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  • Economic Woes Weigh on Euro Earnings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 4:16 AM ET

    Despite Tele2's forecast-beating results and Julius Baer's smaller-than-anticipated profit loss, earnings around Europe met analysts' forecasts on Wednesday.

  • Even the Wealthy Are Being Prudent Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:24 AM ET

    The music doesn't sound so sweet over at high-end audio-visual equipment maker Bang & Olufsen. The Danish company announced a downgrade on profit expectations for the year this morning.

  • LVMH Wins Compensation from eBay for Fakes Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:07 AM ET

    A French court ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros ($61 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, in a ruling immediately appealed by the online auction website.

  • Investing in a Tough European Retail Environment Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    UK retailers took a beating Thursday as Home Retail and Carphone Warehouse struck a more pessimistic tone about the prospects of consumer spending.

  • Big Swiss Stocks for Your Portfolio Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Switzerland’s leading stock index, the SMI, has fallen more than 21 percent over the last twelve months, but investment opportunities are emerging with certain large-cap well-positioned stocks such as Roche and Swatch, Maximilian Muench, head of Swiss equities research at UBS told CNBC.

  • Tiffany Profit Beats View, Hikes Outlook Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:01 AM ET
    Tiffany

    Tiffany posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit Friday, boosted by strong sales in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and to tourists at its Manhattan flagship store, and the U.S. jeweler raised its full-year outlook, pushing its shares up 4 percent.

  • Coach to Make Aggressive Push into China Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    U.S. handbag maker Coach says the China region will make up over 4 percent of its turnover by 2013 as it expands into 100 cities across the country over the next 10 to 15 years, betting its increasingly well-heeled consumers will demand more brand-name products.

  • Coach to Buy Retail Business From Distributor Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:14 PM ET

    U.S. handbag maker Coach on Wednesday said it will acquire its own domestic retail businesses in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China from its current distributor, the ImagineX group.

  • Sell Block: Coach Gets Sprung Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    Not everything in retail is for sale. Find out why Cramer has changed his mind on this high-end stock.

  • Ebay to Cut 125 Jobs in Europe, North America Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    EBay said Thursday it is cutting 125 jobs in Europe and North America, including 70 positions at the online auctioneer's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

  • Tele Atlas Shares Rally on TomTom Takeover Hopes Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    Shares in digital map maker Tele Atlas rallied on Thursday on hopes EU regulators will approve its 2.9 billion euro ($4.48 billion) takeover by TomTom, Europe's largest maker of car navigation devices.

  • BMW Targets Higher 2008 Profit Despite Headwinds Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    BMW, the world's largest premium carmaker, forecast higher underlying profit in 2008 asit keeps margins at its core automotive business at least steady despite high raw material costs and a strong euro.

  • Swatch CEO Upbeat on 2008, Despite Gold, Currencies Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 5:16 AM ET

    Watchmaker Swatch Group gave an upbeat outlook for 2008 on Friday, helped by the Olympic Games, despite headwinds from currency swings and soaring raw material prices.

  • PPR Net Profit Jumps, Expects More Gains in 2008 Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    French retailer PPR said on Wednesday 2007 net profit rose 34.6 percent, helped by strong results at its luxury and African trading divisions and its acquisition of German sportswear group Puma.

  • Dior Maker LVMH's 2007 Net Profit Rises 8% Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 6:02 AM ET

    LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods group, brushed aside concerns that a U.S. recession could dent its performance but sounded more cautious about 2008 as it unveiled an 8 percent rise in 2007 net profit.

  • Richemont Sales Rise 8%, Miss Forecast Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 4:07 AM ET

    Richemont, the world's second-largest luxury goods group, narrowly missed forecasts on Wednesday with an 8 percent rise in third-quarter sales, and said demand "slowed somewhat" in Japan and the United States in December.

  • Tiffany Cuts Outlook After Holiday Sales Decline Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 10:44 AM ET
    The Tiffany & Co. store in New York City.

    Jeweler Tiffany cut its fiscal-year earnings outlook Friday as same-store sales fell 2 percent in the United States during the November-December holiday period.

  • Tiffany's Profit Tops Estimates; Raises Forecast Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    Jeweler Tiffany reported a sharp increase in third-quarter profit Friday, boosted by a gain from the sale of its Tokyo flagship store, and raised its full-year profit forecast.

  • Gucci Sees Double-Digit 2007 Growth, New Asia Stores Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

    Luxury goods maker Gucci, owned by French retailer PPR sees double-digit growth in 2007 and aims to open more stores in Asia and eastern Europe, the label's chief executive, Mark Lee, said on Tuesday.

  • Burberry Says Sales Rise, But Is Cautious on Weak Yen Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 2:41 AM ET

    Burberry, the British luxury goods company, saw its total revenue rise 19 percent in the first half broadly in line with analyst expectations and helped by a rapid opening of new stores.