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    1. December 12, 2014

      Kering and Gucci: Pinault noir

      There is no room for emotion in luxury, whatever the adverts suggest. It may be a fortnight before Christmas but Kering, led...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Gucci slowdown holds back Kering growth

      Sales at luxury brand Gucci were weaker than expected during the third quarter, dragging down otherwise resilient revenue...

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    1. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

      Seven success stories are honoured in this year’s awards...
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    1. August 13, 2014

      Golf needs more young people to get interested and involved

      As Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler teed off in the last group of the Open Championship in July, golf’s future looked in safe...

    2. June 27, 2014

      Nike takes on Adidas in Brazil World Cup

      Germany versus the US in Thursday’s World Cup clash could have been a proxy for football’s biggest commercial battle this...

    3. Business Blog

      June 15, 2014

      Managers wanted: must understand robots and humans

      Outsiders have been marvelling at the uncanny skills of robots for decades. In 1978, commentators on the FT’s “Technical...

    4. May 15, 2014

      Upwardly mobile - pop-up stores rise to retail challenge

      Standing inside a converted shipping container, Paul Hurley, the founder of Dum Dums Donutterie, talks customers through his...

    5. May 14, 2014

      Puma revenues dip as currency effects take their toll

      Puma, the German sportswear company, revealed a dip in revenues in the first quarter of the year with Asia hit particularly...

    6. April 24, 2014

      Chinese factory told to reimburse striking workers

      A local government in China has determined that the world’s largest manufacturer of sports shoes which supplies Adidas and...

    7. April 14, 2014

      How Sports Direct won a place in the premier league of retail

      Sports Direct has no official outpost in Verbier. But most weeks in winter, Mike Ashley, the sporting goods retailer’s...

    8. March 20, 2014

      Nike shares slip on 2015 growth forecast

      Currency headwinds, widening margins and cautious guidance for future growth triggered a 4 per cent slip in Nike shares...

    9. February 21, 2014

      Kering: marque of trouble

      Kering – the luxury goods group formerly known as PPR in case you’ve forgotten – likes to tell the world that its new name...

    10. February 21, 2014

      Kering profits slip on restructuring charges

      Kering, the luxury and lifestyle group, said deep restructuring charges and weaker sales at its flagship Gucci brand...

    11. February 20, 2014

      Puma sales worse than expected as brand tackles global image

      Puma, the German sportswear company, aims to position itself to global consumers as the “fastest sportswear brand in the...

    12. January 27, 2014

      Arsenal secures five-year kit deal with Puma

      Arsenal secured its biggest ever commercial deal by agreeing a five-year kit agreement with German sportswear company Puma....

    13. January 4, 2014

      Cambodia protesters call off rally after bloody crackdown

      PHNOM PENH, Jan 4 – Anti-government demonstrators said on Saturday they had called off a mass rally they had planned to...

    14. November 8, 2013

      Puma issues profit warning as it struggles with turnround

      Puma, the German sportswear company, has issued a profit warning and said that earnings would be “significantly below” those...

    15. July 25, 2013

      Luxury goods sales at France’s LVMH rise 6%

      LVMH, the French luxury group, said on Thursday that solid demand for its fashion and leather goods and wines and spirits...

    16. June 23, 2013

      ‘Green’ bookkeeping shows hidden cost of business as usual

      In 2010, Puma pioneered a new form of corporate reporting. The German sportswear company produced an environmental profit...

    17. June 16, 2013

      Luxury goods group PPR to spin off Fnac books chain

      Fnac, the high street music and books chain, will take on a new life as an independent company when it lists on the Paris...

    18. May 14, 2013

      Puma warns on sales and profits

      Puma underlined the challenge facing its incoming chief executive with a sales and profit warning after net earnings at the...

    19. April 18, 2013

      Puma poaches Pandora chief for top job

      Puma has lured Bjorn Gulden from Danish jewellery maker Pandora to take over as chief executive as the German sports goods...

    20. March 22, 2013

      PPR completes makeover with rebrand

      It may sound like a cross between a kipper and a herring, but ‘Kering’ is the new name that has been chosen for the owner of...

    21. March 15, 2013

      Cars enter the fashion world

      With the Formula One season getting under way in Australia this weekend, the focus has been on the cars and race times, not...

    22. February 28, 2013

      PPR races to keep sports in the running

      When Jean-François Palus was 12 years old, his father gave his sporty son his first pair of much cherished Puma rugby boots....

    23. February 15, 2013

      PPR: buyer beware chairman

      Was it the Citi note pointing to PPR as a possible takeover target? Was it the forecast-beating full-year results? Does it...

    24. February 15, 2013

      PPR shift to luxury near completion

      France’s PPR said that the group’s lengthy transformation from a retail conglomerate to one focused on two core businesses...

    25. beyondbrics

      December 21, 2012

      Vale - bearer of bad Q4 tidings

      This week just keeps getting worse for Vale. After warning shareholders on Wednesday of unexpected tax charges of $448m, the...

    26. December 20, 2012

      Adidas soaks up punches to bring success

      Here, in no particular order, are six ingredients of success in top-level sport – natural talent, hard work, luck, inferior...

    27. December 18, 2012

      Trafigura’s Puma IPO slated for 2014

      Any banker salivating over the prospect of handling a spin-off from commodities trading giant Trafigura might have to wait...

    28. December 13, 2012

      PPR chief dismisses China slowdown fears

      The scorching growth of the luxury sector might be cooling off a touch, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to...

    29. December 12, 2012

      Puma chief quits amid slower sales

      Puma is parting company with its chief executive of less than two years as owner PPR, the French retail group, implements a...

    30. October 25, 2012

      Luxury sales growth slows for PPR in Asia

      PPR, the French group that includes Gucci and Yves St Laurent, reported a slowing rate of sales growth for its luxury goods...

    31. October 24, 2012

      Puma weighs fresh cuts in fitness fight

      Puma is considering more short-term cost cuts in a fresh sign of the sports goods maker’s struggle for fitness amid the...

    32. October 23, 2012

      Luxury industry movers and shakers

      The lowdown: Beleaguered French luxury brand Cacharel has dismissed its chief executive of less than a year Pascal...

    33. October 8, 2012

      PPR explores spin-off of Fnac

      PPR is poised to announce that it is exploring a spin-off of Fnac, signalling a dearth of buyers for the books and music...

    34. October 8, 2012

      Puma pushes case for green shoes

      Puma has called for an end to what it says are “antiquated” and outdated import duties on synthetic materials that make it...

    35. October 4, 2012

      PPR nears sale of Redcats catalogue arm

      PPR is to announce the sale of all or part of its Redcats catalogue business before the end of the month, moving closer to...

    36. July 26, 2012

      Emerging markets buy into luxury

      Emerging market appetites for high-end handbags, fashionwear, champagne and cognac appeared to be holding up in the first...

    37. Material World

      July 26, 2012

      What should PPR do with its windfall?

      Even before its results announcement today, PPR had made some news: it was proceeding apace with its plan to dispose of...

    38. July 20, 2012

      Winning looks

       Great Britain: Stella McCartney and Adidas Imagine the pressure of designing the host nation’s Olympic kit, and the shame...

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