Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has been inundated with orders for the final installment about the boy wizard and hopes a book on billionaire investor Warren Buffett will become one of its new best-sellers. Demand for British author J.K.
Escada, the German maker of luxury ready-to-wear women's clothes, warned Thursday, June 28th that it expected to end its current business year in the red as a result of tax changes and restructuring costs.
The European Union on Monday, June 26th lifted its embargo on Liberian diamonds, following a decision by the UN Security Council in April that the trade in "blood diamonds" from the country has been stemmed.
Milan Fashion run of men's fashion shows for next summer displayed brazen irreverence Monday, June 25 with Moschino's fluorescent tones, Gucci's slimline tweeds and John Richmond's gangster chic suits.
For the first time ever, France was without either of its two financial daily newspapers Monday, June 25 as staff at Les Echos and La Tribune staged strikes over the acquisitions strategy of LVMH and billionaire Bernard Arnault.