KPMG head of actuarial services Brian Morrissey: “Telematics, using both claims and more relevant driver data, can change the pricing of insurance from homogeneous customer groups to individualisation with scope for better and fairer pricing.”

Careful drivers could be in for some welcome news thanks to new technologies which will make it easier for insurance companies to reward them for thei(...)

Shares fall despite reports that the year “has gotten off to a good start”. Photograph: EPA

Hennes and Mauritz AB (H&M) said the stronger US dollar will weigh on costs this year, taking the shine from results showing the steepest gain in (...)

British online fashion retailer Asos believes it can reach its target of £2.5 billion in annual sales by 2020, with price cuts helping to reignite gro(...)

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Q I am a woman in my 30s and I have just started exercising for the first time in my life. It is hell. Puffing and wobbling up the road while every(...)

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Jennie and Grace McGinn, two-thirds of fashion website OPSH, are sitting in a small Vietnamese cafe in London’s Shoreditch. Fresh after a day of me(...)

Shares in Zara owner Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer by sales, fell 2.1 per cent today. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Zara owner Inditex suffered a worse-than-expected fall in its second-quarter margins as trading in its lucrative overseas markets turned tougher. Its (...)

Asos said retail sales increased 15 per cent to £240 million in the three months to August 31st, its fiscal fourth quarter

Online fashion retailer Asos cautioned significant investment would prevent profits from growing in 2014-15, after sales slowed again in the fourth qu(...)

Website homepage of online retailer Just Eat. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Hungry diners swapping takeaway menus for tablet computers helped pretax profits at Just Eat almost treble in the online takeaway group’s maiden half-(...)

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Image of the week: Go to gate Soon there will be no more Heathrow Terminal 1 circle of hell for Aer Lingus passengers flying to Ireland. The airl(...)

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Chinese ecommerce giant is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a $170 billion valuation. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a sky-high $170 billion valuation(...)