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    1. October 31, 2014

      Apple Watch starts countdown on face off with Swiss industry

      Forty years ago, the Swiss watch industry nearly died. The advent of Japanese quartz watches, cheaper and more accurate than...

    2. FT Tech Hub

      September 30, 2014

      Apple Watch pops up at Paris Fashion Week

      Apple is making a big splash in Europe this week. On the same day the European Commission published the initial findings of...

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    1. September 29, 2014

      London’s polarised retail scene

      On London’s Oxford Street, close to the junction with Tottenham Court Road, Primark is teeming with customers. Cash-strapped...

    2. September 5, 2014

      Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team

      Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team Marc Newson, an award-winning Australian designer, has joined Apple’s design team, in...

    3. July 28, 2014

      LinkedIn boss is wrong about poaching rivals’ employees

      In the 1970s you could buy a hippy-ish poster of a bird flying towards a lurid sunset, with the maxim: “If you love...

    4. July 10, 2014

      Swann finds sweet spot at SSP

      Not so much Upper Crust as upper quartile. Float documents from SSP, which sells sandwiches and snacks to rail and air...

    5. July 6, 2014

      Burberry faces revolt over £20m pay deal for chief executive

      Burberry is facing a shareholder revolt over a £20m pay deal for its controversial chief executive Christopher Bailey. The...

    6. FT Tech Hub

      June 24, 2014

      Angela Ahrendts' touchy-feely arrival at Apple

      It’s not every day an Apple executive gets personal. That makes Angela Ahrendts’ first public comments since starting at the...

    7. June 1, 2014

      The politics of pay pervades the boardroom

      The highly talented Angela Ahrendts, who turned round the fortunes of Burberry, the British luxury group, recently quit her...

    8. May 21, 2014

      Burberry’s Bloomsbury groupies must split roles clearly

      You would have thought a bloke with a £440,000 clothing allowance could run to a tie for the annual results. But Christopher...

    9. May 9, 2014

      Bold Beats move marks break with Apple’s past

      Beats slideshow When Tim Cook said last week that Apple was “on the prowl” for acquisitions, few observers would have...

    10. May 6, 2014

      Apple’s Angela Ahrendts in line for $68m payday

      Apple has welcomed its long-awaited new retail chief Angela Ahrendts with a stock grant worth up to $68m. Ms Ahrendts left...

    11. Material World

      May 1, 2014

      The Burberry transition just happened – did you notice?

        Getty Images This morning a very tiny, excessively bland announcement came out from Horseferry House announcing that the...

    12. Material World

      April 16, 2014

      What's behind the Oscar de la Renta search rumours

        Getty Images And this is how a fashion rumour gets started. A few days ago Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip column,...

    13. April 16, 2014

      Burberry rises on Chinese sales

      Burberry’s strategy in China has paid off and helped sales at the British luxury goods group rise by almost a fifth in the...

    14. February 10, 2014

      ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

      Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

    15. Material World

      January 30, 2014

      The most creative business people in fashion: guess who!

      Getty Images Oh, yay! Another list! The Fast Company 1000 is out, a list of the 1,000 “most creative people in business”,...

    16. January 17, 2014

      Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20%

      The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20 per cent for the first time, raising hopes that the UK government’s...

    17. Material World

      January 8, 2014

      Stacey Cartwright to Harvey Nichols: two industry trends at one blow

      Getty Images So the rumours were true, and Stacey Cartwright, the ex-Burberry CFO who left that brand last February, has...

    18. January 5, 2014

      Gongs for guff that reach new levels of flannel

      Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or...

    19. December 27, 2013

      Openings for women in the boardroom

      What do Glencore Xstrata, the London Stock Exchange and Antofagasta have in common? They are the three FTSE 100 companies...

    20. December 15, 2013

      Time lost to blow-dries makes hair a feminist issue

      Last week I discovered that I am a feminist, after all. Until then I had thought that women who did professional jobs were a...

    21. December 13, 2013

      What fashion adds to the tech world

      Pity the poor fashion editor. Life is so confusing these days. Half the time I am wading through Christmas presents and...

    22. December 12, 2013

      Angela Ahrendts

      In hindsight, it’s amazing that no one saw it coming. After all, Angela Ahrendts, the soon-to-be-former chief executive of...

    23. December 10, 2013

      Women stuck in corporate slow lane as men dominate race to top

      A man who starts his career with a FTSE 100 company is four and a half times more likely to reach the executive committee...

    24. November 22, 2013

      Why women prefer fixed-price cars

      Angela Ahrendts is about to leave Burberry; Liv Garfield is soon to run Severn Trent; the privatised Royal Mail may soon...

    25. November 18, 2013

      Severn Trent poaches BT executive for CEO

      Severn Trent is to become one of only three FTSE 100 companies with a female boss after announcing that Liv Garfield would...

    26. November 17, 2013

      MBA gender gap: tackling the imbalance

      Business schools worldwide are increasing their efforts to attract women to their management education programmes in...

    27. November 14, 2013

      Burberry first-half revenues pass £1bn for first time

      Burberry sought to ease fears over whether Christopher Bailey can successfully hold the roles of both chief creative officer...

    28. October 18, 2013

      Burberry says new chief Bailey will be ‘unconventional’

      Christopher Bailey will be an “unconventional” chief executive of Burberry, the luxury goods group has told investors, as it...

    29. October 16, 2013

      The control freak formula at Apple and Burberry

      To tour the Burberry flagship store on London’s Regent Street – with its beautifully stacked clothes, its “magic mirrors”...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Scott Skyrm on technical default, Treasurys, and repo. - Jamie Dimon and “people who matter”. -...

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      October 15, 2013

      Ahrendts switch: Burberry's emerging markets pedigree is what Apple is missing

      A Burberry mask, but not an iPhone As Angela Ahrendts “transitions” from Burberry to Apple, giving shares in the fashion...

    32. Material World

      October 15, 2013

      Burberry shake-up will change fashion industry

      Getty Images Told you I would come out of sabbatical for industry-shaking news. Well, Tuesday’s announcement that Burberry...

    33. Business Blog

      October 15, 2013

      I fear for Angela Ahrendts at Apple

      Two years ago, I awarded Angela Ahrendts a prize. The chief executive of Burberry, I thought, should be honoured for her...

    34. Business Blog

      October 15, 2013

      Angela Ahrendts achieves triple-A status at Apple

      The appointment of Angela Ahrendts, chief executive of Burberry, to manage Apple’s retail operations is intriguing in many...

    35. October 15, 2013

      Rio Tinto helps lift FTSE 100 miners

      Burberry shares fell sharply on Tuesday after the company announced the departure of chief executive Angela Ahrendts. Ms...

    36. October 15, 2013

      British wunderkind takes helm at Burberry

      Even by the fashion’s industry’s standards, Christopher Bailey has seen a startlingly rapid rise to the top at a young age....

    37. October 15, 2013

      Christopher Bailey to head Burberry as Angela Ahrendts joins Apple

      Apple has turned to Angela Ahrendts, the chief executive of Burberry and one of the most powerful women in fashion, to fill...

    38. July 12, 2013

      British beauty means business

      For an industry that is based on building confidence, the British beauty business has always suffered from low self-esteem....

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