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H&M slows profits slump in Q1

World number two clothes retailer H&M has reported a smaller than expected fall in Q1 profits, despite lower sales in March. The company blames

World number two clothes retailer H&M has reported a smaller than expected fall in Q1 profits, despite lower sales in March. The company blames

Business

Zara owner Inditex to slow shop openings in online sales move

Inditex, the owner of brands Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, is to slow the pace of new shop openings as it moves more towards online sales.

Inditex, the owner of brands Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka, is to slow the pace of new shop openings as it moves more towards online sales.

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Pope Francis in Prato denounces exploitation of migrant workers

Pope Francis on a visit to Prato, a small town near Florence, denounced the exploitation of migrant workers and the sweatshop conditions many are

Pope Francis on a visit to Prato, a small town near Florence, denounced the exploitation of migrant workers and the sweatshop conditions many are

Business

South African goes on safari in Britain as Brait buys New Look

One of the British high streets’ biggest names New Look has been hunted down by South African investment heavyweight Brait. The chain has 600 shops

One of the British high streets’ biggest names New Look has been hunted down by South African investment heavyweight Brait. The chain has 600 shops

Science_technology

3D printing: a driving force in design and engineering

Driving design and innovation – 3D printing is becoming a force to be reckoned with. In the world of motor-racing, Britain recently unveiled its

Driving design and innovation – 3D printing is becoming a force to be reckoned with. In the world of motor-racing, Britain recently unveiled its

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World's worst garment disaster, one year on and little has changed

It has been one year since a commercial building collapsed killing more than 1,100 garment workers and others on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital

It has been one year since a commercial building collapsed killing more than 1,100 garment workers and others on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital

Business

Inditex to invest more in 2014, core profit last year was flat

The world’s biggest fashion retailer, Inditex, is to speed up its investment this year to open more new shops. That news came as the owner of Zara

The world’s biggest fashion retailer, Inditex, is to speed up its investment this year to open more new shops. That news came as the owner of Zara

Business

Turning a troubled textile hub into a thriving business cluster

For two centuries Borås has been Sweden’s ‘textile town’. Like many Western centres of the sector it was hit hard by a financial crisis in the early

For two centuries Borås has been Sweden’s ‘textile town’. Like many Western centres of the sector it was hit hard by a financial crisis in the early

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Cambodian authorities clash with anti-government demonstrators

Cambodian security guards and city workers dismantled a camp occupied by anti-government demonstrators on Saturday as riot police looked

Cambodian security guards and city workers dismantled a camp occupied by anti-government demonstrators on Saturday as riot police looked

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Bloody clothes: south-Asian workers revolt

Hard-pressed garment worker demonstrations in Cambodia and Bangladesh veered into deadly riots in Cambodia after two weeks of relatively peaceful

Hard-pressed garment worker demonstrations in Cambodia and Bangladesh veered into deadly riots in Cambodia after two weeks of relatively peaceful

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Cambodian garment factory workers killed in strike over low wages

At least three people were killed in Cambodia on Friday when police opened fire on textile factory workers. Human rights workers said security

At least three people were killed in Cambodia on Friday when police opened fire on textile factory workers. Human rights workers said security

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Police in Bangladesh open fire as textile workers protest over pay

Bangladeshi security forces have opened fire on textile workers protesting in pursuit of a higher minimum wage. Police used batons, rubber bullets

Bangladeshi security forces have opened fire on textile workers protesting in pursuit of a higher minimum wage. Police used batons, rubber bullets

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Spain's richest woman dies after suffering stroke

The Spanish co-founder of clothing and retail giant Inditex, which includes the Zara brand, has died. Rosalia Mera, who was 69, suffered a stroke

The Spanish co-founder of clothing and retail giant Inditex, which includes the Zara brand, has died. Rosalia Mera, who was 69, suffered a stroke

Business

Burberry sales jump

British luxury brand Burberry saw sales jump 18 percent in its latest quarter – much better than analysts had expected. The seller of raincoats and

British luxury brand Burberry saw sales jump 18 percent in its latest quarter – much better than analysts had expected. The seller of raincoats and

Business

Retailers agree Bangladesh factory safety deal

A group of mostly European retailers has finalised a plan for coordinated inspections of factories in Bangladesh. That follows a series of deadly

A group of mostly European retailers has finalised a plan for coordinated inspections of factories in Bangladesh. That follows a series of deadly

Business

Cold weather hits Inditex profits

Spanish clothing firm Inditex – the owner of Zara – has posted its weakest quarterly growth in net profit in four years, It blames cold weather in

Spanish clothing firm Inditex – the owner of Zara – has posted its weakest quarterly growth in net profit in four years, It blames cold weather in

Europe

As workers die, holding multinationals to account

There has been plenty of soul searching and remorse in the wake of last month’s deadly tradegy at a Bangladesh clothing factory, but will there be

There has been plenty of soul searching and remorse in the wake of last month’s deadly tradegy at a Bangladesh clothing factory, but will there be

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Death toll from Bangladesh disaster climbs

The death toll from the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh has climbed to over 1,000. It is believed that more bodies might still be trapped two

The death toll from the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh has climbed to over 1,000. It is believed that more bodies might still be trapped two

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Bangladesh death toll spirals above 600

The number killed in Bangladesh’s worst -ever industrial disaster now stands at over 600, and with hundreds more still missing over a thousand dead

The number killed in Bangladesh’s worst -ever industrial disaster now stands at over 600, and with hundreds more still missing over a thousand dead

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ILO pushes Bangladesh to improve work safety standards

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called on Bangladesh to act quickly to improve its work safety laws — in the wake of the April 24

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has called on Bangladesh to act quickly to improve its work safety laws — in the wake of the April 24

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Death toll tops 500 in Bangladesh factory disaster

More than 500 people are now known to have died in the Bangladeshi garment factory collapse, and scores are still missing nine days after the

More than 500 people are now known to have died in the Bangladeshi garment factory collapse, and scores are still missing nine days after the

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Bangladesh workers dying for lack of responsible regulation

The Bangladesh garment building disaster prompted some western clothing brands that were having items made there to promise financial compensation

The Bangladesh garment building disaster prompted some western clothing brands that were having items made there to promise financial compensation

Business

H&M sales shrink, shares rise

H&M, the world’s second biggest clothing retailer, saw its shares risk on Tuesday, even as it posted a slight fall in like-for-like sales in

H&M, the world’s second biggest clothing retailer, saw its shares risk on Tuesday, even as it posted a slight fall in like-for-like sales in

Nocomment

Bangladesh garment workers hunger strike

Around 300 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, staged a mass hunger-strike in the capital, Dhaka, to highlight unsafe working conditions and

Around 300 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, staged a mass hunger-strike in the capital, Dhaka, to highlight unsafe working conditions and

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Bangladesh blames sabotage for deadly factory fire

A fire that killed 111 textile workers in Bangladesh has been declared as arson. More than 150 others were injured. For the second successive day

A fire that killed 111 textile workers in Bangladesh has been declared as arson. More than 150 others were injured. For the second successive day

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Minister urges French to buy home made

With France’s economy in the doldrums, the country’s Industry Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, has turned himself into a poster-boy for French products

With France’s economy in the doldrums, the country’s Industry Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, has turned himself into a poster-boy for French products

Business

H&M pockets disappointing profits

Sweden’s H&M missed the profit forecasts for its fiscal third quarter even though the world’s second-biggest clothing retailer slightly improved its

Sweden’s H&M missed the profit forecasts for its fiscal third quarter even though the world’s second-biggest clothing retailer slightly improved its