Benetton addresses its Rana Plaza legacy

Company changes approach on responsibilities to workers

Factory workers sew garments at the Caracol Industrial Park complex in Caracol October 22, 2012
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Economy held together by shirts and jeans

Textiles represent 90% of the country’s exports

Bangladesh factory fund still short of target

Benetton to give $1.1m to fund for victims of building collapse

Emerging market woes ease for Unilever

Consumer goods companies face differing fortunes

Robot chef creates a stir

Kitchen device demonstrates next level of household automation

Nina Ricci heir convicted for tax fraud

First high-profile casualty of HSBC Swiss bank leaks

Political disruption holds up deliveries

There are signs of a severe slowdown in the business of supplying clothes for export

James Dyson

Dyson aims to keep it all in the family

Sir James signals son will take over when he steps down

UK accused over cigarette lobbying abroad

Diplomat was at meeting in Pakistan with tobacco representatives

Investors hunt highs in marijuana sector

Privateer Holdings funding round draws in institutional backers

Japan tech: the sun rises again

Performance has been strong, but not always justified

FTSE sectors brace for poll volatility

Worries largely centre on six sectors likely to be hit hard

M&S stems decline in clothing sales

Underlying sales rise for first time in almost four years

Marks and Spencer: on your marks

One quarter does not make a trend

Hitachi chief looks beyond Japan

‘We don’t have any interest in becoming Japan’s No1 . . . we have to be a global player’

UnitedHealth: changing the channel

The drug supply chain is becoming even trickier

Swiss group Dufry snaps up Italian rival

Benetton family sale of World Duty Free to create world’s biggest travel retailer

India’s diamond polishers lose their sparkle

Growth stalling and profits dwindling for country’s diamantaires

Crunch time for M&S and Debenhams

High street stalwarts under scrutiny after lengthy underperformance

The Ideas Column: Where angels fear to invest

Sinners not only have all the fun, their investments do better too


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