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Hennes & Mauritz says March sales rose 29 percent on warmer weather

Fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, which last month introduced a range of clothing co-designed by pop star Madonna, said Monday that March sales rose 29 percent as the company benefited from warmer weather and opened new stores.

Like for like sales - or sales at stores open for at least a year - rose 17 percent, the company said in a statement. H&M did not provide specific financial figures.

The number of stores came to 1,386 as of March 31, compared with 1,216 on the same date in 2006. The company said last month its first-quarter net profit rose 27 percent as expansion helped boost sales.

H&M shares gained 2 percent to 438.5 kronor (US$63.92; EUR47.27) in Stockholm.

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

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The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
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