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  • Investors—And Consumers—Still Focused on High End Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    The Gap's flagship store in San Francisco

    While the economic data show a recovery in place, it doesn't seem as if the message has gotten through to retailers serving lower- and middle-income consumers.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh Factory Banned by Wal-Mart Still Working Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Retailers Sign Bangladesh Factory Safety Agreement Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    The world's two biggest fashion retailers backed an accord aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's collapse of a Bangladesh factory building.

  • H&M Speeds Up Expansion Despite Profit Miss Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 3:20 AM ET

    H&M, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, posted a slightly bigger drop than expected in first quarter pretax earnings.

  • Zara Owner Taps Fashion-Hungry Asian Customers Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:31 AM ET
    A logo sits above the entrance to a Zara fashion store, operated by Inditex SA, in Barcelona, Spain.

    Zara owner Inditex posted a 22 percent rise in 2012 profit to 2.4 billion euros ($3.13 billion) on Wednesday, shrugging off belt-tightening in home market Spain by tapping fashion-hungry consumers in markets like Asia.

  • Worries Grow as Investors Pile Into Spain Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 6:54 AM ET

    Spain's IBEX 35 Index may have been a laggard last year with a drop of 6 percent but since the announcement of the European Central Bank's bond-buying plan investors have returned to the country and the index has climbed 14 percent.

  • Europe Shares Close Higher on Fed Easing Hopes Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting in the U.S., with investors expecting an announcement on a new treasury purchase plan.

  • Spain's Inditex Posts Nine-Month Profit Up 27% Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:14 AM ET
    A logo sits above the entrance to a Zara fashion store, operated by Inditex SA, in Barcelona, Spain.

    Spain's Zara owner Inditex continued to buck the pain in austerity-wracked Europe on Wednesday, posting nine-month net profit up 27 percent at 1.65 billion euros through its aggressive store-opening program around the world.

  • Move Over Amazon, Here Comes a China Juggernaut Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 9:00 PM ET
    Student in front of an online Taobao shop.

    Millions of Chinese shoppers are turning to the web, fueling a booming $64 billion e-commerce market, as a local player gets set to overtake Amazon as the world's biggest online retailer by 2016.

  • 1 in 4 Spaniards out of work at end of 3rd quarter Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:52 AM ET

    The National Statistics Institute said Friday that 85,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed between July and September, raising the total to 5.78 million. Spain is under pressure to ask for outside aid to help deal with its debts.

  • Hong Kong shares end up 0.3 pct at 2012 closing high Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 24- Hong Kong shares posted a fresh 2012 closing high on Wednesday, buoyed by expectations of more capital inflows into the territory after its de facto central bank moved to weaken the Hong Kong dollar for the fourth time in less than a week.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 24- Mainland Chinese shares rose on Wednesday, outperforming most Asian peers and lifting the Hong Kong market to just short of a year-high after a survey of purchasing managers showed China's economy making a steady recovery. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was down 0.4 percent.

  • Charles Voegele may receive takeover bid-paper Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    ZURICH, Oct 7- Investors are preparing a takeover offer for loss-making Swiss clothing chain Charles Voegele, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The interested part was a retailer from Southern Europe with international ambitions, Der Sonntag said, citing sources close to investors.

  • UK's Oxford Street loses lustre as retailers retreat Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 5- London's Oxford Street, one of world's busiest shopping strips, is suffering from flat-lining demand, signalling that the global economic gloom has spread to leading retail areas.

  • Oct 4- Li& Fung Ltd, a global supplier of apparel, is in advanced talks to buy Synergies Worldwide, a small, New York- based supplier, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The move would help Hong Kong- based Li& Fung gain a better foothold in the fast fashion and discount clothing space.

  • Spain's tax take tumbles as companies go abroad Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:50 AM ET

    MADRID, Oct 3- Spain's corporate tax take has tumbled by almost two thirds from pre-crisis levels as small businesses fail and a growing number of big corporations seek profits abroad to compensate for the prolonged downturn at home.

  • A string of earnings downgrades from European autos and the sector's recent underperformance could open up a cheap entry point for investors, reckons Fabio Di Giansante, senior portfolio manager at Pioneer Funds.

  • Stolen Innocence: Theft of Children's Identity Rising Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    As children head back-to-school, it is a good time to remember that parents should be very careful when they share their children's Social Security numbers. Though you can't completely protect children against identity theft, there are things you can do.