BRITISH retailers failed to increase their Christmas sales for the first time since the depths of the global financial crisis a decade ago, adding to signs of an economic slowdown ahead of Brexit...

[LONDON] Morrisons, Britain's fourth largest supermarket group, missed Christmas sales forecasts as weak consumer demand hit its retail and wholesale businesses....

IT would be fair to call my home decor aesthetic the opposite of a Pottery Barn catalog. In theory, I would love to live in a Pottery Barn catalog, but in practice, I'm too much of a pack rat...

[LONDON] The number of shoppers in Britain visiting stores on the day after Christmas fell again this year, data showed on Thursday, underscoring how what was once a key date for retailers has...

[LONDON] The number of British shoppers hitting the post-Christmas sales dipped by 4.2 per cent year-on-year on Wednesday, offering no relief for struggling stores that had already discounted...

[ZURICH] French insurer AXA's 4,300 Swiss employees mistakenly got double their normal December salaries in a Christmas surprise that quickly fell flat when they learned they would not be allowed...

[LONDON] Britain's Queen Elizabeth will say in her Christmas message that the festival's message of peace and goodwill needs to be heeded as much as ever, and people should respect each...

AT SOLOMON Chakauya's grocery store in Zimbabwe's Chinamhora district outside Harare, there's no sign of the seasonal Christmas rush that he needs to keep his business afloat....

COME December and Ghana's coastal capital, Accra, is abuzz with people celebrating the holidays over a glass of Kokroko, pito or palm wine....

TWO years ago, I came into work on Dec 1 to find a bag on my desk labelled "Karen's Christmas Intervention". It contained many Christmas-themed gifts and challenges - such as...