Apple has halted online sales in Russia -- just three weeks after boosting the price of an iPhone 6 by about 25 per cent to 39,990 rubles. The value of that iPhone sale when converted into dollars already has plummeted to about $585 from $847. (Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi)

As one of 144 million Russian consumers that companies from Apple to Renault are trying to reach, university professor Elena Grekhnyova is feeling the(...)

This being the second last weekend before Christmas and the height of the shopping frenzy, here’s how to do it in ladylike style before panic sets in

This being the second last weekend before Christmas and the height of the shopping frenzy, here’s how to do it in ladylike style before panic sets in.(...)

Michael Jeffries stirred controversy when he said Abercrombie’s clothes were not meant for “fat” people. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Abercrombie & Fitch Co chief executive Michael Jeffries, who transformed the logo-centric clothing retailer from a drab sports brand into a fashio(...)

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Za Clothing, the main Inditex company in Ireland that operates nine Zara stores, saw net profits fell from €5.3 million to just over €3 million

Inditex, the Spanish retailing giant that owns the Zara group, says it plans to open more Irish stores when it finds suitable outlets. The grou(...)

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“Electronics is becoming more like the fashion industry. It must be fresher, cleaner, more aesthetic.” Blaine Callard, CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland, at the retailer’s store at Airside Retail Park.Photograph: Alan Betson

In a corner of Harvey Norman’s Dublin head office, there is a bottle of champagne the size of a fire extinguisher. It lies in a glass case bearing an (...)

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 (...)

John Mullins, associate professor of management at London Business School

Getting your exciting start-up business fully funded by venture capitalists may be the Holy Grail for some entrepreneurs but not everyone agrees. John(...)

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