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India's small businesses struggle to pay wages amid coronavirus lockdown

India's small businesses struggle to pay wages amid coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of thousands of cash-starved Indian small businesses have either deferred or cut their workers' wages this month, say industrialists and union leaders, amid a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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Tiffany & Co. commits $1 million to Covid-19 relief efforts

Tiffany & Co. commits $1 million to Covid-19 relief efforts

The foundation will allocate $750,000 to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), and $250,000 to The New York Community Trust’s NYC Covid-19 Response & Impact Fund. 
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U.S. banking group warns of 'massive' delays, tech issues with small-business rescue program

U.S. banking group warns of 'massive' delays, tech issues with small-business rescue program

Hundreds of U.S. lenders are struggling with the technology to distribute $349 billion of government aid, while the pot of money is insufficient and will soon be expended, a top banking group warned over the weekend.
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French union CGT calls strike by retail sector, demanding safer working conditions

French union CGT calls strike by retail sector, demanding safer working conditions

French far-left union CGT on Monday called on workers in the retail, security services and logistics sectors to go on strike from Wednesday demanding safer working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Retailer alert: UK consumer confidence dives as lockdown goes on says GfK

Retailer alert: UK consumer confidence dives as lockdown goes on says GfK

GfK only issued its regular monthly consumer confidence report last week, but on Monday it added that confidence has dived with a new reading of -34 by the end of last month. In March 2019, it was -13.
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Almost half of UK firms to put staff on furlough next week

Almost half of UK firms to put staff on furlough next week

Some 47% of UK firms are planning to furlough at least half of their workforce in the next week, as lockdown measures continue to take a toll on companies’ finances.
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Retail organisations to raise £10m to support shop workers

Retail organisations to raise £10m to support shop workers

The campaign, ‘CaRe 20 – Caring for Retail during Covid-19’, will provide financial, emotional, physical and vocational support to shop workers facing financial distress as a result of the coronavirus shutdown.
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UK consumer confidence is down, but worse is to come says GfK

UK consumer confidence is down, but worse is to come says GfK

It may come as no surprise, but UK consumer confidence has fallen in the latest month with the coronavirus lockdown also forecast to create a further slide in the way consumers feel.
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W Magazine furloughs majority of staff, suspends print

W Magazine furloughs majority of staff, suspends print

The Future Media Group-owned publication has suspended its print edition indefinitely, and those who work on W's online edition will continue to work with reduced salaries. 
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Covid-19 is challenge for supermalls as well as smaller spaces says British Land CEO

Covid-19 is challenge for supermalls as well as smaller spaces says British Land CEO

​Retail destinations of all sizes will bear the brunt of the economic downturn caused by the health crisis as more and more tenants seek rent holidays, warned Chris Grigg, CEO of British Land.
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Ex-Hearst UK chief and GFW chair Terry Mansfield dies

Ex-Hearst UK chief and GFW chair Terry Mansfield dies

Terry Mansfield, one of the UK’s heavyweights in glossy magazine publishing and also the former chairman of Graduate Fashion Week, died at the weekend after contracting the coronavirus.
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What do consumers expect from brands in coronavirus crisis?

What do consumers expect from brands in coronavirus crisis?

Market research firm Kantar has carried out a survey of the expectations of 25,000 interviewees in 30 countries, to help consumer goods companies adjust their communication strategies in a coronavirus-hit world.
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Gift cards see sharp rise as UK consumers celebrate their birthday in isolation

Gift cards see sharp rise as UK consumers celebrate their birthday in isolation

Gifting is seeing a dramatic change in consumer behaviour as consumers prepare to celebrate everything from their birthdays, Father’s Day and Easter in isolation.
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Wolford joins push to make medical masks for hospitals, staff and consumers

Wolford joins push to make medical masks for hospitals, staff and consumers

Hosiery and intimates specialist Wolford has shifted production at its HQ in Bregenz, Austria, and its factory in Slovenia from tights and bodies to face masks.
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Historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill passes U.S. House, headed to Trump

Historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill passes U.S. House, headed to Trump

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti donate €1 million to Covid-19 relief

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti donate €1 million to Covid-19 relief

Designer Valentino Garavani and his business partner Giancarlo Giammetti are donating €1 million to support the fight against the coronavirus, the latest Italian designers to join the struggle against the pandemic.
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