German fashion house Hugo Boss and French drinks group Rémy Cointreau warned they would not meet profit expectations due to a slowdown across China, with both companies today blaming profit warnings on the country.
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Monday 19 September 2011
Ready to wear
Sunday 18 September 2011
Another week, another banking scandal: on Friday, a day after the Swiss bank UBS announced it had lost the staggering sum of £1.3bn, one of its star traders appeared in court charged with fraud and false accounting. The hugely embarrassing announcement from UBS came three years to the day since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, suggesting not much has changed in the high-risk world of casino capitalism.
Thursday 15 September 2011
The tension meter took another upward hike in the finale of the 2011 Audi MedCup with the Barcelona regatta leader, the British-based Rán, slipping one place and by just one point in the one race of the day to local contender Bribón.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Thursday 01 September 2011
On 1 September 1939 Germany invaded Poland, prompting Britain and France to declare war three days later.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
He wrote a book called Mein Krampf (My Cramp), sports a toothbrush moustache and a rigid side parting and infuriates members of Germany's main neo-Nazi party with his satirical take on the Teutonic far-right.
Monday 29 August 2011
The pilot of a tiny private plane made an emergency landing on a small street in western Germany, clipping the side of a house and a lamppost as he landed his ailing Cessna.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Harvey Nash is set to post a rise of at least 40 per cent in half yearly pre-tax profits after benefiting from strong growth in Germany and the Nordic countries, the recruitment group said yesterday.
Monday 15 August 2011
Do you like high-heeled loafers?" asked Kitty, 13, brandishing a copy of Grazia that included a full-page selection of the footwear in question. "I suppose they're quite good for women who don't like wearing girlish heels," I replied. "Or even for women who don't like wearing women's clothes," added Joe, 11, neatly summing up his mother's personal style – and it's true that high-heeled loafers are a feminine twist on an essentially masculine wardrobe staple.
Saturday 13 August 2011
It was, without a shadow of a doubt, the fashion statement of the year. But when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, acquired the little red dress which Lady Gaga wore to last September's MTV Video Music Awards, they faced a unique logistical problem: it was starting to decompose.
Susannah Frankel: 'Who could resist Givenchy’s knit, emblazoned with a black panther nestling in a wreath of pansies?'
Saturday 13 August 2011
Due to financial uncertainty, and in some instances, also just uncertainty, my autumn/winter wardrobe is still at planning stage. These are some of the things, however, that in my dreams I might be buying.
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