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    Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider

    Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider


    France's luxury retailer Hermes is trying to become a big player in Switzerland's exclusive watch...

    France's luxury retailer Hermes is trying to become a big player in Switzerland's exclusive watch industry.
    Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?

    Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?


    As both the government and households try to reduce their debt levels, car sales across China are...

    As both the government and households try to reduce their debt levels, car sales across China are declining.
    Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'

    Commuters and students 'short-changed by the government'


    The inflation measure used to calculate some train fares and loan repayments is flawed, a Lords committee...

    The inflation measure used to calculate some train fares and loan repayments is flawed, a Lords committee says.
    Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur

    Retailers told to clean up act over fake faux fur


    Advertising watchdog threatens sanctions if retailers don't check whether they are selling real or fake...

    Advertising watchdog threatens sanctions if retailers don't check whether they are selling real or fake fur.
    No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers

    No-deal Brexit warning for UK drivers


    A no-deal Brexit would mean anyone planning to drive outside the UK would need an insurance Green...

    A no-deal Brexit would mean anyone planning to drive outside the UK would need an insurance Green Card.
    Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'

    Housing market outlook worst 'for 20 years'


    House sale expectations for the next three months are at their lowest for two decades, estate agents...

    House sale expectations for the next three months are at their lowest for two decades, estate agents warn.
    US 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'

    US 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'


    The investigation, reported by US media, adds to pressure facing the Chinese technology...

    The investigation, reported by US media, adds to pressure facing the Chinese technology giant.
    Gillette maker's boss warns on Brexit price rises

    Gillette maker's boss warns on Brexit price rises


    The boss of Procter and Gamble, David S. Taylor, said his and other firms want "an amicable solution between the UK and the...

    The boss of Procter and Gamble, David S. Taylor, said his and other firms want "an amicable solution between the UK and the EU".
    Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal

    Goldman boss apologises for 1MDB scandal


    The bank's new chief executive David Solomon also distances the bank from the...

    The bank's new chief executive David Solomon also distances the bank from the deal.
    Brexit uncertainty hits house purchases

    Brexit uncertainty hits house purchases


    Home buyers and sellers have been postponing transactions until after the EU...

    Home buyers and sellers have been postponing transactions until after the EU withdrawal.
    The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

    The ultrasound scan you can do yourself


    A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000...

    A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
    Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend or foe?

    Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend or foe?


    The Swiss watch industry faced a near-death experience from quartz products. Is the smartwatch a similar...

    The Swiss watch industry faced a near-death experience from quartz products. Is the smartwatch a similar threat?
    How does Brexit affect the pound?

    How does Brexit affect the pound?


    Sterling has had a volatile couple of years since the UK voted to leave the European Union....

    Sterling has had a volatile couple of years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Why?
    Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut

    Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut


    Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line...

    Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.
    'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist

    'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist


    Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new...

    Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.
    What will Andy Murray be worth in retirement?

    What will Andy Murray be worth in retirement?


    As he goes out of the Australian Open, the Scot has the power to remain a strong-earning...

    As he goes out of the Australian Open, the Scot has the power to remain a strong-earning brand.
    Could no-deal Brexit lead to loo roll logjam?

    Could no-deal Brexit lead to loo roll logjam?


    The Confederation of Paper Industries says it is concerned about the potential for delays in a no-deal...

    The Confederation of Paper Industries says it is concerned about the potential for delays in a no-deal Brexit.
    CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived

    CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived


    A car dashboard that can display directions and points of interest as holograms has been...

    A car dashboard that can display directions and points of interest as holograms has been developed.
    'Treat your business partnership like your marriage'

    'Treat your business partnership like your marriage'


    Founder of ecological shoe brand Allbirds, Joey Zwillinger, says he treats his business partnership like his...

    Founder of ecological shoe brand Allbirds, Joey Zwillinger, says he treats his business partnership like his marriage.
    'Our vision is never to lay anyone off'

    'Our vision is never to lay anyone off'


    The Argentine boss who travelled the world to get orders and prevent him from having to make staff...

    The Argentine boss who travelled the world to get orders and prevent him from having to make staff redundant.
    Watch industry's times are changing

    Watch industry's times are changing


    Swiss watch companies gather for their Geneva show after a difficult couple of years for the...

    Swiss watch companies gather for their Geneva show after a difficult couple of years for the industry.
    China powers up electric car market

    China powers up electric car market


    New rules could help some manufacturers in the world's biggest market for electric...

    New rules could help some manufacturers in the world's biggest market for electric cars.
    Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?

    Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?


    The latest Mary Poppins film has been a hit at the box office but what money lessons can we take from the film...

    The latest Mary Poppins film has been a hit at the box office but what money lessons can we take from the film franchise?
    The top five Brexit questions, answered

    The top five Brexit questions, answered


    It's hard to know what'll happen in the end, but that doesn't mean we can't give a few answers...

    It's hard to know what'll happen in the end, but that doesn't mean we can't give a few answers now.
    How is Qatar coping with its economic embargo?

    How is Qatar coping with its economic embargo?


    As the boycott of Qatar by four of its neighbours enters a third calendar year, what is its continuing...

    As the boycott of Qatar by four of its neighbours enters a third calendar year, what is its continuing impact?
    Are the days of the private car really over?

    Are the days of the private car really over?


    Is the "robo-taxis" revolution really on its way? Many readers were doubtful, so we address their...

    Is the "robo-taxis" revolution really on its way? Many readers were doubtful, so we address their counter-arguments.
    Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'

    Making better use of 'surgeons flipping burgers'


    The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of...

    The UN wants a better system for recognising the qualifications and work skills of migrants.
    Smashing through barriers to set up a $2bn tech firm

    Smashing through barriers to set up a $2bn tech firm


    Therese Tucker, the founder of technology firm BlackLine, wasn't going to let any sexism hold her...

    Therese Tucker, the founder of technology firm BlackLine, wasn't going to let any sexism hold her back.
    Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon

    Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon


    The controversial three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up sells e-cigarettes and is now valued at more than $38bn...

    The controversial three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up sells e-cigarettes and is now valued at more than $38bn (£30bn).
    Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'

    Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'


    Data - how it is created, stored, analysed and applied - will be a key theme in 2019, experts...

    Data - how it is created, stored, analysed and applied - will be a key theme in 2019, experts think.