Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

Cat  wearing a “Tsunagaru Col” gadget. Photograph: Reuters/Yuya Shino
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Image of the week: Connected cats This poor cat is wearing a “Tsunagaru Col” gadget, next to a smart phone displaying the connected app, at the(...)

‘It seems that you need to spend purely for the sake of spending, and that is just unhealthy. Put down the credit card.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Q Christmas is over and the sales are almost over. I really want to get started buying clothes for spring and summer now, but there’s nothing summe(...)

Burberry said Asia-Pacific delivered low single-digit percentage growth compared to double-digit growth in the previous six months

Burberry warned on Wednesday that a fall in sales in the key market of Hong Kong in the last quarter of 2014 could impact its full-year margin.Pro-de(...)

The fashion company said trading remained tough, “with pockets of weakness in Europe”. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

British luxury brand Burberry said the impact of foreign exchange rates would fade after weighing on profit and sales in the first half of its financi(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

British luxury handbag maker Mulberry cut its profit forecast for the third time this year. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Even as a new report showed that global wealth had jumped to a record $263 trillion, shares in two of Britain’s biggest luxury goods groups were takin(...)

Nice moves in the airlines, with Aer Lingus and Ryanair both climbing.Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A rebound on Wall Street buoyed global equity markets yesterday, but lingering anxiety over world economic growth pushed US and German bond prices hi(...)

Burberry warned that conditions in some of its markets, including China, had worsened in its second quarter, overshadowing a 14 per cent increase in the group’s first-half sales.

Britain’s top equity index hovered near 15-month lows, as gloomy trading updates from luxury goods companies Burberry and Mulberry knocked back the ma(...)

 Payment by tweets will be managed via BPCE’s S-Money service, which allows money transfers via text message and relies on the credit-card industry’s data security standards. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

One of France’s largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Gro(...)