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    1. February 3, 2016

      Swatch feels impact of strong Swiss franc

      Swatch has blamed the “dismal currency situation” in Switzerland for a squeeze on exports and a sharp fall in profit....

    2. January 22, 2016

      The last Mitford sister: scandal, celebrity and chickens

      Last week, I took tea with Deborah, 11th Duchess of Devonshire. Or, more precisely, I took tea surrounded by her...

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    1. The Connected Business

      From virtual assistants embedded in messaging services to apps that can be ‘streamed’ ...
    2. Watches and Jewellery

      The question of what exactly consumers expect — or want — from a wrist device is incre...
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    1. January 20, 2016

      Hong Kong property: bargain bin

      All is not well in the special administrative region of Hong Kong — and not just in the stock market. Shopping, once a...

    2. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Don't write off Chinese demand for luxury fashion

      Have the Chinese fallen out of love with luxury brands? The answer is a fairly emphatic no from UBS, which became the...

    3. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Goldman Sachs backs luxury despite China slowdown

      Shares in a number of luxury goods companies have been given a helping hand this morning after analysts at Goldman...

    4. January 17, 2016

      Louis Vuitton watch qualifies for the Seal of Geneva

      Louis Vuitton has come a long way in the six years since Hamdi Chatti took over the luggage brand’s watch and jewellery...

    5. January 17, 2016

      Ralph Lauren opts out of Geneva’s SIHH watch fair

      The partnership between Ralph Lauren and Richemont tends to be presented as the sort of deal that was done on a...

    6. January 17, 2016

      Olympic sponsors Swatch and Visa get set to compete with Apple

      Scheduled to be released early in 2016 — initially in the US, Switzerland and Brazil — the Swatch Bellamy watch will...

    7. January 17, 2016

      Jaeger-LeCoultre to cut number of Reverso pieces

      As anniversaries go, an 85th would not normally be one to trouble the chroniclers of history, but the case of...

    8. January 17, 2016

      Avant-garde brands join traditional line-up at SIHH

      This year’s 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie sees a new format for the Geneva-based show...

    9. January 17, 2016

      For the owners of Habring2, watchmaking is a labour of love

      The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has been called the Oscars of the watch world, and last October’s ceremony saw...

    10. January 17, 2016

      Making timepieces the British way

      Much has been made lately of the revival of British horology. More than a few young, UK-based watch brands are enjoying...

    11. January 17, 2016

      Interview: Jean-Christophe Babin, Bulgari chief executive

      Jean-Christophe Babin does not wear his watch primarily so that he can tell the time. He has a collection of...

    12. January 17, 2016

      UK interest in luxury timepieces is growing

      The British are not known for spending large sums of money on luxury wristwatches. The “man in the street” appears...

    13. January 17, 2016

      It’s 9am and your heart rate is 65 bpm

      The global market for wearable medical devices is growing rapidly. Armed with sensors, devices that capture and...

    14. January 17, 2016

      My favourite jewellery pieces: Paloma Picasso

      Paloma Picasso avoided being artistic as a teenager. She even stopped doodling on her schoolbooks — because she felt...

    15. January 17, 2016

      Growth in wearables sparks ‘battle of the wrists’

      For the global watch industry, the latest James Bond film Spectre has a poignant moment. At the end of his usual...

    16. January 17, 2016

      Heritage brands stand the test of time

      Founded in 1613, Mellerio dits Meller is among the oldest of all jewellery companies. Rare in a world where many...

    17. January 17, 2016

      Stars from Salma to Ronaldo shine in promotional campaigns

      The glamorous link between the stars and jewellery is a long-established and flourishing one. But while it is often the...

    18. January 17, 2016

      The details make the difference in a world full of luxury outlets

      The architect Christophe Carpente has carved out a career working for luxury brands including De Beers, Cartier,...

    19. January 17, 2016

      The house built on 400 rupees

      Tarang Arora has not been sleeping well, yet the cause of his restless nights is not the stress from his job as chief...

    20. January 17, 2016

      Parisian atelier is relaunched for contemporary collectors

      Few in the world of fine jewellery have heard of John Rubel. When the occasional vintage piece comes up for auction,...

    21. January 17, 2016

      Cartier adds the finishing touch to China’s fledgling museums

      Last April a framework agreement was signed in Beijing between the Chinese government and watchmaker and jeweller...

    22. January 17, 2016

      Artist and architect add selling sparkle to two top jewellers

      Fashion and art have long shared a rich symbiosis, with fashion designers and artists collaborating on one-of-a-kind...

    23. January 15, 2016

      Hong Kong and China: weakening link

      Hong Kong’s fortunes are believed to rise and fall with those of China. Yet the link between “Asia’s World City” and...

    24. January 15, 2016

      My First Million — Lloyd Amsdon, Watchfinder

      Lloyd Amsdon, 42, and Stuart Hennell, 44, founded Watchfinder, a retailer of luxury pre-owned watches, in 2002. It has...

    25. January 15, 2016

      André Courrèges, fashion designer, 1923-2016

      For five startling years in the 1960s, André Courrèges was the future. Thrusting Parisian haute couture into a brave...

    26. January 14, 2016

      Richemont warns of European sales reversal after Paris attacks

      Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods manufacturer, has reported that the Paris terrorist attacks in November threw growth...

    27. January 14, 2016

      Burberry shares rise as Asia growth returns

      Burberry returned to growth in its all-important China market in the past quarter, as new items such as...

    28. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Tesco has defied the expectations of analysts, with UK like-for-like sales growing 1.3 per cent over the crucial...

    29. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Richemont sales highlight HK, Macau slowdown

      A trading update from Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group behind brands such as Cartier and Chloé, illuminated...

    30. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Thursday at full throttle

      With earnings and economic releases galore, Thursday is shaping up to be one of the busiest this week in Europe....

    31. January 13, 2016

      Ted Baker online growth drives festive sales

      Ted Baker navigated weak demand from Chinese shoppers and a mild UK winter to post cheerful results for Christmas...

    32. January 13, 2016

      China-exposed stocks support European rebound

      Stocks with direct exposure to China underpinned a rebound on European stock markets on Wednesday after better than...

    33. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      The future of China-fuelled luxury growth

      The Chinese luxury spending slowdown, in charts. Luxury retailers – from sellers of cognac to purveyors of silk...

    34. January 8, 2016

      High time to slope off

      Should you find yourself in the picturesque town of Kitzbühel this month, when the prestigious Hahnenkamm race is...

    35. January 8, 2016

      London’s fashion week for men starts

      Burberry, Topman Design and Alexander McQueen are joined by Irishman Jonathan Anderson and 61 other fashion designers...

    36. January 7, 2016

      Bleak January trade sets uncertain tone for 2016

      January can often feel bleak. But after the worst December in 13 years for major European equities indices, investors...

    37. January 6, 2016

      Swiss luxury: biding time

      The chief executive of Swatch, Nick Hayek, memorably described it as a “tsunami”. The Swiss National Bank’s decision in...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 6, 2016

      Hi, my name's Random Bank and I'll be your financial server today (Updated)

      Tips. The ultimate example of “unbundled” costs and discretionary performance-based income. There are service staff who...

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