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LVMH Shares Fall Sharply on Earnings Miss

The shares were down more than 6 percent shortly after market opening on Friday.

European Stocks Down in Mid-Morning

Retail and luxury stocks were mostly lower, with LVMH shares leading the way.

De Beers' Operating Profit, Sales Rise in H1

The diamond miner and marketer's first-half figures were boosted by favorable exchange rates.

Amazon Loss Widens to $126M in Q2

Sales for the period ended June 30 shot up 23.2 percent to $19.34 billion from $15.7 billion.

Activewear Stocks Lead Fashion Sector

Under Armour, Lululemon and Anta Sports help push the WWD Global Stock Tracker higher.

Luxottica Posts 11% Net Gain in Q2

Growth accelerated in the period, which also registered an all-time quarterly record in operating margin and free cash flow.

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LVMH Profits Slide on Asia Slump

The French luxury giant reported a 4.3 percent dip in net profits in the six months to June 30 to 1.51 billion euros, or $2.07 billion.

UK Retail Sales Hit 10-Year High in Q2, But Stagnate in June

The sales bolstered expectations that the economy has sustained its swift pace of recovery.

HanesBrands Posts 27.1% Gain in Q2 Profits

Net sales rose 11.9 percent.

Prada Leads Fashion Shares

WWD Global Stock Tracker gains 0.3 percent.

WWD Global Stock Tracker Gains 0.3%

Major global indices end day on an up note.

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