown retailers

      In a country whose previously isolated landscape has been devastated by the introduction of rabbits, foxes and other...

    9. March 30, 2014

      Retail revival helps pull Hastings back from brink

      Dance music blasts through the open doors of a shiny new shop in the southern English seaside town of Hastings . For a place...

    10. March 27, 2014

      H&M hit by higher spending on online

      Hennes & Mauritz disappointed investors by falling short of expectations for first-quarter earnings, although the Swedish...

    11. March 20, 2014

      Luxury goods: handbagged

      The hard edge of soft luxury was in evidence on Thursday. Hermès, the French fashion group, reported revenue growth of 8 per...

    12. March 4, 2014

      Fast Retailing: deals and Asian growth

      For a clothing retailer that wants to be the world number one, purchases would seem a better tactic than listing depository...

    13. January 4, 2014

      Cambodia protesters call off rally after bloody crackdown

      PHNOM PENH, Jan 4 – Anti-government demonstrators said on Saturday they had called off a mass rally they had planned to...

    14. October 30, 2013

      Entrepreneurs given a business plan

      When asked about their career ambitions, one in four UK secondary school pupils say they want to run their own company....

    15. October 25, 2013

      Halloween is a holiday not a political opportunity

      When the US celebrates Halloween next Thursday, many of its preadolescent trick-or-treaters, decked out as clowns or...

    16. October 14, 2013

      Markdowns level out in discount Britain

      In London’s West End, stores are awash with special offers. High street chains are advertising up to half-price sales, while...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2013

      Bangladesh: still the big garment hope, for now

      Garment makers are set to stay in Bangladesh despite poor factory safety and worker unrest, according to a survey of 29...

    18. September 26, 2013

      Expansion drives H&M profits

      Shares in Hennes & Mauritz surged to a record high as the Swedish fashion retailer unveiled forecast-beating profits amid a...

    19. September 23, 2013

      Companies diary: September 23 – September 29

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    20. beyondbrics

      September 22, 2013

      Week ahead: Sep 22 - 28

      The week ahead in emerging markets: a verdict for Bo Xilai is due, more Chinese economic data, Iranian president comes to...

    21. August 13, 2013

      German utilities power ahead amid economic confidence boost

      German stocks were boosted after confidence in the eurozone’s biggest economy grew in August, according to one of its most...

    22. Material World

      August 6, 2013

      A surprise solution to the fashion week problem: the Copenhagen case study

      As fashion weeks proliferate around the world (I blame IMG, which alone owns 14 different fashion weeks from Milan to...

    23. August 5, 2013

      Bangladesh: Pinned back by politics

      More than three months after the Rana Plaza building near Dhaka collapsed in one the world’s worst industrial accidents, a...

    24. July 8, 2013

      Bangladesh factories face inspections after safety deal

      Bangladeshi factories making clothes for 70 mostly European multinationals will be inspected over the next nine months under...

    25. July 5, 2013

      Asos: riding high

      Can any company be worth 90 times earnings? UK-based online fashion retailer Asos is having a decent stab at proving it can....

    26. July 1, 2013

      H&M moves up on broker upgrade

      Gains for Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz set the trend for Europe’s equity markets as stocks consolidated their...

    27. June 27, 2013

      US to suspend Bangladesh trade privileges

      The Obama administration has decided to suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh, citing its poor labour standards after a...

    28. June 19, 2013

      Nokia jumps on Chinese bid talk

      Merger speculation in the telecommunications sector intensified with talk of bid interest from China for Finnish mobile...

    29. June 19, 2013

      H&M second-quarter profits miss analyst expectations

      Hennes & Mauritz’s earnings failed to meet analysts’ expectations as the Swedish fashion retailer blamed the strong krona...

    30. June 16, 2013

      The Week Ahead: June 17 – June 23

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    31. June 16, 2013

      The devastating cost of cheap outsourcing

      Retailers and their investors face a wake-up call as new findings flag up health and safety risks in the supply chain of...

    32. June 12, 2013

      Inditex: still in fashion?

      Let’s build the bear case for Inditex, the fashion retailer whose shares have more than trebled in the past five years....

    33. June 10, 2013

      Inditex figures may show that the ‘miracle’ is over

      Investors in Spain’s Inditex could be forgiven for having forgotten what bad news sounds like. While many of the Zara...

    34. May 29, 2013

      Swiss financial stocks fall on US tax fears

      Swiss financial stocks were among the biggest losers on pan-European indices on Wednesday even after the country’s...

    35. May 24, 2013

      Beckham’s next goal

      It has been a week since David Beckham stepped off the field for Paris Saint-Germain in the final game of his celebrated...

    36. May 22, 2013

      Bangladesh and the clothes on our backs

      On Friday, it will be a month since the collapse of Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza, which housed several clothing factories. More...

    37. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2013

      New York headlines

      *China: property prices rising (again) *Thai minister renews rate cut call after disappointing Q1 data * H&M rethinks...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2013

      London headlines

      *Iran hangs two men for spying for US and Israel * H&M rethinks sourcing policy in wake of Bangladesh disaster * Tunisian...

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