PARIS, FRANCE: A huge collection of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion owned by the model who inspired Yves Saint Laurent's famous "Le Smoking" tuxedo went under the hammer on Monday (14 October) in Paris.
16 Oct 2013 08:47
THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics company Unilever, seen as a bellwether for global consumer spending, warned on Tuesday (1 October) of slowdown in sales growth brought on by weakened demand in emerging markets.
2 Oct 2013 09:07
MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish textile company Inditex, owner of global fashion brand Zara, reported a slight rise in profits in the first half of 2013 on Wednesday, 18 September, saying it had made a solid start to sales in the second half.
19 Sep 2013 08:04
MILAN, ITALY: Italy's luxury fashion brand Prada said on Tuesday (17 September) that its net profit rose by 7.6% in the first half of its fiscal year to €308.2 m and expressed confidence for the future despite an uncertain international economic outlook.
18 Sep 2013 07:52
LONDON, UK: Kingfisher, Europe's biggest home-improvements retailer, said on Wednesday (11 September) that group net profit surged by 70% during the first half of its financial year mainly thanks to an exceptional tax gain.
12 Sep 2013 07:59
HONG KONG, CHINA: Fashion retailer Esprit said on Tuesday, 10 September, that it suffered a net loss of HK$4.39bn (US$566m) in the year to June as it struggled to turn its brand around amid stiff competition.
10 Sep 2013 11:44
NEW YORK CITY, USA: Models joined labour activists at New York fashion week to protest clothing brand Nautica over its parent company's failure to sign an agreement to improve conditions in Bangladeshi factories.
9 Sep 2013 10:54
XIAMEN, CHINA: The annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) got underway on Sunday, 8 September, with South African exhibitors showing off their wares.
9 Sep 2013 07:26
PARIS, FRANCE: French retailer Auchan last week reported an almost 34% rise in first-half net profits, mainly flattered by one-off gains and continued growth in Asia and central and eastern Europe.
2 Sep 2013 07:48
PARIS, FRANCE: Retailer Carrefour, a global leader in the supermarket business, reported a recovery into profit in the first half on Thursday, 29 August, and the company's shares rose 3.71% to €23.63.
30 Aug 2013 07:43
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong reported a huge Aus$859.5m (US$771.7m) net annual loss on Tuesday, 27 August, triple the firm's market value and far worse than analysts forecasts.
28 Aug 2013 06:07
NEW YORK CITY, USA: US retail behemoth Walmart on Thursday reported a 1.3 percent increase in quarterly earnings, but slashed its full-year financial outlook amid tight consumer spending in the United States and abroad.
16 Aug 2013 08:05
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