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Jeweler Bulgari sees brighter prospects for second half of year

15 Apr 2016

LONDON Bulgari, the flagship jewelry brand of luxury industry leader LVMH , sees growth picking up in the second half of the year after sales suffered following the attacks in Paris in November."If we keep that traction through the summer, the second half could indeed be much stronger in terms of growth rate," Chief Executive Jean-Christophe Babin told Reuters in a interview at the company's newly refurbished flagship store in central London.

See now, buy when? Catwalk-to-shop retail model divides brands

11 Mar 2016

MILAN/LONDON With minutes until show time, a group of seamstresses are adding the final touches to designer Ermanno Scervino's latest creations to be unveiled on the catwalk. | Video

Recruiter Michael Page warns of tough market in China, Hong Kong

10 Mar 2016

LONDON British staff recruitment firm Michael Page warned trading conditions had worsened in China and Hong Kong as multinational clients held back hiring decisions in the first two months of its financial year.

G4S to sell more businesses as costs of UK asylum services rise

09 Mar 2016

LONDON G4S , the world's largest security firm, said on Wednesday it would sell more businesses in the next two years after it took an additional 65 million pound ($93 mln) charge on loss-making British government contracts, including services for asylum seekers.

Burberry searches for mystery investor amid takeover bid concerns

09 Mar 2016

LONDON Burberry is attempting to identity a mystery investor who has built up a stake of nearly 5 percent in the company, pushing its shares to a five-month high on Tuesday on speculation of a potential takeover bid. | Video

Aggreko shares jump on restructuring plan hopes

03 Mar 2016

LONDON Temporary power provider Aggreko reassured investors on Thursday that it was on track to deliver a planned 80 million pounds of savings, boosting its shares.

Rolls-Royce gives board seat to largest shareholder ValueAct

02 Mar 2016

LONDON Rolls-Royce has appointed a partner from its largest shareholder ValueAct Capital to its board after the U.S. activist investor built up a stake in the British engineer following a string of profit warnings last year.

Homeserve steps ups international drive in Europe, Asia

01 Mar 2016

LONDON Repair and insurance firm Homeserve is in early-stage talks with utility companies to introduce its services in more than 10 countries, as it looks to step up its international expansion.

Serco shares jump on turnaround hopes

25 Feb 2016

LONDON Shares in Serco soared by 11 percent after the British outsourcing firm showed signs its turnaround plan was working, as it posted a trading profit ahead of guidance set out last year and significantly reduced its debt.

Burberry sparks 'see now, buy now' debate at London Fashion Week

24 Feb 2016

LONDON British designer Burberry sparked a debate at this year's London Fashion Week by skipping the usual six-month gap between putting its designs on the catwalk and into shops, prompting concern among smaller designers that they would be unable to compete. | Video

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