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  1. January 11, 2013

    All that glisters is not gold

    Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this Christmas it looks like she had to make do with something more “affordable”....

  2. December 9, 2010

    Gold jewellery loses glister as prices surge

    The UK’s Royal Mint is as busy as it has ever been in its 1,000-year history. Sales of the popular gold sovereign coin have...

  1. June 8, 2010

    WH Smith appoints new chairman

    Walker Boyd, the former finance director of Signet Group, is to become non-executive chairman of WH Smith, the newsagent and...

  2. November 25, 2009

    Signet narrows third-quarter losses

    Signet, the world’s biggest specialist jewellery retailer, has narrowed its third-quarter losses in spite of the continuing...

  3. November 6, 2009

    Signet remains wary

    The fall in sales at Signet may have slowed in the third quarter, but the world’s biggest specialist jeweller said its...

  4. May 7, 2009

    Signet sales decline on consumers’ caution

    Signet, the jewellery group that owns H Samuel in the UK and Kay in the US, has seen a decline in first-quarter sales as...

  5. March 25, 2009

    Signet benefits as jeweller rivals fail

    Signet, the jewellery group that owns Kay in the US and H Samuel in the UK, says it is outperforming its more upmarket...

  6. March 23, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    UK TODAY * Investors will only be focusing on one thing when Alizyme reports its annual results: news of licensing deals,...

  7. March 19, 2009

    Signet’s debt terms eased

    Signet, the world’s biggest jewellery retailer, has persuaded its banks to relax the terms of its debt in exchange for...

  8. January 9, 2009

    Signet dims

    Signet, the world's largest jeweller, reported a fall in sales and warned of US closures as shoppers on both sides of the...

  9. November 7, 2008

    Signet suffers as shoppers tighten belts

    Shoppers on both sides of the Atlantic are reining in spending on jewellery, according to Signet, whose UK and US chains...

  10. November 7, 2008

    Signet suffers as shoppers tighten belts

    Shoppers on both sides of the Atlantic are reining in spending on jewellery, according to Signet, whose UK and US chains...

  11. August 8, 2008

    US is lacking sparkle at Signet

    Signet, the world's biggest jewellery retailer, endured a worse performance at its Kay and Jared chains in the US while...

  12. May 10, 2008

    Playing it cool in the jeweller's love affair

    Can a price be put on romance? Apparently, if Signet's performance is anything to go by. Sales at the world's largest...

  13. April 10, 2008

    Hard times see Signet lose ring of confidence

    The retail jewellery market is at its toughest since 1991, Terry Burman, Signet’s long-serving chief executive, said on...

  14. April 10, 2008

    Tough times see Signet lose ring of confidence

    The retail jewellery market is at its toughest since 1991, Terry Burman, Signet's long-serving chief executive, said...

  15. February 8, 2008

    Signet sales hit by difficult US conditions

    Signet’s fourth-quarter sales fell 6.7 per cent on weak consumer demand in the US, where it described trading conditions as...

  16. February 5, 2008

    Freud’s Law and the angry English

    Are you feeling angry? According to one of the newest ambassadors at the Court of St James’s, you are. This new observer...

  17. January 11, 2008

    Signet loses lustre in Christmas trade

    Signet, the world's biggest jeweller, became the latest retailer to report lacklustre Christmas trading with sales falling...

  18. January 10, 2008

    Signet cuts outlook as sales suffer

    Signet, the world’s biggest jeweller, became the latest retailer to report lacklustre Christmas trading with sales falling...

  19. November 29, 2007

    Signs don't look good along the high street

    Watches, washing machines and wallpaper might seem a ragbag collection of products but they are all useful harbingers of...

  20. November 28, 2007

    Oil sector's slick performance

    Oil exploration and production companies were a safe haven for investors as London endured another volatile trading...

  21. November 28, 2007

    Signet squeezed by price of gold

    Signet, the world's biggest jeweller, is to increase its prices in the US even in the face of weakening sales as the...

  22. November 28, 2007

    Signet signals slowdown

    A profits warning from Signet, the world's biggest jeweller, has led Citigroup to predict the "UK consumer slowdown has...

  23. November 27, 2007

    Signet sparks fears over Christmas trading

    Signet, the world’s biggest jeweller, warned on Tuesday that sales in the US and the UK had fallen in the last few weeks,...

  24. November 8, 2007

    Signet ‘uncertain’ of Christmas trading

    Third-quarter sales at Signet continued to improve in line with first-half trading, although the jewellery retailer again...

  25. September 6, 2007

    Signet signals festive season caution

    Signet, the world's biggest jewellery retailer, gave a cautious assessment for Christmas shopping prospects after reporting...

  26. August 10, 2007

    Signet watches strong showing

    Signet enjoyed a strong performance in the UK as shoppers bought new watches rather than kill time in the rain. The world's...

  27. June 9, 2007

    Weak sales and higher costs hit Signet

    Signet, the jewellery retailer behind Ernest Jones and H Samuel, suffered weaker sales growth in the US at the same time as...

  28. April 16, 2007

    UK Companies Diary: Tesco expected to deliver record profits

    ■Debenhams, the department store chain, is expected to report interim pre-tax profits of about £100m when it announces...

  29. March 28, 2007

    Signet Group rings up strong rises after rumours of merger

    Signet Group was among the eye-catching features in a becalmed London market yesterday. Shares in the owner of the H Samuel...

  30. March 27, 2007

    Signet Group shares shine on merger rumours

    Signet Group was among the eye-catching features in a becalmed London market Tuesday. Shares in the owner of the H Samuel...

  31. January 12, 2007

    US leads Signet on sales and into future

    Signet, the jewellery retail group, recorded fast-increasing sales at its US business before Christmas, while its H Samuel...

  32. December 1, 2006

    Analyse this

    FREUD’S WIZARD: The Enigma of Ernest Jones by Brenda Maddox John Murray ₤25, 354 pages FT bookshop price: ₤20 When Ernest...

  33. November 30, 2006

    Signet chief dismisses would-be buyer

    Terry Burman, chief executive of Signet, yesterday said he was looking for US acquisitions and would not sell any part of...

  34. November 22, 2006

    Signet hopes for UK seasonal boost

    Signet, the jewellery group that has attracted a number of suitors, yesterday recorded increased quarterly profits from...

  35. November 3, 2006

    US demand drives strong Signet quarter

    Strong US demand for jewellery drove a strong third-quarter improvement in sales at Signet Group, despite broader concerns...

  36. September 26, 2006

    Hallmarking Ratner

    It is time for Gerald Ratner, jeweller to the masses, to put up or shut up. Not in any official Takeover Panel sense, but...

  37. September 25, 2006

    Signet is poised to rebuff Ratner

    Signet is poised to rebuff an approach from Gerald Ratner to buy H Samuel and Ernest Jones, the jewellery company's UK...

  38. September 2, 2006

    THE WEEK

    The City came back from holiday this week to news of a new chairman at Barclays. Meanwhile, the support services sector...

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