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BFC unveils New Wave: Creatives list ahead of digital Fashion Awards

BFC unveils New Wave: Creatives list ahead of digital Fashion Awards

The British Fashion Council has unveiled its ‘New Wave Creatives 2020’ list of its 50 “most innovative and young creative talents from around the world”.
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France to seek immediate EU riposte if U.S. punishes French digital tax

France to seek immediate EU riposte if U.S. punishes French digital tax

France will immediately seek EU retaliation if Washington goes ahead in January with planned trade sanctions over a French tax on digital services, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.
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Rolex is top 'superbrand' for UK, Nike makes top 10

Rolex is top 'superbrand' for UK, Nike makes top 10

Rolex has been named the top brand in the UK in this year’s Superbrands list. It moved up four places from 2019 to take the top spot, beating a raft of finance, technology, toy, travel and food brands.
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Euro zone may need more fiscal, monetary support because of second Covid wave - IMF

Euro zone may need more fiscal, monetary support because of second Covid wave - IMF

Euro zone governments may need to provide more fiscal and monetary support than initially expected because of the effects of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.
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Analysis: Battle of the billionaires: Bezos, Ambani gun for India retail supremacy

Analysis: Battle of the billionaires: Bezos, Ambani gun for India retail supremacy

Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani, two of the world's richest men, face a turning point in a battle for preeminence in India's booming, nearly trillion-dollar retail market.
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Covid-19 dampens holiday cheer for Black small businesses

Covid-19 dampens holiday cheer for Black small businesses

It's been a rough year for Black-owned small businesses in the United States, and the latest surge in coronavirus cases suggests a festive season without much celebration.
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U.S. grants ByteDance new seven-day extension of TikTok sale order

U.S. grants ByteDance new seven-day extension of TikTok sale order

The Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new seven-day extension of a divestiture order that had directed the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing.
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France says will apply 'digital tax' for 2020 despite US retaliation threat

France says will apply 'digital tax' for 2020 despite US retaliation threat

France will require online technology giants to pay a new "digital tax" on their 2020 earnings, the finance ministry said Wednesday, despite Washington's warning that it could retaliate with new tariffs on French imports.
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Russian online retailer Ozon's shares jump in U.S. debut

Russian online retailer Ozon's shares jump in U.S. debut

Shares of Ozon Holdings Plc soared more than 40% in their debut on Tuesday, after the Russian online retailer raised nearly $1 billion in its upsized initial public offering.
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Conscious Fashion Campaign partners with the UN, fashion industry on sustainability event

Conscious Fashion Campaign partners with the UN, fashion industry on sustainability event

Participants -- from the CFDA and PVH, to designers Gabriela Hearst and Anyango Mpinga -- will contribute to the month-long sustainability-focused event led by Kerry Bannigan's The Conscious Fashion Campaign.
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UK retail sales fall by most since June in November's lockdown - CBI

UK retail sales fall by most since June in November's lockdown - CBI

British retail sales have fallen by the most since June during this month's lockdown across the bulk of the country, a survey showed on Tuesday.
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Suited avatars and digital offices: traders and bankers embrace VR

Suited avatars and digital offices: traders and bankers embrace VR

Once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working for isolated executives and replicating real-world sales, networking or training events.
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Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed

Snapchat challenges TikTok with curated video feed

Snapchat on Monday unveiled a new curated short-form video feed in a stepped up challenge to social media rivals like TikTok.
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Macy's names Bobby Amirshahi as new head of corporate communications

Macy's names Bobby Amirshahi as new head of corporate communications

Amirshahi will lead internal and external communications across the enterprise, as well as Macy’s cause work, and will help drive alignment across business strategy, transformation, colleague and culture initiatives. 
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Italy to set up virtual pavilion on Alibaba e-commerce platform

Italy to set up virtual pavilion on Alibaba e-commerce platform

Italy on Monday signed a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to build a virtual store for Italian products, in a move aimed at boosting business-to-business (B2B) exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UK shopper numbers down 55.4% as English lockdown bites

UK shopper numbers down 55.4% as English lockdown bites

Total shopper numbers across British retail destinations fell 55.4% in the week to Nov. 21 year-on-year, mainly reflecting the impact of a second full week of lockdown, market researcher Springboard said on Monday.
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