German retail sales plummeted in August, official data showed Friday, another sign that a long-awaited contribution to the eurozone's biggest economy was still some way off. Retail sales fell by 1.4 percent from July, and by 2.
German retail sales posted a surprise drop of 1.4 percent in August from the previous month, and shed 2.2 percent from August 2006, preliminary data released Friday, September 28th by the national statistics office showed.
The French founder and former boss of the cosmetics chain Marionnaud was fined Wednesday, september 6th for illegally peddling thousands of free samples of luxury perfume by Kenzo, Dior and Yves-Saint Laurent.
When Hisashi Negishi retired, he paid off his mortgage and bought himself a $6,000 flat panel TV and a new car to last the rest of his life. That was two years ago. Since then, he hasn't bought much of anything.
When Hisashi Negishi retired, he paid off his mortgage and bought himself a $6,000 (3,000 pound) flat panel TV and a new car to last the rest of his life. That was two years ago. Since then, he hasn't bought much of anything.
Fuelled by last year's Nobel Prize for a man nicknamed "banker to the poor," microlending to small businesses in the world's poorest countries is booming as individuals discover they can be their own mini World Bank.
L'Oreal , the world's largest cosmetics group, has launched legal action against eBay , alleging the online auctioneer does not do enough to combat the sale of counterfeits, the company said on Monday.