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20 ноября, 09:01

UK shoppers expected to cut back this Christmas

First dip in consumer spending for five years predicted by research for Visa but online sales are forecast to increaseBritish shoppers could spend less on Christmas for the first time since 2012, as a fall in real wages and continuing economic uncertainty put a brake on celebrations.A slump in spending on Christmas getaways, as well as cutbacks on clothing and household goods, are expected to result in a 0.1% dip in UK spending during the key shopping period of November and December, according to research compiled by IHS Markit for Visa, the card provider. Continue reading...

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18 ноября, 13:00

Asos overtakes M&S – is this the UK high street's Tesla moment?

Online fashion firm tops Marks & Spencer’s market valuation of £4.88bn as shopping stalwarts stumble and internet retailers thriveMarks & Spencer has been usurped by online rival Asos in what has been described as the high street’s “Tesla moment” as old retailing stalwarts get overtaken by new online rivals.The 17-year-old fashion website has been biting at M&S’s heels for several months but on Friday its shares gained 2%, boosting its market value to £4.89bn, making it a more valuable business than the 133-year-old high street giant, now worth £4.88bn, according to Reuters data revealing the number of shares in issue. Continue reading...

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15 ноября, 09:00

Sober and cautious: M&S spring style mirrors mood in the boardroom

Next season’s long sleeves, midi lengths and muted tones showcase prudent aesthetic in challenging times for retailerThe Marks & Spencer fashion showcase operates on three levels. It is a sneak peek of the choice pieces which will be on sale next season. It is a litmus test as to which catwalk trends will break out of the high-fashion bubble and make it big on the high street. Lastly – and this is why it is viewed with interest beyond the fashion world – it is a biannual insight into the self-image and strategy of a retail giant. Twice a year the mood in the M&S boardroom – bullish or timid, experimental or nostalgic – is spelt out in hemlines, price points and colour combinations. Related: Asos poised to overtake M&S in 'seminal moment' for UK fashion Continue reading...

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15 ноября, 00:45

Asia's Richest Families 2017: How Kenneth Lo Went From Rags To Riches

The less visible side of Law family wealth is cut from a different cloth: its Crystal International apparel manufacturing arm stitches garments for a host of famous labels: Uniqlo, H&M, Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, Marks & Spencer, Puma, North Face, Levi's, Gap and Under Armour.

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14 ноября, 13:13

Paddington does not get sworn at in Christmas ad for M&S, says watchdog

Ad caused social media furore after some viewers misheard words ‘thank you, little bear’It’s official: Marks & Spencer’s Christmas ad does not feature Paddington bear being sworn at, according to the UK advertising watchdog.M&S’s festive campaign features the accident-prone Paddington mistaking a bearded burglar for Santa Claus. The lovable bear ends up helping the criminal, played by the actor Mark Benton, return presents he stole and gives him a marmalade sandwich in a final gesture of generous Christmas spirit. Continue reading...

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12 ноября, 12:59

Paddington and the Law of Unintended Consequences | David Mitchell

M&S’s Christmas advert has Britain’s favourite bear hugging a criminal while McDonald’s unwittingly casts McNuggets in an unsavoury lightThe new M&S advert may not, I’m sorry to say, be as conducive as its producers hoped to the spirit of Christmas. On the face of it, it’s sweet enough: very much a Christmas advert of the new school. No mention of M&S products, no “Massive boxes of Chrissy Chocs going cheap!” yelled in a persuasive voice. No scenes in the shop: “I’m looking for a present for a disliked uncle and I’m on a tight budget!” “This way, madam – these cardigans look much better than they really are!” Not even an idealised depiction of a shopping street with thickly falling fake snow.No, as is the current fashion, they’ve gone with the heartwarming yuletide fable format, as pioneered by Charles Dickens and then at long last given a capitalist raison d’etre a century and a half later by John Lewis. It’s set on Christmas Eve, in a quiet street near sleepy, snow-covered Primrose Hill – the closest Marks is a Simply Food in Camden – and it features the lovable Paddington Bear, the second phase of whose sensitive reboot is certain to be the star atop the glittering tree of our cinemas’ seasonal offering. So far so adjective. But adjective is a noun! So far so nounlike. Festive! That’s it. Continue reading...

