Globo Plc is the top performer on London’s FTSE AIM 100 Index this year as a surge in people bringing their own mobile phones to work increases demand for its software in markets from Asia to Latin America.
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, with his shock of white hair, black glasses and leather gloves, will be the center of attention in Paris next Tuesday when he debuts the luxury-goods company’s latest ready-to-wear collection during the city’s Fashion Week.
Estee Lauder Cos. , the maker of Clinique and Bobbi Brown cosmetics, agreed to acquire Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics Inc. to boost sales among women ages 18 to 35, who buy its products in shops such as Sephora.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.