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      India seeks to tap into vast private gold hoards

      India’s policy makers have long sought to curb their citizens’ rapacious appetite for imported gold — tonnes of which are...

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      Euro weakness upsets luxury brand pricing

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    1. May 24, 2015

      Corporate diary: May 25 — May 29

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    2. May 22, 2015

      FT Weekend 30: Thirty years of FT Money

      Back in 1985, London’s Docklands — illustrated below in the first-ever FT Weekend masthead — epitomised an industrial...

    3. May 22, 2015

      Week in Review, May 23

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Deutsche Bank investors fire warning...

    4. May 22, 2015

      Pretty as a picture

      Inspiration can be a loaded word. For those of lesser scruples or talent, “inspiration” can be shorthand for blatant...

    5. May 22, 2015

      New England’s new groove: prices on the rise in affluent Vermont

      A six-bedroom estate for sale in the town of Stowe, Vermont, comes with views of Mount Mansfield, which, at 4,393ft above...

    6. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      Worse than Hanergy? Goldin, you should be ashamed [Updated with more solitaire]

      UPDATING at the top because… well, you’ll see why. From a great Bloomberg piece just out (do read the full thing): So what...

    7. May 20, 2015

      Burberry: trench time

      Burberry’s signature products — quintessentially British trenchcoats and cashmere scarves — are particularly apt at the...

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      May 20, 2015

      Seeking opportunities in post-sanctions Iran

      The least acknowledged economic race is gearing up for the starting line. Politics aside, the potential Iranian nuclear...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Burberry checked as Hong Kong spending falls

      Shares in Burberry fell after the luxury goods group reaffirmed lowered 2016 expectations, which had been checked by foreign...

    10. May 20, 2015

      China slowdown deepens provincial economic divide

      Last month more than 30 provincial taxi drivers drank poison and collapsed together on the busiest shopping street in...

    11. May 19, 2015

      Private galleries form alliance to share works of art

      Private galleries form alliance to share works of art Wealthy art collectors will meet in London on Wednesday to establish...

    12. May 18, 2015

      Alibaba launches technology to fight fake goods

      Alibaba has launched a technology designed to fight fakes, as it looks to battle mounting pressure over the prevalence of...

    13. May 17, 2015

      Kering sues Alibaba over sales of counterfeit goods

      Alibaba is being sued by the company behind luxury brands including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, which alleges the Chinese...

    14. May 15, 2015

      A brighter and bolder blue period

      Given the sprightly cadence at which fashion operates, the striving for uniformity is not usually a designer’s end game....

    15. May 15, 2015

      Boutique perfume: on the scent of a deal

      Frédéric Malle, the dapper and ebullient founder of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, stands in his small red-and-black...

    16. May 15, 2015

      Beyond the red carpet

      The Croisette lit up this week for the Cannes Film Festival, where glittering prizes go far beyond the Palme d’Or. Chopard,...

    17. May 15, 2015

      The hem is plunging: will the market follow?

      First identified in 1926 by the economist George Taylor, The Hemline Index draws an anecdotal association between economic...

    18. May 15, 2015

      Vroom with a view: the super-garages of the super-rich

      “Where shall I put the golf clubs?” became a pressing question for the world’s super-rich about five years ago, when...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Four wheels good for confident consumers as Europe picks up speed

      Just after Colm Quinn opened his first BMW dealership in 2008 in Athlone, a town on the river Shannon in central Ireland,...

    20. May 8, 2015

      The Om factor: the feel-good power of gemstones

      Shamans, diviners and healers have long believed in the powers of gemstones. And so, increasingly it seems, do we. Many of...

    21. May 7, 2015

      Visual search drives crowdsourced fashion trends

      The accelerating shift to mobile commerce is changing online shopping in the UK, with social media and fashion blogging...

    22. May 6, 2015

      Puma warns of hit from strong dollar

      Shares in Puma fell 7.2 per cent in early trading before regaining ground, after the world’s third largest sportswear group...

    23. May 6, 2015

      Sex doesn’t sell for Playboy in China

      It is a rare company in China that can claim Beijing’s censors helped build its business. But Playboy, which on Wednesday...

    24. April 30, 2015

      Beijing suburbia or your own tropical island?

      For sale: 1,000 sq m of Palm Beach Central Villas, a suburban Beijing replica of an American McMansion looking on to a...

    25. April 30, 2015

      Cheng family strikes $2.4bn Hong Kong hotel deal with Abu Dhabi

      Hong Kong’s Cheng family has teamed up with Abu Dhabi in a joint venture that values three of the territory’s prime hotels...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2015

      One Picasso isn't cool. You know what's cool?

      Two, obviously. Via the Telegraph on a nutty art market and the nutty luxury market more generally: “The prices of so many...

    27. April 24, 2015

      Week in Review, April 25

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Fears over Credit Suisse equity...

    28. April 23, 2015

      Louis Vuitton’s brand fades in China

      Every luxury company fears the “Danniella Westbrook effect”. The phenomenon named after the former EastEnders actress...

    29. April 21, 2015

      Macau: The big gamble

      Any visitor to Macau’s casino strip will struggle to avoid David Beckham’s smouldering gaze. The former England football...

    30. April 20, 2015

      Carmakers prepare for China deceleration

      Global auto executives will notice a more sombre atmosphere when the largest car show in the world’s most important...

    31. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Why deflation is not a girl's best friend

      The biggest news in diamond land is still April’s audacious heist of a Hatton Garden safety deposit company and the theft of...

    32. April 15, 2015

      Burberry looks to US to offset fall in Hong Kong sales

      Burberry’s trademark trenchcoats and cashmere scarves helped push second-half sales up 10 per cent as strong trading in the...

    33. April 15, 2015

      Where China’s slowdown is hitting hardest

      Slower growth for China’s $10tn economy does not only pose a problem for policy makers in Beijing — it is reverberating...

    34. April 14, 2015

      Tate Modern hosts works by abstract artist Sonia Delaunay

      Works by Sonia Delaunay never before seen in the UK go on show on Wednesday at Tate Modern in London, in the first British...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Russia lifted its self-imposed ban on selling an advanced air-defence systems to...

    36. April 13, 2015

      Heir to Nina Ricci perfume fortune convicted as result of Swiss HSBC leak

      The heir to the Nina Ricci perfume and fashion fortune has been handed a three-year sentence for tax fraud in the first...

    37. April 13, 2015

      Former chairman of China’s CNPC goes on trial for corruption

      The former head of China’s biggest energy group, one of the most senior officials to be ensnared in China’s anti-corruption...

    38. April 10, 2015

      How Apple plans to sell a $10,000 Watch

      Do people want to be whooped and cheered before they try — and perhaps buy — a $10,000 watch? That was my experience as I...

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