08 ноября, 21:00

Рынок РФ не нашел сил и поводов для заметного продолжения роста

Вышедшие утром данные по торговому балансу Китая оказались неоднозначными. Темпы роста объемов экспорта замедлились с 8,1% годом ранее до 6,9%, при том, что ждали снижения до 7,2%. Прирост импорта также снизился, но гораздо меньше прогнозов. Было 18,6%, ждали 16%, получили 17,2%. В итоге сальдо торгового баланса выросло с 28,61 млрд. долл. до 38,17 млрд. долл. против ожидания подъема до 39,50 млрд. долл. Крупный британский ритейлер одежды Marks & Spencer Group заявил о снижении прибыли за первое полугодие фискального 2018 г. с 231,3 млн фунтов стерлингов до 219,1 млн фунтов при средних прогнозах аналитиков на уровне 201 млн фунтов. Выручка при этом увеличилась с 4,99 млрд фунтов до 5,13 млрд фунтов. Немецкая энергетическая компания E.ON представила финансовые результаты за третий квартал 2017 года. Чистая прибыль в отчетном периоде составила 3,71 млрд евро (4,3 млрд.

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08 ноября, 20:26

M&S tries to reinvent itself – but things are always happening to it | Nils Pratley

Like Paddington Bear, Marks & Spencer’s good intentions are often frustrated by events – in its case, tough trading conditionsPaddington Bear, the star of Marks & Spencer’s Christmas ad, always kept a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergency. M&S itself just reaches for another restructuring.The latest rejig is not the full sandwich, it should be said. Chief executive Steve Rowe is merely accelerating the store closure programme and making the expansion of Simply Food simply slower. Continue reading...

08 ноября, 15:23

Компания Marks & Spencer отчиталась о снижении полугодовой прибыли

Британский ритейлер одежды Marks & Spencer Group зафиксировал снижение прибыли за первое полугодие фискального 2018 г. в связи с продолжающимся падением продаж. Так, за шесть месяцев с окончанием 30 сентября скорректированная доналоговая прибыль компании сократилась с 231,3 млн фунтов стерлингов до 219,1 млн фунтов ($288,1 млн) при средних прогнозах аналитиков на уровне 201 млн фунтов. Выручка за рассматриваемый период, между тем, увеличилась с 4,99 млрд фунтов до 5,13 млрд фунтов. При этом сопоставимые продажи подразделения пищевых продуктов снизились на 0,1% при среднерыночных прогнозах роста на 4,4%, а аналогичный показатель подразделения одежды снизился на 0,7%, тогда как аналитики в среднем ожидали уменьшения на 1,4%.

08 ноября, 15:09

Компания Marks & Spencer отчиталась о снижении полугодовой прибыли

Британский ритейлер одежды Marks & Spencer Group зафиксировал снижение прибыли за первое полугодие фискального 2018 г. в связи с продолжающимся падением продаж. Так, за шесть месяцев с окончанием 30 сентября скорректированная доналоговая прибыль компании сократилась с 231,3 млн фунтов стерлингов до 219,1 млн фунтов ($288,1 млн) при средних прогнозах аналитиков на уровне 201 млн фунтов. Выручка за рассматриваемый период, между тем, увеличилась с 4,99 млрд фунтов до 5,13 млрд фунтов. При этом сопоставимые продажи подразделения пищевых продуктов снизились на 0,1% при среднерыночных прогнозах роста на 4,4%, а аналогичный показатель подразделения одежды снизился на 0,7%, тогда как аналитики в среднем ожидали уменьшения на 1,4%.

