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[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015 08:15

African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

3 Jun 2015 15:05

Beauty is back: designer Sagmeister on Italy as muse

ROME - Award-winning graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, famed for his work with the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and Aerosmith, says the concept of beauty in design is back...

29 Jun 2015 12:30

Dior oozes 'bourgeois cool' at Paris men's fashion week

PARIS - Dior declared summer 2016 the season of "bourgeois cool" at Paris men's fashion week on Saturday, while Balmain decked out its models as old-fashioned adventurers...

29 Jun 2015 12:15

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sells off US arm

SHANGHAI - China's e-commerce titan Alibaba said Tuesday it is selling its US shopping subsidiary 11 Main only a year after launching it, having reportedly failed to gain traction in the market...

24 Jun 2015 13:30

Style gurus descend on Paris for men's fashion week

PARIS: Men's fashion takes centre-stage in Paris for five days from Wednesday, with Balmain's first menswear show among the highlights on a packed schedule...

24 Jun 2015 10:15

Walmart pulls Confederate flag items after US church attack

WASHINGTON: Walmart said it will remove Confederate flag merchandise from its stores as a debate rages around the banner seen by many as a symbol of racial violence in the wake of a deadly attack on a black church...

24 Jun 2015 08:20

Twitter moves to put 'products and places' in feeds

WASHINGTON, USA: Twitter said Friday it was testing a new way to use the messaging platform for shopping by promoting "products and places" in its feeds, as it looks to boost revenues.

22 Jun 2015 08:06

eBay sells back stake in Craigslist, ending dispute

NEW YORK: US e-commerce giant eBay said Friday it has sold its stake in Craigslist back to the online classified listings group, ending a legal dispute between them...

22 Jun 2015 08:10

Woolworths chief quits, 1,200 jobs to go

SYDNEY: Australian supermarket giant Woolworths said on Wednesday its chief executive will quit and 1,200 jobs faced the axe after months of disappointing sales...

18 Jun 2015 12:10

New York exhibition plots rise of global fashion

NEW YORK: Paris, Milan, New York and London may reign in world fashion, but Asian and South American cities are ones to watch, according to an exhibition at one of the world's best design schools...

18 Jun 2015 13:20

Metro sells Kaufhof stores to Hudson's Bay for USD3.2bn

FRANKFURT: German retail and distribution giant Metro said Monday it has agreed to sell its Kaufhof department store chain to Canadian group Hudson's Bay for 2.825 billion euros ($3.2 billion)...

17 Jun 2015 11:00

Africa Fashion Show Geneva promotes textile and clothing industry

GENEVA: This year's Africa Fashion Show Geneva (AFSG) promotes Africa's indigenous creativity in fashion and its potential "to create a positive story about Africa"...

12 Jun 2015 06:00

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

MUMBAI: Nestle said on Thursday it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead...

12 Jun 2015 09:30

EU opens anti-trust probe into Amazon e-book business

BRUSSELS: The EU's anti-trust regulator opened a formal investigation on Thursday into Amazon's e-book distribution, in the latest Brussels inquiry to target the US-based Internet retailer...

12 Jun 2015 09:10

Barry Callebaut names Unilever Foods head as new CEO

ZURICH: Switzerland's Barry Callebaut, the world's top chocolate maker, on Wednesday said Unilever Foods boss Antoine de Saint-Affrique would take over as its new chief executive in October...

11 Jun 2015 07:40

Shoes and sacrifice: London exhibition explores footwear fashion

LONDON: For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status...

11 Jun 2015 10:45

XLink enables companies to increase their footprint in Africa

Card acceptance/compliance continues to grow exponentially in African countries and with the mounting need for secure and reliable communications...

10 Jun 2015 06:05

Foreign investor buys stake in Mugabe dairy rival

A foreign investor has snapped up a 27% stake in Zimbabwe's second largest dairy company Dendairy...

By Memory Mataranyika 28 May 2015 09:24

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

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