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    Bondholders’ rights and returns diluted

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  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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....

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. August 31, 2012

    Hermès raises profit and revenue targets

    Hermès International raised its annual targets on sales and profitability after the French luxury goods company reported...

  28. July 19, 2012

    China’s appetite for luxury unsated

    Chinese consumers are still spending heavily on luxury silk scarves, expensive handbags and French brandy despite slowing...

  29. July 15, 2012

    Passionate advocate of the post-crisis PE model

    While the financial crisis was catastrophic for markets in publicly traded stocks, it was equally unkind to private markets,...

  30. July 11, 2012

    Getinge gains on emerging market exposure

    Prospects for stronger sales growth from markets outside of Europe and North America lifted shares in Getinge , the Swedish...

  31. July 6, 2012

    Liberté, egalité ... transparency?

    Slideshow: Paris menswear Just as David Cameron’s Conservatives are hardly cosying up to Europe, so there was a certain...

  32. June 15, 2012

    Power dressing: Alejandro Ramírez

    Alejandro Ramírez, 41, is chairman of B20 2012 (a business summit in Mexico and part of the G20) and chief executive of...

  33. May 30, 2012

    Luxury French brands hit back at fakes

    The French luxury goods industry on Wednesday launched an advertising campaign against “the scourge” of counterfeits, which...

  34. May 29, 2012

    Axel Dumas named as Hermès chief

    Hermès International is to appoint Axel Dumas to succeed Patrick Thomas as chief executive of the Paris-based maker of silk...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2012

    The week ahead, May 28-June 3

    Plenty of important meetings and results this week. ExxonMobil, Chevron, Lukoil, Repsol and Tullow Oil all hold shareholder...

  36. May 3, 2012

    LVMH acquires Les Tanneries Roux

    LVMH has announced the acquisition of Les Tanneries Roux, a quality leather products manufacturer, in a move that has...

  37. May 3, 2012

    Hermès warns of difficult year ahead

    Hermès, the silk scarves and Birkin handbag group, struck an unusually pessimistic note in the luxury goods industry,...

  38. April 23, 2012

    Investors challenge Deutsche Bank board

    Deutsche Bank’s non-executive board is facing a protest from an influential activist investor over its pay policies and...

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