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France ready to negotiate with Google on back taxes - minister


PARIS France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos on Monday.


Richemont watches boss makes surprise early departure 14 Jul 2017

ZURICH Georges Kern, tipped as a potential chief executive of Richemont , left the luxury goods group abruptly on Friday just four months after taking over as head of its watchmaking division.


Nearly a third of Burberry investors object to top executives' pay 13 Jul 2017

LONDON Nearly a third of shareholders in Burberry voted against the luxury goods company's executive pay report on Thursday, despite a move by its new finance chief Julie Brown to head off the opposition by foregoing a share options award worth up to 2.4 million pounds.


Rebound in Chinese demand boosts Burberry sales 12 Jul 2017

LONDON Luxury brand Burberry reported better than expected same-store sales in its first quarterly report under new CEO Marco Gobbetti, helped by a rebound in Chinese demand and another good performance in its home British market. | Video


FTSE has best day since April on Burberry gains, dovish Yellen; Carillion collapses 12 Jul 2017

LONDON British shares recovered on Wednesday, touching a two-week high, as oil and gas stocks gained and luxury retailer Burberry jumped. Mid-cap Carillion plunged to a record low.


Burberry investor Royal London to vote against pay report 10 Jul 2017

LONDON Burberry investor Royal London Asset Management expressed continued concern about corporate governance at the British luxury brand and said it would vote against the company's pay report.


French fashion house Lanvin confirms departure of designer Bouchra Jarrar 06 Jul 2017

PARIS France's oldest fashion brand Lanvin said designer Bouchra Jarrar no longer worked for the company, confirming a report published by Reuters earlier on Thursday.


Exclusive - Brazil eyes clearer leniency deals after J&F uproar, sources say 04 Jul 2017

SAO PAULO A backlash in Brazil over plea and leniency deals with the billionaire family that controls meatpacker JBS SA has led prosecutors to start discussions on creating clearer rules for future agreements to ensure equal treatment, three people familiar with the matter said.


Dior fashion show celebrates 70 years of traveling spirit 03 Jul 2017

PARIS French fashion house Christian Dior marked its 70th anniversary on Monday with a show staged outside the Invalides museum in Paris and inspired by its founder's travels around the world. | Video

Richemont sells luxury brand Shanghai Tang to Italian entrepreneur Bastagli 03 Jul 2017

ZURICH/MILAN Swiss luxury company Richemont has sold Chinese fashion brand Shanghai Tang to a consortium of investors led by Italian businessman Alessandro Bastagli, the groups said on Monday.