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  1. April 30, 2014

    Next adds fuel to profit expectations

    Next, the high street clothes retailer, said profits this year would be higher than forecast just a month ago after a strong...

  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...

  1. March 20, 2014

    The Next big thing

    As fashion chief executives go, Simon Wolfson of Next is techie rather than theatrical. But even this least flamboyant of...

  2. March 20, 2014

    Next CEO says economy on brink of ‘sustainable’ recovery

    The British economy is on the cusp of a meaningful recovery, declared Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, as the fashion...

  3. March 19, 2014

    Partnership must show it still has a role

    JB Priestley had a neat line in plays that play around with the concept of time. Partnership Assurance, the annuities...

  4. January 10, 2014

    Study the Next handbook on share buybacks

    So dazzled were we at the trading figures from Next last week, that few noticed another instalment in Simon Wolfson’s share...

  5. January 3, 2014

    Next profits expected to overtake M&S for the first time

    Profits at Next are expected to overtake those of rival Marks and Spencer for the first time this year, after the fashion...

  6. November 8, 2013

    The real kings of shareholder value

    Investors often see the term “shareholder value” bandied about. Company managers are very fond of using it. But what exactly...

  7. October 30, 2013

    Next overcomes volatile trading to raise sales

    Next raised its forecast of full-year pre-tax profit on Wednesday despite volatile trading over the past few months. The...

  8. October 25, 2013

    Boardroom trades October 26

    Profit taking was in evidence this week as the FTSE 100 crept towards the 10-year highs it reached in May. Even retail...

  9. September 13, 2013

    Bank of England to hold talks as fears of housing boom rise

    The Bank of England will next week meet to discuss growing concerns about a new property bubble amid mounting pressure for...

  10. September 12, 2013

    Next chief warns of house price bubble

    Next, the clothing retailer led by Conservative peer Lord Wolfson, has told its shareholders that government support for new...

  11. September 10, 2013

    UK small caps enjoy summer hot streak

    A rare spell of sunshine appears to have worked wonders in the UK economy this summer. After a disappointing recovery from...

  12. August 30, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Regus (RGU) Regus is riding the flexible working wave and its expansion prospects, underpinned by established centres...

  13. August 27, 2013

    British Airways owner hit by jet fuel climb

    British Airways owner IAG , this year’s top-performing FTSE 100 stock, led the London market lower as rising fuel costs led...

  14. August 12, 2013

    Clumsy intervention in the raw politics of immigration

    Ed Miliband was once criticised for refusing to name which companies he believed were examples of predatory capitalism....

  15. August 11, 2013

    Labour to accuse employers of trafficking workers

    Tesco and Next have hit out against Labour party claims that they exemplify a breed of “unscrupulous” employers who exploit...

  16. August 7, 2013

    M&S slows clothing sales decline

    The decline in clothing sales at Marks and Spencer slowed in July, according to the latest industry data. Clothing sales...

  17. July 31, 2013

    Competition fears weigh on Admiral

    Admiral lagged behind a rising London market on competition fears. Admiral slipped from a two-year high as investors picked...

  18. July 30, 2013

    Next raises forecast despite swings in British shopping habits

    Next raised its full-year profit forecast by £10m, despite severe swings in shopping habits making it harder to read...

  19. June 28, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Trifast (TRI) More savings and fatter profits are tipped to drive further growth this year, but the shares trade on...

  20. 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....

  21. May 24, 2013

    Next out of favour as FTSE slips from high

    Next was out of favour on Friday as the FTSE 100 drifted further from its 12-year high. Morgan Stanley turned cautious on...

  22. May 9, 2013

    ITV rises on regulation hopes as FTSE 100 gains

    Hopes of looser regulation helped lift ITV on Wednesday as the London market held at a five-year high. ITV rose 3.3 per cent...

  23. May 8, 2013

    Next chief warns of inflationary pressures on clothing sales

    Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, warned that the squeeze on consumer spending could continue for at least the next 18...

  24. April 28, 2013

    Retailers struggle to account for sales channels

    One customer browses in a shop, goes home and makes a purchase online. Another buys through a retailer’s website and then...

  25. April 16, 2013

    Next staff to share chief’s £2.4m bonus

    Lord Wolfson, the chief executive of Next, has forfeited a £2.4m long-term incentive award, with the payment to be...

  26. March 21, 2013

    Lombard: Peace pays a humbling price

    In describing sanctions busting by Standard Chartered as “clerical errors”, Sir John Peace has joined the ranks of great...

  27. March 21, 2013

    Next pledges to fight planning obstacles

    Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, launched a stinging attack on town councils blocking new shops, as the fashion...

  28. March 4, 2013

    Debenhams: investors get a chill

    You know when things are not going to plan when a clothes retailer blames weak performance on snow. Yet out of the blue on...

  29. January 22, 2013

    Tate & Lyle rises to five-year high

    Tate & Lyle hit a five-year high on Tuesday as analysts argued that its transformation into a specialist ingredients maker...

  30. January 18, 2013

    Flurry of closures chills the high street

    It was the 10 days that shook the high street. Since January 9, a tumultuous period for the UK retail sector has seen HMV,...

  31. January 4, 2013

    When share buybacks can make sense

    Companies that buy in their own shares are, as the saying goes, paying some shareholders to go away at the expense of those...

  32. January 3, 2013

    Click-and-collect beats stand-and-deliver

    Like a turkey-and-trimmings dinner, a surge in online retailing has become a popular custom over the festive season....

  33. January 3, 2013

    Winning Christmas period buoys Next

    Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, predicted that the mood of consumers would remain subdued this year as he delivered...

  34. December 27, 2012

    High street jitters drag FTSE 100 down

    Weaker high street stocks stood out in a FTSE 100 that lacked a clear direction as London’s main index fumbled a chance to...

  35. December 26, 2012

    Boxing Day sales: Shoppers break records

    After a temporary morning lull brought on by the Tube strike, Oxford Street bustled with activity as shoppers scrambled over...

  36. October 31, 2012

    Consumer confidence improving, says Next

    Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next, said he believed consumer confidence was gradually improving, as sales growth at the...

  37. October 4, 2012

    Tesco falls on doubts over turnround

    Tesco led the London market lower on Thursday on renewed fears that its turnround was off track. Interim results on...

  38. September 14, 2012

    UK groups spark fears of consumer downturn

    Fresh fears of a consumer downturn were raised this week, as Burberry warned on profits and Next reported that trading over...

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