The list of global companies cutting ties with Russia continues to grow as sanctions against Moscow rack up over its attacks on Ukraine.
A new World Benchmarking Alliance's Gender Benchmark index shows that the lowest-scoring companies include Urban Outfitters, The Foschini Group (TFG) — the owner of G-Star Raw — and Zhejiang Semir Garment, a Chinese clothing giant.
China has launched a PR war with the help of celebrities who are breaking up with Western brands such as Nike, Burberry and H&M over their comments on labour conditions in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Following the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country, H&M has had to shut down all of its 460 branches.
Controversy over Nike's hyper-advanced Vaporfly shoes that some say give runners an unfair advantage boosts performance of some of the sportswear giants' rivals.
The sale smashed the previous record of $190,373 spent in 2017 on a pair of signed Converse worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final.
The EU's General Court said the company could not prove that the stripes had a distinctive enough character throughout the 28-nation bloc. Adidas had argued its famous three stripes, applied in any direction, deserve trademark protection.
Adidas is selling only 500 pairs of the shoes for $220 (180 euros) each, that have a season ticket valid for 2018 sewn into the tongue of the shoes, normally worth $890 (730 euros).
French judges say Lagarde failed to challenge a 400 million euro state arbitration payout to a business tycoon during her term as finance minister, but did not hand down a punishment citing her "good reputation and international standing."
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