H&M has pledged to pay a living wage to 850,000 textile workers after expressing frustration over a lack of action by governments to address working conditions in Asian factories in the wake of the Rana
There were a few snickers when a Colorado state judge ruled that a baker has to produce wedding cakes for gay couples even though he opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds. A cake? What's the deal?
This may be the only question in this series to which the answer is "no". It's not obvious that you can't have too many ethics. Like every other word, it's used to conceal the truth as well as to point
…or fox, or mink, or… When it comes to fur, everybody's got an opinion—if you wear one, be prepared to hear them. Pamela Erens asks the forbidden question: Is all that animosity just about animal rights?
Globalization has made it easier than ever to ignore where our clothes come from. Are the workers paid equitably? Are their working conditions safe? Are their communities healthy? Many consumers may find
While the UK's ageing population poses significant challenges, such as the cost of caring for a larger number of older people, it also creates many opportunities. The Guardian's latest Ageing Population
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s urban unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.05 percent at the end of December 2013 from 4.04 percent three months earlier, the country’s labour ministry said on Friday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) said Friday it expected sales to grow faster than bigger rival Toyota Motor (7203.T) this year, although the won’s strength coupled
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s biggest department store group John Lewis JLP.UL continued its strong start to 2014 with a 23.4 percent jump in weekly sales, though the outcome was flattered by snow last
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Mail Group, sold off last October in Britain’s biggest privatisation for decades, said higher prices for posting parcels had helped underlying group sales rise 2 percent for the
LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved more mortgages in December than in any month since around the start of the financial crisis, data showed on Friday, fuelling concern that the housing market
(Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc (HON.N) reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue on Friday, as sales grew across its major segments. A view of the corporate sign outside
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N), the world’s largest household products maker, reported lower quarterly profit on Friday, hurt by unfavourable currency movements and lower gross profit margin. maker
LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle NESN.VX plans to invest $1 billion (605 million pounds) in Mexico over five years, building two new factories and expanding a third in its sixth-biggest market, it said on Friday.
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N), the world’s largest household products maker, reported a dip in quarterly profit on Friday as its push in emerging markets led to a lower gross profit margin. Tide