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  • LONDON, May 27- When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify. While Spotify was an inspiration for Morton, other London- based online retail entrepreneurs, like Farfetch founder and CEO José Neves, are using tricks learned from social media to create fashion...

  • *Shoppers spend longer on Zalando, ASOS than most brand sites. BERLIN, May 26- U.S. label Gap Inc's launch on Zalando, Europe's top online fashion retailer, this month has exceeded expectations and Gap children's clothes are already one of the top-selling kids' brands on the site, the German company said. For Gap, using Zalando is a way to expand sales in continental...

  • *Volvo, Asos, SABMiller among firms pursuing natural hedges. Last month it announced plans to build a $500 million plant in the United States, looking past the dollar's current strength to build in a longer-term protection. "We're eliminating short-term currency fluctuations, which are never good for long-term commitment to customers in different regions, and...

  • Retail fuels Europe rally; DAX ends sharply up Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with a surge in retail stocks helping to boost investor sentiment.

  • LONDON, Jan 13- British online fashion retailer ASOS ended a difficult 2014 on a high, with strong demand at home lifting its retail sales over the Christmas period and boosting its shares. ASOS, which lost almost two thirds of its market value last year because of a warehouse fire and three profit warnings, said retail sales in the six weeks to Jan. 9 were up 15 percent,...

  • Fashion focus? Amazon to open huge London studio Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Amazon has said it is planning to open a photography studio in trendy east London, in an effort to become a leader in online fashion retail.

  • ASOS annual profit falls 14% on strong pound Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    British online fashion retailer ASOS posted a 14 percent fall in annual profit after the strength of sterling hit sales growth.

  • Zalando shares rise as much as 12 percent in debut Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:17 AM ET
    Zalando IPO

    Shares in Europe's biggest online fashion retailer Zalando rose 12 percent in their debut on the Frankfurt exchange on Wednesday.

  • Europe shares close down ahead of Fed, Scotland Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    European shares closed lower with investors looking ahead to a key Federal Reserve policy meeting this week as well as a referendum on Scottish independence.

  • European shares close flat; Asos surges Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    European shares closed flat-to-higher on Wednesday as investors considered the possibility of more monetary easing in the euro zone.

  • Asos has resumed trading after it was forced to suspend orders following a suspected arson attack at its main warehouse.

  • ASOS shares nosedive on profit warning Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
  • Europe shares close up on ECB; Asos plummets 30% Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    European shares closed higher, as investors digested the raft of stimulus measures announced by the ECB.

  • Europe shares close higher for seventh-straight day Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Wednesday, after positive U.S. jobs data helped to boost global sentiment further.

  • E-commerce revolution drives Europe's IPO rush Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    European retailers are flocking to list in 2014, but traditional high-street chains have been replaced by the online, discount and convenience players that are shaking up shopping.

  • Investors bet against UK retailers Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    Retail stocks in the U.K. have seen a spike in short-selling since the start of the year, according to financial research firm Markit.

  • Next stop China...then the rest of the world: Asos CEO Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    Asos will look to other global economies after launching a Chinese-language website, Nick Robertson, CEO of the online retailer told CNBC.

  • Europe rallies to close higher after Fed surprise Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    European shares pared gains but closed higher on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.

  • Europe Close Lower on Central Bank Fears Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. markets.

  • Futures Climb After S&P 500 Slumps 1% Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday, looking to bounce back after major averages slumped 1 percent in the previous session, as Europe markets gained and Asia markets trimmed earlier losses.