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UNITED STATES

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center
New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, USA: New York's glitzy, multi-million-dollar Fashion Week will be booted out of Lincoln Center for causing disruption to an adjacent park, under a legal settlement between the city and local activists.

24 Dec 2014 10:51

BRAZIL

Brazilian billionaire Diniz buys stake in Carrefour
Brazilian billionaire Diniz buys stake in Carrefour

PARIS, FRANCE: French retail giant Carrefour said on Thursday, 18 December 2014, it has sold 10% of its Brazilian subsidiary to local billionaire Abilio Diniz for 525 million euros ($650 million).

22 Dec 2014 11:04

GERMANY

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY: Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon on Monday, 15 December 2014, to increase pressure on the US online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute.

18 Dec 2014 11:14

UNITED STATES

Buyers bite big at larger Apple iPhones
Buyers bite big at larger Apple iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple's website was swamped Friday, 12 September, in what appeared to be a record-setting buying binge fueled by smartphone buyers' desire for large-screen iPhones.

15 Sep 2014 09:58

UNITED KINGDOM

Kingfisher appoints French CEO: company
Kingfisher appoints French CEO: company

LONDON: British group Kingfisher, Europe's biggest home-improvements retailer, announced on Wednesday, 10 September, that French national Veronique Laury is to become its chief executive officer, replacing Ian Cheshire who is retiring.

15 Sep 2014 09:45

BANGLADESH

Garment industry says 200 plants shut since Bangladesh disaster
Garment industry says 200 plants shut since Bangladesh disaster

DHAKA: More than 200 garment factories have shut down in Bangladesh since the country's worst industrial disaster prompted a massive clean-up of the world's second-largest textile sector, an industry group said Thursday, 11 September.

15 Sep 2014 09:35

JAPAN

Intelligent robot to clean your home
Intelligent robot to clean your home

TOKYO, JAPAN: The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is claimed to have more suction than any other robot vacuum.

5 Sep 2014 08:40

GERMANY

Grohe Spa showroom introduces Urban Jungle
Grohe Spa showroom introduces Urban Jungle

DüSSELDORF, GERMANY: Grohe has launched a new showroom experience, which puts its spa products centre stage and invites visitors to be inspired in an oasis of indulgence.

10 Jul 2014 09:36

SPAIN

Off/On Commerce Day 2014 on in October in Madrid
Off/On Commerce Day 2014 on in October in Madrid

MADRID, SPAIN: Off/On Commerce Day 2014 will be held on 16 October in Teatro Goya, Madrid

8 Jul 2014 10:29

RUSSIA

Comrade... Good news... 'McDonald's out, "McMolotov" is in...'
Comrade... Good news... 'McDonald's out, "McMolotov" is in...'

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA: A Russian burger chain is replacing McDonald's in Crimea.

7 Jul 2014 11:39

UNITED STATES

McDonald's profit dips as US sales slump
McDonald's profit dips as US sales slump

NEW YORK CITY, US: Fast-food chain McDonald's said yesterday its first-quarter profit dropped 5.2% amid declining sales in its key US home market, and vowed to boost global sales.

23 Apr 2014 10:56

GERMANY

German property group planning to list on JSE
German property group planning to list on JSE

BERLIN, GERMANY: The property listing boom of 2011-2013 may well have made way for a period of consolidation but new listings have not dried up completely‚ with German property player Sirius Real Estate looking to make its debut on the JSE later this year.

By Joan Muller 24 Mar 2014 12:25

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