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William Wong: to prove sustainability we need transparent traceability

Premium ContentOct 24, 2022 / Hong Kong
Today we bring you an interview with William Wong, President at Global Footwear Sustainability Summit and Vice President at Hong Kong Footwear Association. We have talked with William about what is going on the footwear industry nowadays

UK: VAT-free shopping scheme will not be reinstated

Oct 19, 2022 / United Kingdom
The new British Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt announced that the Government no longer plans to reintroduce VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors. Luxury and retail sectors are against it

UK: unemployment hits the lowest level in 50 years

Oct 14, 2022 / United Kingdom
Unemployment stood at 3.5% in the three months to August, down by 0.3 percentage points from the previous quarter, falling to the lowest level since 1974, but due to a rise in economic inactivity

Jane Wilson, Chairman of BFA: as one collective voice, we are much stronger

Premium ContentSep 16, 2022 / United Kingdom
We spoke with footwear veteran Jane Wilson, recently named Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), about the role of the Association in the current challenging macroenvironment and the main challenges for the British footwear industry in the future

US labour market powers ahead

Jul 20, 2022 / United States
Despite recessions fears, the US Bureau of Labour Statistics reported that employers hired far more workers than expected in June. Wages continued to rise at a steady pace

US footwear industry expects sales to decline

Jul 13, 2022 / United States
According to the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear industry is pulling back on hiring and investment due to a major forecast of weaker sales for the next six months

Vietnamese workers reluctant to go back to work

Jan 5, 2022 / Vietnam
Generalized labour shortage across the manufacturing sector slows down Vietnam's economic recovery, despite companies offering better wages and benefits to attract workers back

Mexico: footwear industry expects to close 2021 with growth

Dec 1, 2021 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) forecasts that the footwear industry will close the year with growth of 25%, on a comparable basis to 2020

Germany's manufacturing: new orders up by 1.4%

Mar 18, 2021 / Germany
According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), real (price adjusted) new orders increased by a seasonally and calendar adjusted 1.4% in January 2021 compared with December 2020

The world’s most expensive cities

Nov 18, 2020 / World
Paris and Zurich re-join Hong Kong at the top of the latest ranking of the world's most expensive cities, according to the latest information by The Economist

Retail trade in Latvia down 0.6% in May

Jul 2, 2020 / Latvia
Compared to May 2019, total retail trade turnover reduced by 0.6 % in May 2020. Turnover of retail trade in food products grew by 1.6 %. Retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods with one of the most significant turnover drops

Could Covid-19 be a turning point in geopolitics?

May 12, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
A recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit reflects on how the Covid-19 pandemic can influence the balance of power and change geopolitics

Covid-19 puts US unemployment rate over 14%

May 8, 2020 / United States
According to the US Department of Labour 20 million Americans lost their jobs in April in what is the worst month since the Great Depression

Re-opening the economies after Covid-19

May 5, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As many countries start to alleviate the restrictive measures of the last weeks and re-open their economic activities, several concerns fill everyone's thoughts, as we all witness changes in retail, manufacturing, and consumption

Indonesian economy grows by 5%

Dec 9, 2019 / Indonesia
According to the Indonesia-Investments.com economic growth in the third quarter was in line with expectations, but there is need for structural reforms to ensure growth accelerates
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