Zara shop

Online push from Inditex as up to 1,200 stores to close

INDITEX, the Spanish owner of fashion and clothing stores Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti, will close up to 1,200 outlets around...
Skyscrapers with aircraft in sky

Job-swap hope for thousands of airline workers hit by crisis — but misery for...

By Hal Williams IN A WEEK where EasyJet announced plans to cut up to 30 percent of its employees to save costs, home healthcare company...
CPK Concept

Britain and Poland sign deal to develop ambitious travel hub

THE UK and Poland have signed an agreement to co-operate on the development of an international airport and railway interchange. The decision to press on...
British Airways

One in four BA jobs to go: 12,000 staff members face the axe over...

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...
Oil tanker at sea, platform in background

Oil price hits negative territory for the first time, Virgin Group ailing, UK firms...

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...
Disney+ Booth And Signage D23 Expo 2019

Streaming services basking in unprecedented demand from a currently ‘captive’ audience

IT'S AN ILL wind that blows no good, and Disney Plus is on the sweet end of a compensatory breeze from the pandemic. The video...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

Welcome to a crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and some Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
Car dealership

UK car market stalled for fears of ‘emissions laws and Brexit’

NEW UK car registrations in 2019 fell to their lowest level in six years. A total of 2.31m new cars were registered in 2019, down...
Trainers, sneakers in shop

Walking a mile in China’s shoes likely to cost US shoppers dear

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may figuratively have shot himself in the foot. Another industry is about to become a casualty of America’s escalating trade war...
Black Friday in Brazil

Black Friday: brawls, stampedes and security staff on full alert…

By Hal Williams BLACK Friday… it’s here again. The term was first used in America, with annual sales starting the day after Thanksgiving sparking shopaholic...