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  1. June 10, 2014

    Uniqlo bids sayonara to Japan’s deflation

    If ever there were a poster child for consumer-price deflation in Japan it is Uniqlo, the huge low-cost clothing retailer...

  2. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2013

    For Uniqlo, EMs remain a bright spot

    Skinny jeans and toasty, dry undergarments are still selling in emerging markets it seems. Fast Retailing, the parent of...

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  1. September 20, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Tadashi Yanai

    At exactly 11.30am, Tadashi Yanai marches into the room and sticks out his hand. The richest man in Japan, worth $15.5bn...

  2. August 8, 2013

    Fast Retailing joins European pact on clothing factory safety

    Fast Retailing, the owner of the 1,000-store Uniqlo chain, has joined a European-led initiative to improve garment-factory...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2013

    Dr Vee: Indonesian mangaka [corrected]

    The surging popularity of the Japanese language and culture among young Indonesians, as reported in the FT, is good news for...

  4. July 12, 2013

    Uniqlo: coming to a location near you

    What’s in a name? Fast Retailing would have you believe a lot. The Japanese company behind the Uniqlo brand – famed for its...

  5. June 5, 2013

    Nikkei: not so fine

    The Nikkei 225 Average is now one bad day away from bear market territory at its recent rate of decline. The Topix,...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2013

    The Nikkei: a market abducted by retail

    Blame Bernanke, China or the BoJ but this Nikkei rout has apparently been led by the little guys. From the FT: Over the past...

  7. April 11, 2013

    Uniqlo: wearing it well

    Fast Retailing is a Japanese company in an almighty hurry. The clothes retailer, which owns the Uniqlo brand, announced on...

  8. April 10, 2013

    Uniqlo picks Shanghai for biggest store

    Uniqlo has chosen China, site of recent demonstrations against its home country Japan, to open its largest store later this...

  9. February 25, 2013

    S Korean grocers threaten Japan boycott

    South Korean grocers and corner shop owners have issued an ultimatum to Japan: end your claim to a disputed set of islands...

  10. February 5, 2013

    Stocks rebound after eurozone wobble

    Tuesday 21.05 GMT. Global stock markets rebounded after a wobbly start to the week, pushing the S&P 500 back above the 1500...

  11. January 10, 2013

    Fast Retailing finds Uniqlo fits all

    Fast Retailing forecast record net profits of Y87bn in the year to August, up from its previous forecast of Y84.5bn, as...

  12. December 14, 2012

    Warmer winters

    When the wind blows in from Siberia it’s easy to throw style out the window and bundle yourself up like some latter-day...

  13. November 30, 2012

    Fast Retailing to buy 80% stake in J Brand

    Japanese clothing group Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo brand, is paying $290m for an 80 per cent stake in US prestige...

  14. September 18, 2012

    Anti-Japan protests spread across China

    Tension between China and Japan over a group of disputed islands escalated on Tuesday as 11 Chinese patrol boats headed...

  15. August 19, 2012

    Anti-Japanese protests sweep China

    The biggest anti-Japan protests in seven years flared across China yesterday deepening a diplomatic crisis over disputed...

  16. April 13, 2012

    Japan steps towards nuclear restart

    Japan’s paralysed nuclear industry took a step toward resuming operations at dozens of idled power plants on Friday after a...

  17. April 13, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Tech difficulties

    It was a week for the tech geek. Two of the biggest – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – raised corporate...

  18. April 12, 2012

    Fast Retailing: not such Uniqlo-thes

    It looks like it is all in the name. Fast Retailing has enjoyed a very speedy rally indeed. And Uniqlo, the Japanese group’s...

  19. April 12, 2012

    Fast Retailing set for record sales

    Fast Retailing, the Japanese group, expects record full-year sales due to the strong performance of its Uniqlo stores, both...

  20. April 11, 2012

    Winners of Japan’s lost decade

    A decade lost to deflation has changed the landscape in Ginza, Tokyo’s premium shopping district. On the main street, a...

  21. April 6, 2012

    Colouring in

    It started with a pair of pale pink socks,” says City management accountant James Hartnett. “Then some baby blue cords and a...

  22. April 4, 2012

    Asia slides as hopes of US stimulus fade

    Asian stocks retreated after the latest US Federal Open Market Committee minutes damped expectations of more monetary...

  23. March 16, 2012

    Altered images

    Tokyo’s Harajuku district is best-known for cosplayers (adolescents dressed as animation characters) and teenagers in gothic...

  24. March 13, 2012

    LVMH appoints new Givenchy CEO

    Givenchy, the French fashion house owned by LVMH, has announced a new chief executive officer poached from Italian arch...

  25. February 16, 2012

    Yunus expands joint venture companies

    Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of microlending for the poor, is rapidly expanding his joint venture companies with global...

  26. December 15, 2011

    Ile-de-France: Paris basin retains its pulling power

    The reappearance of Marks and Spencer on the Champs Elysées after a 10-year absence has caused quite a stir in the past few...

  27. beyondbrics

    November 30, 2011

    Hong Kong: still the great mall of China

    Is Hong Kong losing its allure as a launching pad for foreign brands looking to tap into the Chinese market? The decision by...

  28. October 14, 2011

    Gap to close 21% of its US stores

    Gap, the US clothing retailer, has said it will close 21 per cent of its US stores in the next two years and triple its...

  29. October 13, 2011

    Alibaba hit by internet protest

    Alibaba Group has triggered a vast internet protest of small online vendors by introducing steep fee increases on its...

  30. September 26, 2011

    Specifications for the way we live now

    As the fashion pack leaves Milan for the start of the Paris shows on Tuesday, one designer will go with them: Alessandra...

  31. September 16, 2011

    Esprit shares dive after analysts’ downgrade

    Shares in Esprit plunged on Friday after analysts downgraded its stock following a 98 per cent drop in full-year net profit,...

  32. September 14, 2011

    Esprit looks to China to lift its spirits

    Esprit, the Hong Kong-listed fashion brand that has suffered a distinct absence of joie de vivre in recent years, is turning...

  33. September 13, 2011

    Accor to rebrand economy hotels

    Accor is to rebrand its economy hotels, Denis Hennequin, chairman and chief executive, told the Financial Times, as Europe’s...

  34. May 9, 2011

    Nuclear fears cast shadow over Nikkei

    Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 remained under pressure on Monday after returning worries about the safety of Japan’s nuclear...

  35. April 17, 2011

    Cheap chic lifts Fifth Avenue’s fortunes

    Foreign retailers of “cheap chic” are colonising New York’s Fifth Avenue as the shopping street that was once a symbol of...

  36. January 28, 2011

    High-tech textiles

    Designer Manel Torres applies Fabrican, the world’s first spray-on garment, to a model Reflective, dissolving, electric,...

  37. December 30, 2010

    Disposable dilemma

    Times tough? No problem: in your closet is a source of income. With dozens of auction sites online, it’s never been easier...

  38. December 10, 2010

    ‘Social business’ model will help Bangladesh’s poor

    From Ms Lamiya Morshed. Sir, We are writing with regard to your report “Bangladesh joins microfinance backlash” (FT.com...

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