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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Sir Philip Green, the owner of the fashion group Arcadia, hopes to launch its first Topshop and Topman stores in China next year, as the billionaire said retailers should focus on improving their performance and stop "crying" about tough trading conditions on the high street.
Monday 19 November 2012
Menswear favourite Burton mixes things up by taking on a new student designer. Rebecca Gonsalves reports
Saturday 28 April 2012
There were speeches, handshakes, and ever so many parties – but somehow the royal couple have survived a year. Harriet Walker marks the occasion
Friday 03 February 2012
From foxy florals to sexy sets, Emma Akbareian selects the underwear that's too good to hide
Friday 09 December 2011
Barratts Priceless, the retail footwear group, has collapsed into administration again, to leave nearly 4,000 jobs hanging by a thread.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
CBI says consumers are likely to remain cautious because of the uncertain economic climate
Friday 25 November 2011
Back by popular demand: Andrew Gowers, the former FT editor who these days is a public relations man for hire. PR Week reveals Gowers is joining the Association of Financial Markets in Europe on a three-month contract – the trade body's boss Simon Lewis says he has "been in some very interesting situations". He's not joking – Gowers did PR for Lehman Brothers until it went belly up and then moved on to BP, only to step down following the Deepwater Horizon debacle. Third time lucky, Lewis presumably hopes.
Thursday 09 June 2011
The store group Bhs sharply reduced its losses last year.
Monday 06 June 2011
Thongs, black underwear and padded bras have been banned for sale to under-12s by high street retailers after a backlash against the sexualisation of children.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Sir Philip Green is in early talks to sell a batch of his Bhs stores to Primark as part of a cost-reduction exercise across his Arcadia brands.
Friday 19 November 2010
Sir Philip Green, the tycoon behind the Topshop to Bhs retail empire, vowed his group would be debt-free in two years' time as he unveiled a "solid" 6.4 per cent rise in its profits yesterday.
Monday 11 October 2010
A review of Government efficiency by a leading businessman has uncovered a "staggering" waste of money, it was revealed today.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Outlook We can surely forgive Vince Cable one afternoon of political grandstanding. In opposition, Mr Cable was the LibDems' showman-in-chief, a far more effective and respected critic of the Labour government than the Conservatives with whom he now works. How the hair-shirt of office must have chafed these four long months. Even when his Tory colleagues asked Sir Philip Green, that master of tax avoidance, to work for coalition, the Business Secretary felt compelled to bite his tongue.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Sunday 15 August 2010
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Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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