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 (...)

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Ikea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin. In response to a shift in shopping habits to smaller local stores and the Internet, Ikea opened its first city centre store earlier this year in Germany

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A general view of the inside of Bewley’s Cafe on busy Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

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H&M said sales rose 19 per cent in May, its fastest growth in six months. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The world’s two top fashion retailers, Zara owner Inditex and Hennes & Mauritz, reported strong sales growth today, benefiting from a recovery (...)