SOUTH AFRICA

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Supply crisis spurs South African retailers to end Asia reliance

Spiralling shipping costs and Covid-19 supply chain disruptions are accelerating a shift by South African retailers to end their heavy reliance on Asia and move to source products locally...

By Nqobile Dludla 22 Nov 2021

GLOBAL

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

ASIA

How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on
How Asia's clothing factories switched to making PPE - but sweatshop problems live on

High street chains in the UK and elsewhere could have immediately paid their garment suppliers to make PPE rather than clothes, but did not...

By Alessandra Mezzadri and Kanchana N Ruwanpura 23 Jul 2020

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

'Made in Van Phuc': How place identity can help artisans survive in a globalised world
'Made in Van Phuc': How place identity can help artisans survive in a globalised world

The identity of luxury goods firms is often anchored in the creativity and skill of the artisans behind the objects. A case in point is Hermès, where workers spend years learning to work with precious materials such as leather and silk...

By Hung M. Nguyen and Marcos Barros 15 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop
#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

GLOBAL

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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo
Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment...

16 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

SA manufacturers to acquire skills in China
SA manufacturers to acquire skills in China

PRETORIA: A group of 28 manufacturers have left for China to acquire skills using the three-month shoe design and manufacturing techniques capacity building programme...

17 Jun 2015

JAPAN

Sony sells US-based online game unit
Sony sells US-based online game unit

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Sony has sold its online gaming unit to a US investment firm, in a move that should free it to make titles for consoles other than PlayStation...

4 Feb 2015

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight
Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

ABU DHABI, UAE: A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight powered only by the sun's energy, organisers said on Tuesday (Video)...

21 Jan 2015

SOUTH KOREA

Sales of the Galaxy Note 4 have not been as impressive as Samsung had hoped amid increasing competition from phones like the iPhone 6. Image:
Samsung's profits plunge to three-year low

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone 6 and Chinese handset manufacturers in an increasingly saturated market.

31 Oct 2014

JAPAN

Information technology company Fujitsu has seen its profit rise 31.5% year-on-year but warns that the higher sales tax in Japan is dampening consumer sales in the Japanese market. Image: Fujitsu
Fujitsu's profits up by 31,5%

TOKYO, JAPAN: Fujitsu said its half-year net profit jumped by nearly a third on rising IT investments among Japanese firms, but a recent economic downturn took a toll on results in the September quarter.

31 Oct 2014

JAPAN

Toshiba has reported profits of ¥30.8bn for the six months to September, 43% higher than its profits last year. The conglomerate is involved in a host of industries including power generation, transmission systems and medical equipment to computer chips and laptops. Image:
Toshiba's profits of ¥30,8bn in six months

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toshiba said its half-year net profit rose by about 43% from a year ago, largely owing to a weak yen and strong sales in its infrastructure business.

31 Oct 2014

JAPAN

Japan Display, which makes screen for Apple and Samsung, has slumped to just over a third of its listing price amid dire warnings of huge losses in the coming financial year. Image:
Japan Display warns of enormous losses

TOKYO, JAPAN: Shares in Apple supplier Japan Display slumped more than 18% in Tokyo after the world's biggest manufacturer of screens for smartphones and tablets warned it would post an annual net loss.

17 Oct 2014

JAPAN

Apple's store in Ginza, Japan was buzzing as people from various countries including China queued for hours to get their hands on the new phones and sell them at a profit in mainland China. Image: Apple
Huge demand for iPhone 6 from Chinese buyers

TOKYO, JAPAN: Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were among the first in line in Japan to grab the iPhone 6.

22 Sep 2014



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