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    1. October 20, 2014

      Versace sidesteps corruption crackdown to maintain China growth

      Versace’s sales in China are still growing at a “double-digit” pace in spite of the economic slowdown and a crackdown on...

    2. October 19, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Healthier and wealthier

      When Del Webb built its first retirement community in Sun City, Arizona, in 1960, the typical occupants were a retired...

    3. October 17, 2014

      March into winter in khaki

      Behind the glossy veneer of the fashion shows this season a battle played out as buyers and editors stalked out exclusives,...

    4. October 17, 2014

      Week in Review, October 18

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. UBS in talks over forex investigation...

    5. October 17, 2014

      What is wrong with inequality?

      Inequality and the 1 %, by Danny Dorling, Verso, RRP£12.99/ $19.95, 240 pages The Rich: From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A...

    6. October 17, 2014

      ISPs told to block fake luxury goods sales

      Online sales of counterfeit jewellery, watches and other luxury goods over certain websites will be blocked by Britain’s...

    7. Material World

      October 17, 2014

      Practi-luxe: Alexander Wang x H&M

      No-one can reinvent sportswear quite like Alexander Wang. Renowned for his urban aesthetic, the American designer’s...

    8. October 17, 2014

      High-end carmakers think small to win a bigger share of sales

      Cars shrink but price tag remains huge For a time, it seemed high-end carmakers were racing against each other in a bid to...

    9. October 14, 2014

      London’s Frieze art fair hots up as it draws wealthy buyers

      Dealers and galleries at London’s Frieze are set to see a boost in multimillion-pound deals this year amid rising numbers of...

    10. October 14, 2014

      Even Cara cannot save luxury bag groups

      Might Cara Delevingne be a tad overexposed? The fact that an observer as fusty as Lombard is even aware of the bushy-browed...

    11. October 14, 2014

      Burberry and Mulberry add to luxury woes

      A cautious outlook from Burberry, a profit warning from Mulberry and the latest sales numbers from LVMH underscored growing...

    12. October 12, 2014

      Saudi Arabia offers cultural challenge

      A Post-it note discreetly passed by a student to lecturer Julie Hodges as she spoke to a group of Saudi women gave her food...

    13. October 12, 2014

      Companies diary: October 13-19

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

    14. October 10, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Delphine Arnault

      Delphine Arnault arrives three minutes late for our meeting at Kinugawa and not before having a brief conversation with the...

    15. October 10, 2014

      Mounting global woes weigh on luxury industry

      Downturn for luxury goods Stellar growth appears to have gone out of fashion in the luxury goods industry. After several...

    16. October 10, 2014

      ‘Logo fatigue’ and austerity curb the bling binge

      A key driver of the high growth enjoyed by luxury’s largest companies until late last year was status symbol-fuelled...

    17. October 10, 2014

      Chinese tourists flock to Hong Kong despite protests

      Chinese tourists last week took scant notice of the turmoil enveloping Hong Kong as they flew there in droves to engage in a...

    18. October 9, 2014

      Investcorp sets out succession plan as chief Kirdar to retire

      Nemir Kirdar, the founding chief executive of Investcorp, is to retire after more than three decades at the Bahrain-based...

    19. FT Alphaville

      October 9, 2014

      It's not all about London property you know

      Sometimes it’s all about the ski chalets. On which note, Knight Frank’s latest dive into the world high-altitude snow-dusted...

    20. October 8, 2014

      Private equity owners set to abandon Spie flotation

      The private equity owners of Spie are poised to pull a planned flotation of the French engineering company in a move...

    21. October 7, 2014

      Chinese translate the European work ethic

      Hu Jian-bing and Yang Guang are the new Europeans. They work in Prato, a city of 200,000 people just outside Florence in...

    22. October 6, 2014

      Galliano returns from exile to catwalk

      Over three years after he was convicted of making anti-Semitic rants in a Paris café and fined €6,000, British designer John...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Out-of-town designer discount centres revolutionise retail

      Cash-strapped but still want a Gucci handbag? From Beijing to Britain’s Bicester Village, fashion-conscious consumers are...

    24. October 5, 2014

      MBA students make steps into the fashion industry

      As the catwalks in Milan, London, Paris and New York are put away until next season, London-based designers are discovering...

    25. The World

      October 4, 2014

      Tightly-governed Singapore watches Hong Kong closely

      The similarities are many: a former British colony, a population ruled by a political party that’s been in power for about...

    26. October 3, 2014

      Week in Review, October 4

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Gross exit sparks $20bn of withdrawals...

    27. October 3, 2014

      Baccarat’s new fragrance

      For many women, a significant part of a perfume’s appeal is the design of its bottle. Think of Guerlain’s art-deco Shalimar,...

    28. October 3, 2014

      Trends from Paris Fashion Week

      Ever increasing circles Circles of all sizes appeared at the shows – in micro dots, eyelet details (Chloe), lacy...

    29. Material World

      October 3, 2014

      Fashion Week Beauty: Six Big Trends

      Dolce & Gabbana SS15  © Catwalking From crimson lips, to acid-bright eyes, to oil-slick hair, here are the biggest trends...

    30. October 3, 2014

      Cool cats in fashion

      Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette eats from silver Goyard dishes, has a collection of custom-made Louis Vuitton bags, and is...

    31. Material World

      October 2, 2014

      Hedi Slimane highlights the undercarriage of designer beauty brands

      There has been a recent slew of big-name brand entrants to the $90bn beauty sector, all keen to capitalize on designer star...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2014

      Eye catching fashion

      Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters A model presents a creation by French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere as part of his Spring/Summer 2015...

    33. 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...

    34. September 30, 2014

      India’s importers vie with smugglers to supply Swiss watches

      Sundeep Sangwan, a stocky, bearded 29-year-old from India’s northern farming state of Haryana, peers intently into a...

    35. September 30, 2014

      Chinoiserie struggles to compete with Swiss luxury

      Inside the Beijing Watch factory Entering the grounds of the Beijing Watch factory is like stepping back a generation in...

    36. September 30, 2014

      Watch and jewellery market resilient beyond China

      On Singapore’s Orchard Road, roughly equivalent to Fifth Avenue in New York, Hong Kong-based jeweller Temptations is about...

    37. September 30, 2014

      Watches & Wonders: brands return to demonstrate prowess

      Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), the fair held in Geneva every January, is among the most anticipated...

    38. September 30, 2014

      Asian jewellery designers harbour global ambitions

      The Taiwan-born jeweller Anna Hu had an extremely good year in 2013. First, she set a world auction record at Christie’s for...

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