Brand Britain clothes back in fashion

Susie Stone designs couture wedding dresses and bespoke womenswear. She comes from a family that's worked in the British fashion and textile industry for generations. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DESIGNER Feb 16, 2015

Japan recovers, but slower than expected

A tepid recovery for the world's third-largest economy. Japan's GDP coming in at 2.2 percent for October to December, weaker than a Reuters forecast expecting a 3.7-percent increase. The Japanese Feb 16, 2015

East meets West pairing tea and chocolate

Pairing Chinese tea with luxurious chocolates at this Hong Kong workshop. The latest take on having a tea party, as East meets West in a region fast becoming choko-obsessed. Chinese consumption of Feb 16, 2015

S&P closes at record high

Late day momentum driving stocks on Friday. The Dow closing above 18,000, the S&P 500 hit an all-time high, and the Nasdaq another at a 15-year high, an all around good week for the equity markets. Feb 14, 2015

Toymakers playtime pivot

A playtime pivot for top toymakers Mattel and Hasbro re-imagining classic brands for a new generation of kids and parents. The occasion - the 2015 Toy Fair. Hasbro showing off countless Feb 14, 2015

Fifty shades of magnolia for B&Q

B&Q sells around one million metres of rope every year - enough to stretch to the moon and back. Now they're hoping to sell a bit more thanks to a recent publicity stunt. Britain's biggest DIY firm Feb 13, 2015

Coffee sinks Smucker's profit

Coffee has become acidic for J.M. Smucker. Its retail coffee sales, primarily its Folgers brand, fell again in the latest quarter. As a result, the company's sales and profit fell. It hiked prices Feb 13, 2015

Germany leaps ahead but France limping

This is an image France would like to project. A defence industry on the attack with the sale of 24 Rafale warplanes and other equipment to Egypt, its first export customer for the warplane, for a Feb 13, 2015

Africa's largest economies feel the heat

South Africa's parliament descends into chaos. Protesters stormed the building, demanding President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the taxpayers' funds used for a $23 million upgrade of his rural home. Feb 13, 2015

BSE closes points 289.83 up on Feb 13

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 289.83 points up to stand at 29,094.93. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 93.95 points up to stand at 8,805.50. PIIND and MCLEOD RUSSEL INDIA LTD. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.31% and 9.38% along with MRPL and GITANJALI with an increase of 9.05% and 8.82% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include OIL and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 5.33% and 4.62% along with INDIA CEMENTS LTD. and GAIL with a decrease of 4.36% and 3.96% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 208.66 points at 19,586.94 while the banking sector is up 289.73 points at 22,187.50 and the reality sector is down at 16.44 points at 1,721.09. The Indian currency is down 0.2% at Rs 62.18 per dollar. Feb 13, 2015

Germany leaps ahead but France limping

This is an image France would like to project. A defence industry on the attack with the sale of 24 Rafale warplanes and other equipment to Egypt, its first export customer, for a healthy five Feb 13, 2015

Greeks hint at debt hope to EU partners

Optimism on the streets of Athens. "Opportunity for compromise" read one newspaper headline. Greece has agreed to talk to its creditors about a solution to its international bailout. The news could Feb 13, 2015