Taking note: the renminbi’s decline to a four-year low weighed on equities and commodities. Photograph: Reuters

The People’s Bank of China sought to dispel fears of a prolonged fall in the renminbi yesterday. The currency fell sharply for a second consecutive da(...)

Clothes are displayed on a mannequin at a Burberry store. The UK’s largest luxury-goods maker reported a 10 per cent increase in first-quarter sales. Photo: Bloomberg

Burberry, the UK’s largest luxury-goods maker, reported a 10 per cent increase in first-quarter sales as increased demand in Europe compensated for we(...)

Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan: one of the shows available on its on-demand service All 4, which evolved from 4oD

Watching on-demand? Don’t be surprised if the advertisers seem to know your name. Channel 4’s on-demand service All 4 will “imminently” roll out an ad(...)

Marks & Spencer:  while other retailers may struggle, shoppers have been clamouring for a 1970s-inspired beige suede skirt from its Limited Edition range. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the fickle business of fashion it’s all about calling the right trends. But even getting the ranges right doesn’t always guarantee a boost to the b(...)

Converse are a little oversubscribed, but still a classic (especially when battered and grubby).

This week we offer inspiration to put a spring in your step in time for that extra hour of daylight on Sunday 29th Gingham If prints had pe(...)

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(...)