08 ноября, 14:31

Основные фондовые индексы Европы начали день с небольшого повышения

Европейские фондовые индексы немного повысились в среду утром, в то время как инвесторы сосредоточились на отчетах о доходах и следили за визитом президента Дональда Трампа в Азию. Общеевропейский индекс Stoxx 600 немного вырос, на 0,09 процента, при этом большинство секторов двигались на положительной территории. Акции коммунального сектора были топ-исполнителями в начале торгов на фоне отчетов по прибыли и новостях о слияниях. Британская фирма SSE и Innogy заявили, что объединят свой британский розничный энергетический бизнес. Акции SSE выросли на 3,2 процента. Акции сектора бытовых товаров также выросли на отчетах о доходах. В частности, Ubisoft вырос на 6 процента после публикации продаж за второй квартал, которые оказались выше прогнозов. Банковские акции упали более чем на полпроцента, также на фоне отчетов о прибыли. Французский банк Credit Agricole упал примерно на 4 процента после публикации более низкой чистой прибыли. Акции Marks & Spencer выросли более чем на 4 процента в среду после объявления о прибыли до налогообложения, которая была немного выше прогнозов, хотя и ниже, чем год назад. Подразделения одежды и предметов домашнего обихода столкнулись с трудностями, в то время как отделы продуктов питания и международного бизнеса выросли. Акции Persimmon упали более чем на 2 процента в начале торгов, хотя домостроитель сказал, что форвардные продажи после 2017 года выросли на 10 процентов, и он продал все свои акции за текущий год, сообщает Reuters. Британская фирма приобрела более 5 500 новых участков в третьем квартале этого года. Vonovia сообщила, что ее доход от аренды был выше на 8,1 процента за первые девять месяцев года. Акции немецкой компании по недвижимости немного выросли. На более широкой основе, инвесторы будут следить за развитием событий в Саудовской Аравии, где борьба с коррупцией привела к нескольким арестам высших должностных лиц. В понедельник Королевство также обвинило Иран в том, что он стоит за атакой баллистических ракет, совершенной в Йемене, что вызывает напряженность в регионе. В другом месте Трамп обратился к Северной Корее с требованием избежать «фатального просчета». Сообщение было получено в то время, когда президент продолжает свою 12-дневную поездку в Азию. На текущий момент: FTSE 7516.12 3.01 0.04% DAX 13363.56 -15.71 -0.12% CAC 5465.53 -15.11 -0.28% Информационно-аналитический отдел TeleTradeИсточник: FxTeam

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08 ноября, 13:21

Marks & Spencer shares up 1.5%, turning higher in volatile trade

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08 ноября, 11:20

UK firms expect higher pay rises, as Brexit hits investment plans - as it happened

All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest trade figures from China and a Bank of England Agents reportLatest: UK companies expect higher pay rises in 2018Worries about future trading hit business spendingEarlier:Wall Street banks: we’re near Brexit ‘point of no return’Chinese exports fell last monthUS trade gap still wide as Trump arrives in China 7.05pm GMT And finally..... Sky News has an interesting tale about Brexit and the banking sector....Here’s a flavour:The boss of JPMorgan‎ warned Theresa May and Philip Hammond on Wednesday that the French government is intensifying efforts to lure British banking jobs across the Channel, even as he hailed greater clarity about the UK’s post-Brexit planning.Sky News has learnt that Jamie Dimon, the Wall Street banking giant’s ‎chairman and chief executive, held private talks with the Prime Minister and Chancellor in Downing Street on Wednesday.Exclusive: JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon warned May, Hammond of French raid on City jobs during Downing St talks today. https://t.co/3c6JW5pYAd 6.58pm GMT Here’s our news story about the pressure building on UK wages as firms struggle to find staff: Related: Shortage of factory workers starts to push up pay rates Continue reading...

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08 ноября, 11:08

New M&S chair promises new radical shake-up to fix ‘drifting’ business

Archie Norman’s comments come amid plans to extend cost-cutting drive, as inflation hits profit margins and online competition intensifiesThe new chairman of Marks & Spencer has accused the struggling store chain of “drifting” for more than 15 years and pledged to lead a radical shake-up of the business.“This business has been drifting, underfulfilling its customer promise not for five years, not 10 years but 15 years and maybe beyond,” said the M&S chairman, Archie Norman, of the company’s serial financial underperformance under successive management teams. Continue reading...

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08 ноября, 11:03

Marks and Spencer shares down 1.6%, turning lower in early trade

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08 ноября, 10:31

Primark's sales jump despite squeeze on high street spending

Value fashion chain’s underlying operating profit likely to beat Marks & Spencer as it boosts its slice of the womenswear marketValue fashion chain Primark continues to win new customers from rivals and has unveiled sales growth of more than 6%.Strong sales of homewares, childrenswear, beauty products and licensed merchandise such as Beauty & the Beast and Harry Potter branded items all helped the cut-price chain put on a strong performance over the summer. Continue reading...

