Laura Chesters is a business reporter and covers the consumer, food, drink and luxury goods sectors on the business desk at The London Evening Standard, i, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday
17 September 2014 12:32 PM
Final ready-to-wear collection from French designer to be launched later this month
17 September 2014 12:20 PM
Richemont, the Swiss giant behind Cartier watches, has become latest luxury group to be hit by sales growth slowdown as demand in China wanes.
16 September 2014 11:55 AM
Online retailer downgraded its outlook for next year warning profits will remain at "similar level"
16 September 2014 11:26 AM
Petra Diamonds purchased the 122.52 carat stone in a partnership with an anonymous polishing partner
15 September 2014 11:59 PM
Software and computer consultancies rarely get the City excited, but on Monday a £730m deal by Micro Focus for its American rival helped its shares jump more than 15 per cent.
15 September 2014 04:51 PM
Chain in talks to open new outlets in Norwich, Bristol, Gateshead and Merry Hill near Birmingham by the end of the year
11 September 2014 07:55 PM
The City switched its focus from Scotland back to China and Russia as the Footsie fell on Thursday.
10 September 2014 11:56 AM
She is replacing chief executive of seven years, Sir Ian Cheshire
09 September 2014 01:39 AM
As the word “Yes” for an independent Scotland looked more likely after a weekend poll, the word sell echoed around the City yesterday as traders dumped shares in companies most at risk.
09 September 2014 01:33 AM
Investors have weathered three profit warnings and the departure of chief executive Bruno Guillon in March following its failed move upmarket
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