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    1. November 6, 2014

      Hermès boosts sales despite China slowdown

      Hermès showed resilience in the face of the slowdown in global luxury as it posted double-digit sales growth during the...

    2. October 31, 2014

      US factors in a correction as prices begin to fall

      When is a bubble not a bubble? The question is prompted by recent suggestions that high-yield bond markets are showing some...

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    1. October 3, 2014

      Trends from Paris Fashion Week

      Ever increasing circles Circles of all sizes appeared at the shows – in micro dots, eyelet details (Chloe), lacy...

    2. September 26, 2014

      Maison Hermès opens in Shanghai

      Think of the luxury market in China these days, and the chances are that you would expect the world’s leading brands to be...

    3. September 19, 2014

      China luxury: diamonds in the rough

      Diamonds are forever, and the Chinese like to plan long term. This week, De Beers said 2013 was a record year for diamond...

    4. September 16, 2014

      Hermès takes the long view of its position in China

      Hermès is all about the long view. It takes a long time to train its craftsmen. It has a long waiting list for its Birkin...

    5. September 4, 2014

      Economists react to ECB rate cut

      The European Central Bank has gone further than was expected in its attempt to counter the threat of stagnation across the...

    6. September 3, 2014

      Q&A: Hermès, LVMH and the war of the handbags

      Peace has broken out in a war of the handbags that followed LVMH’s stake building in rival Hermès. Here is a guide to one of...

    7. September 3, 2014

      LVMH and Hermès: best of friends

      Time to clap along with Pharrell Williams – everybody is, at last, happy. Peace has broken out in the tense and rarefied...

    8. September 3, 2014

      LVMH and Hermès strike peace deal to end handbag war

      LVMH has given up the fight for Hermès, ending a bitter four-year battle between the luxury industry’s Goliath and its...

    9. April 29, 2014

      Hermès bags better than expected results

      Hermès, the French luxury goods maker, reported strong sales during the first three months of the year, outperforming market...

    10. April 24, 2014

      Investors starting to look at commodities again

      After several tough years, investors are once again starting to warm to commodities. That is the view of one of the sector’s...

    11. March 23, 2014

      Bondholders’ rights and returns diluted

      Could the days of equity-like returns from high-yield bonds be over? Recent modifications to the terms of issue may...

    12. 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...

    13. March 20, 2014

      Hermès profits rise in the face of softening market

      Hermès said that profitability at the French luxury goods group would shrink this year as a weak Japanese yen dragged down...

    14. March 4, 2014

      Hermès counts on Axel Dumas to guard family business

      Hermès is back under family control, at least when it comes to chief executives. Last month, sixth-generation Axel Dumas...

    15. March 2, 2014

      Movers & shakers: March 3

      ● Tony Fenner-Leitão has resigned as chief executive of Winton Capital, the $25bn hedge fund, after deciding to relocate for...

    16. January 15, 2014

      Burberry: getting noisy

      Luxury brands are meant to exude an air of cool, considered, unruffled sophistication. Burberry’s shares do just the...

    17. November 6, 2013

      Hermès raises full-year revenue forecast

      Hermès, the French luxury goods company, raised its full-year revenue forecast as sales in the three months to the end of...

    18. August 30, 2013

      European luxury groups defy slowdown fears

      European luxury goods groups shrugged off fears of a slowdown as top brands Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo and Brunello...

    19. August 23, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Cineworld Group (CINE) With rising admissions and higher spend per customer, Cineworld ticks all the right boxes,...

    20. August 16, 2013

      Step out in Mediterranean sandals

      From catwalks to urban sidewalks, the Mediterranean sandal, with its artisanal feel, vegetable tanned leather and stitched...

    21. July 18, 2013

      Publicis and Hermes boost European stocks

      European equity market gains were helped by earnings results with strong second-quarter showings for Publicis Group, the...

    22. July 18, 2013

      Hermès bolstered by rising sales across markets

      Hermès, the French luxury goods company, said strong growth in all of its main markets helped boost second-quarter sales 16...

    23. June 19, 2013

      Hermès challenges LVMH’s ‘illicit’ stakebuilding

      Hermès International, the Paris-based luxury goods group, has stepped up the pressure on LVMH, its unwelcome shareholder, by...

    24. June 5, 2013

      Hermès and LVMH: best of enemies

      The handbag wars are growing nastier by the day. The story so far: French luxury goods group LVMH has built up a 22 per cent...

    25. June 4, 2013

      Incoming Hermès chief Axel Dumas rounds on LVMH

      Axel Dumas, who is set to head luxury goods group Hermès, vowed to take the fight against rival LVMH into the next...

    26. May 30, 2013

      France’s battle of the luxury handbag groups comes to a head

      The bitter battle between France’s two most famous luxury handbag groups will spill out into the public domain for the first...

    27. Material World

      May 24, 2013

      Making sense of 'accessible' luxury

      Getty Images The other day I was talking to Geraldo da Conceicao, Sonia Rykiel’s new creative director, about his plans for...

    28. May 23, 2013

      A luxury house takes its artisans on a global tour

      Two days ago the Saatchi gallery on King’s Road, London threw open its doors and enormous,white-walled space to a new show....

    29. May 19, 2013

      Leaked report points to LVMH secret operation on Hermès

      LVMH, the luxury goods company headed by Bernard Arnault, undertook a secret operation to build its controversial stake in...

    30. April 22, 2013

      Hermès rides global luxury boom

      Spending by Hermès’ affluent customers pushed sales up by 13 per cent in the first quarter, but growth slowed in the core...

    31. March 21, 2013

      Hermès sales in China rise 30%

      Hermès International has entered an “offensive phase” against LVMH, aimed at forcing its much bigger luxury goods rival,...

    32. beyondbrics

      March 17, 2013

      Week ahead, March 18 – 22

      A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics, featuring: central bank meetings in South Africa and India; Nigeria inflation...

    33. November 30, 2012

      Luxury goods – mind the valuation gap

      Is it worth it? Is it really worth it? Yes, the material used in that handbag/scarf/pair of shoes might be that little bit...

    34. November 8, 2012

      Hermès sees no slowdown as sales rise 24%

      Hermès International shrugged off worries over slowing Asian economies, saying trading remained strong in the region and...

    35. October 18, 2012

      China fears take toll on luxury groups

      Worries about demand for luxury goods in China knocked sentiment towards the sector in Europe on Thursday, even as growth...

    36. October 11, 2012

      Burberry warns retail sales growth flat

      Burberry Group warned of a squeeze on aspirational luxury shoppers as its retail sales growth ground to a near halt in the...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 11, 2012

      Burberry: chill winds from China, as well as from the US and Europe

      embed1 Is the boom in luxury goods sales, in which Chinese shoppers have played such a central role, now flagging? Burberry...

    38. September 4, 2012

      Hermès and LVMH dispute escalates

      The long-running dispute between two of France’s best-known luxury houses picked up steam on Tuesday after Hermès filed a...

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