07 ноября, 11:27

UK retail sales falter in 'meagre' October, but house prices climb – as it happened

All the day’s economic and financial news, including a worrying drop in non-food sales in the UK and the Halifax’s house price surveyLatest: John Lewis sales fell again last weekHalifax says house prices jumped by 4.5% in OctoberUK retail sales fell 1% in OctoberNon-food sales worst hit 6.11pm GMT This mornings’s weak retail sales report helped to deprive us of another record closing high on the FTSE 100.The blue-chip closed down 49 points at 7513. Other European markets also dropped.European Closing Prices:#FTSE 7513.11 -0.65%#DAX 13379.27 -0.66%#CAC 5480.64 -0.48%#MIB 22962.59 -0.18%#IBEX 10230.7 -0.83%#FTSE closing prices#FTSE100 7,513.11 -49.17 (-0.65%)#FTSE250 20,307.11 -125.49 (-0.61%)#FTSEAIM100 5,377.07 +4.05 (+0.08%) 4.27pm GMT SSE’s hopes of combining its UK operations with nPower could fall foul of comjpetition authorities.Neil Wilson of ETX Capital reckons these concerns could sink the deal.Cutting the big six down to a big five would hardly help competition, which is exactly what the government wants. A merger would create the UK’s largest household energy supplier with a 24% market share, ahead of British Gas’s 22%.The problem and arguably the rationale is that the big six are losing customers at a record pace to smaller suppliers. Smaller suppliers now account for more than 8% of market share, up from 1% just three years ago, according to Ofgem data. The big six also face a hit from price caps – consolidation has its appeal in this kind of environment – just look at the gambling industry’s raft of deals.Npower has been on the ropes for some time, racking up losses and losing customers quickly following well documented customer service troubles and higher costs. Cost cutting has been severe but not enough to full offset worsening market conditions and reduced margins. Profits in the first half fell 114% from a year ago and it’s on course for a third consecutive annual loss. Years of problems have led to restructuring but it’s clearly not working quickly enough. Continue reading...

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07 ноября, 03:01

M&S Christmas ad uses Paddington Bear to target family audience

Campaign, which makes debut on Tuesday, is linked to 90 products and has charity tie-in, echoing tactics used by John LewisMarks & Spencer has followed the John Lewis festive playbook with a Paddington Bear-fronted Christmas campaign that embraces instore events, cuddly toys and a charity tie-in.“Paddington and the Christmas Visitor” will be linked to 90 products including a £12 soft toy version of Paddington and a £42 duffel coat. An expected £200,000 in profits from one of the items – a £3 book – will go to the NSPCC to help fund its Childline service. Continue reading...

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05 ноября, 18:19

Not just for over-55s! M&S chairman says chain needs younger clothing

Internal report of Archie Norman’s comments during store visit comes as underperforming retailer looks poised to launch tougher turnaround planThe new Marks & Spencer chairman Archie Norman has told senior managers that the retailer needs to cut clothing prices and that too much of its fashion is aimed at the over-55s.During a recent store visit, Norman, who was in charge at Asda when it launched its George clothing ranges, told staff that M&S needed to attract women in their thirties as well as women in their fifties, according to an internal document seen by the Guardian. Continue reading...

05 ноября, 10:00

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but will the shoppers go too?

Retailers must be finding it hard to be optimistic about Christmas trading amid dire reports of households feeling the pinchChristmas is still seven weeks away, but, unsurprisingly, that does not stop retailers getting into the festive spirit early in the hope to attract crowds to the tills. On Tuesday, singer Rita Ora will turn on the Christmas lights on Oxford Street to mark the beginning of the festivities, close to Marks & Spencer’s Marble Arch branch. But will it be a merry Christmas for retailers?This week both M&S and Sainsbury’s will announce half-year results at an uncertain time for the high street. A recent survey from the CBI showed high street sales falling at their fastest rate since the height of the recession in 2009 as inflation causes households to put the brakes on spending. The cost of groceries, clothes and electronics has been rising since the Brexit vote last year, piling pressure on shoppers. Continue reading...