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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. April 10, 2015

      Apple sparks gold rush as pre-orders of luxury Watches sell out

      Apple’s luxury aspirations Apple’s aspirations to become a luxury brand were given an early boost with its top-of-the-range...

    15. April 9, 2015

      Burberry in style as FTSE rallies strongly

      Luxury goods retailer Burberry was prominent on the FTSE 100 thanks to a trading update from a smaller rival, encouraging...

    16. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2015

      All that glitters at Folli Follie

      FF Group is the Greek listed seller of jewellery, watches and accessories behind the Folli Follie chain of stores you may...

    17. April 7, 2015

      Art: A market laid bare

      On a late February morning, Yves Bouvier arrived at the Monaco home of one of his best clients. He expected Dmitry...

    18. April 7, 2015

      Healthcare Reits: Senior moment

      Property and healthcare: two of the most timeless and popular asset classes. Yet the two combined — US healthcare real...

    19. April 7, 2015

      Luxury cars gain fuel-efficiency appeal

      When Johan de Nysschen, president of General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand, was presenting the CT6, the new flagship luxury...

    20. April 6, 2015

      Companies diary: April 13 — April 17

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

    21. April 3, 2015

      British cyclists hit the road in record numbers

      The Easter weekend may be short on sunshine but one tribe of Britons will be out in force regardless — the cyclists, ready...

    22. April 3, 2015

      Federico Marchetti: Geek to the chic

      Anyone seeking hints of the scale of ambition of Federico Marchetti, founder of virtual luxury retailer Yoox, need only...

    23. April 2, 2015

      The footsy index: how sneakers became very big business

      In a brick-lined first-floor converted apartment on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, the father-and-son duo of Troy and Chase Reed...

    24. March 31, 2015

      Yoox bags Net-a-Porter in merger plan

      Yoox has confirmed an all-share merger with Net-a-Porter, the designer clothing website, which will create the world’s...

    25. March 30, 2015

      Prada: not yet in the bag

      Prada’s share price moves can be as eye-catching as the Italian luxury group’s handbags. Its Hong Kong-listed shares...

    26. March 30, 2015

      Yoox and Net-a-Porter confirm merger talks

      Online luxury retailers Yoox and Net-a-Porter are closing in on a deal to merge their operations, in the latest sign of...

    27. March 30, 2015

      Prada profits sink amid Asian and European sales slowdown

      Profits at Prada tumbled 28 per cent last year as sales took a hit in Europe and Asia-Pacific, prompting the luxury Italian...

    28. March 29, 2015

      De Beers toughens rules for diamond customers

      De Beers is making the biggest reforms in more than a decade to the way it sells most of its diamonds, amid concerns over...

    29. March 29, 2015

      India’s diamond polishers lose their sparkle

      Few brides-to-be are likely to be aware that the stone in their diamond ring has probably been cut and polished in a...

    30. March 27, 2015

      Luxury goods: differentiation rules

      Hermès enjoins the world to see 2015 with the eye of the flâneur, a kind of carefree social observer. That could also sum up...

    31. March 27, 2015

      Two-tier shoppers seek out value and luxury products

      Like so many phenomena that started in the US, the two-tier consumer has crossed the Atlantic. From restaurants and grocery...

    32. March 27, 2015

      The fine art of retail

      An aesthetic war is being waged in stores, with fashion’s leading luxury brands battling to lure and seduce consumers with...

    33. March 27, 2015

      A good fashion documentary is the greatest drama of all

      Film and fashion can make for odd bedfellows. With few exceptions — Blow-Up (1966), Funny Face (1957), Darling (1965) — most...

    34. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Markets Live: Thursday, 26th March, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:01 on 26 Mar 2015. Participants in this session were: BEThe Kraftermath. BE BEAnd...

    35. March 26, 2015

      UK retail sales rise as high street prices fall

      Britons went on a shopping spree last month as prices on the high street fell by the most on record, dispelling fears the UK...

    36. March 26, 2015

      Massive attack: The Porsche Cayenne Turbo

      I am at the wheel of a car the size of a small island, with the weight to match, but one that is capable of doing 173mph and...

    37. March 25, 2015

      Hermès holds European prices as profits rise

      Hermès said it had no plans to harmonise prices across regions this year, rejecting a strategy taken by several leading...

    38. March 23, 2015

      European companies opt for late-stage private fundraisings

      Public investors are gearing up for an increase in private fundraising rounds by fast-growing European companies, following...

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