Labour rights in the garment industry, tariff-free access to Bangladeshi goods, education and the Rohingya crisis were the key issues discussed in the second Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue held in London last week.
Next has been facing tough times and its annual results on Friday illustrated that very clearly. It expects those tough times to continue but total sales for the current financial year are predicted to rise 1%.
Reliance Retail, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries that specialises in fashion and other FMCG products, aims to raise 4,000 crore rupees (approximately 601.2 million US dollars) by a rights issue to fund expansion.
The French photographer and journalist Olivier Zahm, who co-founded Purple magazine, has been chosen to shoot the new ad campaign for the Just Cavalli brand, one of Italian designer Roberto Cavalli's many lines.
Ted Baker's comp sales edged down in 2017 but an e-tail surge more than made up for that. And growth continued across the UK, Europe and North America, although recent snowstorms have dented the new year's trading.