European Markets Advance

Retail and luxury stocks were mostly on the uptick, as well, in mid-morning trading on Thursday.

Richemont Leads Retreat on WWD Global Stock Tracker

Group of 100 global fashion, retail and beauty stocks down 0.3% to 101.02.

Jimmy Choo to Pledge Industry-Beating Growth in Expected IPO

The upmarket shoe maker will decide in the coming days whether it goes ahead with the initial public offering.

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Neiman Marcus Comps Up, But Costs Hit Bottom Line

Registers net loss in period on charges related to October acquisition.

Currency Effects Weigh on Zara

Europe’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex SA, said first-half profits fell 2.4 percent as the strong euro put a dent in its foreign revenues.

Johann Rupert Returns, is Named Richemont Chairman

The company reported sales slowed to 1 percent in the first five months.

Edward Lampert Loan Stirs Fears Over Sears

The firm's stock fell to a new 52-week low after its chairman and chief executive officer loaned the retailer $400 million.

Sears Stock Drops 9.4%

New $400 million loan shakes investors in the company, which logged the worst performance in the WWD Global Stock Tracker.

Sears Obtains $400M Loan From Edward Lampert

Entities affiliated with Sears Holdings Corp. have entered into a loan from affiliates of ESL Investments, of which Lampert is the sole stockholder.

Ann Inc. Rebuffs Latest Hedge Fund Push

Neither the investment community nor management was moved by the second push by activist investors to effect a sale of the retail chain.

Alibaba Worried About Facebook IPO as Considered Nasdaq vs NYSE

Nasdaq tried to persuade Alibaba that it had fixed the problem, the sources said, but it is not clear whether they were swayed.

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