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Zombies to star at Cannes Film Festival, but no Netflix or Tarantino

18 Apr 2019

PARIS Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer's early days will be among the highlights at this year's Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino's hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out.

Kering shares slide as Gucci's growth slows

18 Apr 2019

PARIS Kering shares retreated sharply on Thursday after signs of slowing growth at the French luxury group's Gucci brand, particularly in the United States.

Kering beats forecasts even as Gucci growth cools

17 Apr 2019

PARIS Strong demand for Gucci's flamboyant designs and handbags helped parent Kering beat first-quarter revenue forecasts on Wednesday, even as the pace of growth at the Italian fashion label cools from the explosive levels of the last two years.

Notre-Dame's famed rose window spared but blaze harms priceless artworks

16 Apr 2019

PARIS Four-hundred-year-old paintings hung high inside Notre-Dame were damaged by the immense fire that engulfed the Paris cathedral, but emergency workers formed a human chain to whisk gem-studded chalices and other priceless artefacts out of harm's way.

L'Oreal bets on Garnier turnaround

16 Apr 2019

PARIS L'Oreal is banking on a turnaround in the group's mass market division that makes Garnier shampoo and skincare treatments this year, despite pressures in the United States and slowing make-up sales, its CEO said on Tuesday.

Notre-Dame's famed rose window spared but blaze harms priceless artworks

16 Apr 2019

PARIS Four-hundred-year-old paintings hung high inside Notre-Dame were damaged by the immense fire that engulfed the Paris cathedral, but emergency workers formed a human chain to whisk gem-studded chalices and other priceless artefacts out of harm's way.

With 'pop-ups' and menswear, Vuitton aims to keep luxury crown

11 Apr 2019

PARIS From New York's Fifth Avenue to Paris' Place Vendome, Louis Vuitton sells its handbags at some of the world's swankiest locations - but the brand is increasingly betting on "pop-ups" in off-beat spots as one way to keep shoppers hooked.

LVMH shares hit record high as China demand boosts luxury group

11 Apr 2019

PARIS LVMH shares hit a record high on Thursday and buoyed those of rivals after the Louis Vuitton owner posted strong first-quarter sales and said that demand for its handbags and high-end fashion had picked up in mainland China.

Louis Vuitton keeps rivals on their toes with solid sales

11 Apr 2019

PARIS Louis Vuitton owner LVMH on Wednesday set a high bar for rival luxury goods companies all trying to capitalize on Chinese demand for high-end handbags and clothing, as sales growth at the conglomerate picked up pace in the first quarter. | Video

Turnout falls to lowest yet in French 'yellow vest' protests

09 Mar 2019

PARIS Turnout at "yellow vest" protests across France, a backlash against high living costs that has lasted nearly four months, fell on Saturday to its lowest level yet. | Video

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