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  1. November 2, 2014

    Big business in quest for a standard to rally on EU membership

    The Duke of Wellington said of his troops “I don’t know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God they...

  2. October 29, 2014

    FTSE retailers hit by Next profit warning

    Fashion retailers were out of vogue with London investors on Wednesday after one of the high street’s biggest names cut its...

  1. October 29, 2014

    Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

    The Bank of England has been quizzing insurers on how climate change affects them. It should have asked Next instead. Here,...

  2. October 29, 2014

    Next cuts profit forecasts after warm weather

    Next, one of Britain’s most successful retailers, has warned that profits for the full year will be lower, after unusually...

  3. October 17, 2014

    Next writes the rulebook on share buybacks

    The share buyback, that process of paying some shareholders to go away at the expense of those who remain, is getting a...

  4. September 30, 2014

    Warm weather gives Next profits a chill

    Next has unsettled investors in high-street retailers, with a warning that unseasonably warm autumn weather may hit its...

  5. September 11, 2014

    Next reaps benefit of risk-taking as sales and profits rise

    Next hailed its willingness to take “fashion risk”, and the gathering momentum in its high street stores, as first-half...

  6. September 11, 2014

    Support for No campaign in Scots poll holds up

    Support for the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK is holding up as the number of undecided voters falls sharply with less...

  7. July 29, 2014

    Next lifts retail sector with upbeat profit guidance

    Retail stocks made progress on Tuesday after upbeat numbers from fashion retailer Next lifted the sector, although one of...

  8. July 29, 2014

    Next raises profit guidance as sun shines

    Shares in Next rallied more than 2.5 per cent in early morning trading on Tuesday as the fashion retailer reported...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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....

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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....

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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