Tags : business

‘Moving on’: UK, EU shake hands on historic Brexit deal

Over four years post U.K.’s vote to break from the bloc, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen struck a historic deal Thursday on new Brexit trading arrangements, narrowly avoiding a disastrous no-deal, after tensions soared earlier this year. The government said it had reached a “zero tariff-zero quota deal” with the […]...Read More

Lock that phone, get in the zone: Now work, study,

Co-founders Craig Fernandes and Hussain Ali Asgar, have programmed all your solutions in one nifty, fix-snapping app, encouraging users to step away from their phones and dive head first into a world of hobbies, passions, or erudite pursuits — and win big as you do.  Lock&Stock is a modern-age revolutionary breaking onto the scene with […]...Read More

Indian farmers rough it out for the long haul as

Huddled on the cold concrete behind the tonne trucks cutting off the Indian capital’s major highways, camp tens of thousands of farmers, weathering the bite of the air together as they fight against the country’s new agricultural reforms that they fear could devastate livelihoods. Layers of hay, mattresses and blankets lay clumped as bedding inside […]...Read More

Festivals galore! Dubai unveils busy 2021 stacked with events

Dubai is set to host a grand total of 19 retail festivals over the course of 2021, officials unveiled earlier this month, including a range of distinctive events, activities and experiences across the emirate to revitalise its economic and tourism sectors. The annual calendar will pan out to support businesses operating in retail and tourism, […]...Read More

Gucci flaunts wild, wild 60s with a dash of Gen

Gucci is revisiting 1960s handbags and other classics in its latest collection, mixing them with up-to-the-minute sneakers and logoed skateboards, as it seeks to reach a wider audience and reverse a fall in sales after years of stellar growth. With traditional fashion shows cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, designer Alessandro Michele teamed up with […]...Read More

Apple yanks plug on illegal ‘student overtime’ scheme, Taiwanese suppliers

Apple has put its Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation after discovering last week that the company violated Apple’s code of conduct by asking student employees to work night shifts or overtime. The supplier has wilfully mis-classified student workers and falsified paperwork to disguise the violations, and in some cases also breached the code by permitting […]...Read More

UK booksellers go digital in fight against lockdown collapse

Faced with closures amid on and off pandemic measures and rising threats from retail giant Amazon, 250 independent UK bookshops have banded together to kickstart a new online platform — to both sustain their loyal customer base and generate newer far-reaching audiences. The north London bookshop is one among the circle of bibliophiles to join […]...Read More

Greece joins France, Germany in month-long European lockdowns

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday declared a one-month partial coronavirus lockdown, shutting restaurants and other leisure activities in Athens and other major cities from next week. “We must act now, before intensive care units buckle under the strain of lives in danger,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address. The prime minister said eateries, […]...Read More