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    1. May 22, 2016

      Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

      Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire,...

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      April 28, 2016

      Royal London joins shareholder revolt at Schroders

      And that makes it five. Royal London is the latest investor to join the shareholder revolt over Michael Dobson’s...

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    1. Doing Business in Nice Côte d’Azur

      Broadband and international air links make possible new careers Perfume industry thr...
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    1. March 10, 2016

      Eurozone credit market surges on ECB policy unveiled

      Eurozone credit markets enjoyed their biggest rally in more than a year on Thursday after the European Central Bank...

    2. March 7, 2016

      Hermès AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

      Despite early warnings that events in Paris and the staggering world economy would dent the acceleration of growth at...

    3. 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...

    4. February 10, 2016

      Hermès cautions global slowdown is set to weigh heavily on sales

      Hermès has cautioned that deteriorating global conditions could push sales growth this year below its medium-term...

    5. January 10, 2016

      Movers & shakers: January 11

      • Two senior hires at Aviva Investors, the £263bn asset management arm of Aviva, the UK insurer. David Clayton joins as...

    6. December 7, 2015

      BT pulls pension mandate from Hermes

      Telecoms group BT has pulled an £8.4bn investment mandate from Hermes, the asset manager it owns, in an attempt to...

    7. December 5, 2015

      Investors bet on build-to-let for UK’s ‘generation rent’

      Institutional investors are preparing to pour up to £50bn into homes being built for the UK’s “generation rent” over...

    8. FT Alphaville

      November 12, 2015

      Rupee do: what is Wirecard buying?

      Wirecard, the German listed payments company, is to pay as much as €330m for a business which was barely involved in...

    9. September 11, 2015

      Hermès satisfies Birkin on farming crocodiles for bags

      The split over the Birkin bag is over — at least, Hermès has announced as much. The luxury goods group said it had...

    10. August 28, 2015

      Robust demand from China tourists in Japan brings cheer to Hermès

      Hermès International said operating profit rose 20 per cent in the first six months as Chinese tourists helped boost...

    11. August 10, 2015

      BT pension fund bets £1bn on private equity

      BT’s pension scheme, the largest in the UK’s private sector, has handed £1bn to Hermes to invest in private equity with...

    12. July 29, 2015

      Jane Birkin demands Hermès remove her name from crocodile bag

      British singer and actress Jane Birkin has demanded that her name be removed from one of luxury brand Hermès’ most...

    13. July 2, 2015

      Banker pay rebounds but only for a few

      Bank chief executives’ pay is rapidly returning to pre-crisis levels — but only if your name happens to be Jamie Dimon...

    14. June 14, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 15

      Lesley Williams is to become the first woman to chair the National Association of Pension Funds, which represents more...

    15. June 13, 2015

      Cross-collecting in Chelsea

      Masterpiece Royal Hospital Chelsea, LondonJune 25-July 1 masterpiecefair.com Masterpiece returns for its sixth edition...

    16. May 21, 2015

      Deutsche Bank reshuffle confirms Anshu Jain at heart of strategy

      Deutsche Bank has unveiled a wide-ranging management reshuffle as part of its effort to convince investors that it will...

    17. May 17, 2015

      Fund houses back the boss too often

      BlackRock, Aberdeen and Schroders are among six asset managers ShareAction, the investor rights charity, has accused of...

    18. March 27, 2015

      Luxury goods: differentiation rules

      Hermès enjoins the world to see 2015 with the eye of the flâneur, a kind of carefree social observer. That could also...

    19. March 19, 2015

      La Montre Hermès: watch collection was a decade in the making

      La Montre Hermès is the latest fine watchmaker to achieve “vertical integration” — bringing its supply chain in-house —...

    20. March 12, 2015

      Mulberry bags new chief executive

      Beleaguered British luxury brand Mulberry has appointed Thierry Andretta, one of the company’s independent...

    21. March 9, 2015

      Hermès — Paris Fashion Week AW15 show report

      The arrival of Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski at Hermès has been one of quiet but earnest anticipation: the French-born...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Eurostar sale raises £757m for Treasury

      The Treasury has sold its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service for £585m, almost twice the sum...

    23. February 12, 2015

      Birkin bag weathers luxury storms as Hermès forecasts sales slowdown

      Hermès has forecast a slowdown in sales this year as a result of a more complicated trading environment characterised...

    24. February 4, 2015

      LVMH: popping corks

      A day for champagne at LVMH. Sales of the fizzy stuff (and wine) rose 6 per cent last year, helping to cushion the blow...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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