Miner Anglo American is considering finding a partner for its huge iron ore project in Brazil, including from China, but apparently the move is not a defense against an unwanted merger approach from rival Xstrata.
Textile workers set fire to a factory in Bangladesh on Monday 29 June in a third day of demonstrations for payment of wages, witnesses said, as the global economic crisis hits the South Asian country's main export industry.
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas Sunday 28 June when protesters clashed with Bangladeshi security forces for a second day, as an estimated 50,000 garment workers rallied over wage cuts and unpaid salaries.
Explorers in wide rumpled trousers hauling oversized bags sent the crowds of fashion buyers and critics at Paris Men's Fashion Week travelling from the banks of the Seine to those of the Congo on Saturday 27 June.
Children's Place Retail Stores Inc said it would pay $12 million to settle a class action suit that alleged its officers of misrepresenting facts about operations that caused the company's stock to artificially inflate.
A US bankruptcy judge in Chicago on Thursday 25 June approved the sale of apparel retailer Hartmarx to private equity firm Emerisque and SKNL North America. The sale is expected to close next month. A final price had not yet been disclosed.
John Lewis Partnership, the employee-owned group seen as a barometer of British retail spending, said on Friday 26 June its 27 UK department stores recorded their best performance of the first-half so far.