Billionaire businessman Mike Ashley left the City baffled last night about a highly complex derivatives deal that was revealed on one of the busiest days in the retail calendar.
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Friday 23 December 2011
When Britain's women unwrap their Christmas presents on Sunday, there's a good chance they'll find some lingerie, judging by the latest sales from Ultimo.
Thursday 08 December 2011
Saturday 03 December 2011
More than 100 jobs have been axed at the fashion group Irisa after its new private equity owners revealed plans to close nearly a third of its High Street shops.
Friday 02 December 2011
Whether you want to blow the budget or mind the pennies, there's a stylish, sophisticated gift for the lady in your life
Sunday 20 November 2011
Sunday 23 October 2011
The last new shopping scheme to open before 2013 begins trading this week in Newbury, west Berkshire.
Friday 21 October 2011
Retailer has stores in 25 countries. It plans to double its franchise shops abroad over five years
Thursday 20 October 2011
The new boss of department store chain Debenhams insisted the UK high street was "alive and well" today as he announced plans to modernise a further 25 stores and open nine new outlets over the next four years.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
My best holiday memories aren't of sunsets or dolphin sightings but of wallowing in the shallow end of a swimming pool, giant inflatable ring wrapped around my middle, my face shaded by a fat paperback. I can't brag about the quantity of my beach reading like some: I'm slow, easily distracted, and usually only notch up two novels over a fortnight's break even while my hungrier holiday companions tear through one Penguin Classic after another.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
An 11-year-old boy was among scores of rioters and looters to appear before magistrates today.
Monday 01 August 2011
Nearly 500 jobs are hanging by a thread after the department store Debenhams terminated its concession agreement with the fashion retailer Jane Norman.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
Friday 01 July 2011
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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