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Kazakh graphic designer, model Aya Shalkar opens hearts with Ash Wear

Kazakhstani model, graphic designer and popular Instagramer Ayaulym Shalkar has presented her debut collection of minimalistic clothing.

Kazakh graphic designer, model Aya Shalkar opens hearts with Ash Wear
Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40

The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
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Australia's Treasury Wines rejects $2.85 bn takeover offer

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates on Tuesday revealed it received a Aus$3.05 billion (US$2.85 billion) takeover bid from US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and rejected it as too low.

Australia's Treasury Wines rejects $2.85 bn takeover offer
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China's Xiaomi leads Asia's low-cost smartphone drive

Xiaomi may be little known outside China, but the fast-growing smartphone maker is at the forefront of a new wave of Asian brands challenging the dominance of Apple and Samsung with high-spec, low-price phones.

China's Xiaomi leads Asia's low-cost smartphone drive
Handbags for big bucks: the latest global auction craze
Handbags for big bucks: the latest global auction craze

The bargains start below $150 and the most expensive go for more than $100,000: designer handbags are the latest craze taking global auction houses by storm and fetching record prices.

Handbags for big bucks: the latest global auction craze
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Rompetrol Group renamed to KazMunaiGas International

The Rompetrol Group is being renamed to KazMunaiGas International.

Rompetrol Group renamed to KazMunaiGas International
Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle
Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle

Nike will supply the kit for more teams than Adidas for the first time ever at this year's World Cup finals.

Football: Nike overtake Adidas in World Cup teams battle
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New Louis Vuitton designer is star of Paris fashion

Four months after Paris fashion bid farewell to Marc Jacobs, the man who transformed Louis Vuitton into a global style giant, all eyes will next week be on his successor.

New Louis Vuitton designer is star of Paris fashion
Big brands parade but Milan fashion fest looks beyond
Big brands parade but Milan fashion fest looks beyond

With big brands defending their dominance and the fashion press wary of taking a gamble, new designers sometimes struggled to be heard in Milan but Vogue Italia's editor told AFP that is all in the past.

Big brands parade but Milan fashion fest looks beyond
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Hope for recovery as Milan fashion week kicks off

Italy's top luxury brands show off their latest collections at Milan Fashion Week starting on Wednesday with high hopes for a recovery of the sector this year even amid the latest government crisis.

Hope for recovery as Milan fashion week kicks off
New York kicks off 2014 fashion week season
New York kicks off 2014 fashion week season

New York Fashion Week explodes onto a snowy Manhattan Thursday, kicking off the fall/winter 2014 season with a new look and 300 catwalk presentations before the industry shows head to Europe.

New York kicks off 2014 fashion week season
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Forbes magazine publisher seeks buyer

Forbes Media, the family-owned group known for its business magazine which chronicles great wealth, said Friday it is up for sale.

Forbes magazine publisher seeks buyer
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Victoria Beckham wants to create fashion 'empire'

Victoria Beckham, the one-time pop star who is now one of the most courted designers at the upcoming New York Fashion Week, says she has even bigger plans for her eponymous brand.

Victoria Beckham wants to create fashion 'empire'
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US fines Wyeth $490.9 mn for illegal drug marketing

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has pleaded guilty to misbranding a drug that prevents the rejection of organ transplants and agreed to pay $490.9 million.

US fines Wyeth $490.9 mn for illegal drug marketing
Spanish shirt-seller is world's third-richest man
Spanish shirt-seller is world's third-richest man

The recession ravaging Spain's economy has not held back Amancio Ortega, a railwayman's son from Galicia, who has just leaped to third place in Forbes magazine's listing of the richest people in the world.

Spanish shirt-seller is world's third-richest man
Kim Jong-Un and the mystery smartphone
Kim Jong-Un and the mystery smartphone

A picture of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un with a smartphone has triggered fevered speculation about which brand is favoured by the leader of one of the world's most repressive nations.

Kim Jong-Un and the mystery smartphone
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Hostess selects lead bidders after $410 mn offer

Twinkie manufacturer Hostess said Wednesday it had chosen a joint offer from investment firms C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC as the lead bid to buy the popular snack maker.

Hostess selects lead bidders after $410 mn offer
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Japanese Ministop brand taps into Kazakhstan market

International network of combo stores under Japanese brand Ministop has entered the Kazakhstan market. The first combo store opened in Almaty on January 18.

Japanese Ministop brand taps into Kazakhstan market
Burberry dazzles London Fashion Week despite gloomy outlook
Burberry dazzles London Fashion Week despite gloomy outlook

Luxury British label Burberry dazzled a star-studded crowd with colourful metalics, corsets and capes at the most anticipated show of London Fashion Week -- despite a gloomy profit warning.

Burberry dazzles London Fashion Week despite gloomy outlook
Louboutin wins appeal over red soles fight with YSL
Louboutin wins appeal over red soles fight with YSL

French shoemaker Christian Louboutin can trademark his famous red soles, a US court ruled Wednesday, reversing a ruling that would have allowed rival Yves Saint Laurent to paint its outsoles scarlet.

Louboutin wins appeal over red soles fight with YSL