More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon backing a campaign that claims the tech giant has "dodged and dismissed … debts to workers, societies, and the planet," organisers said.
British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer said on Wednesday it would not follow Tesco in returning business rates relief it has received from the government to help get it through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Arcadia is now operating in administration with speculation that Boohoo, Frasers, Next and M&S would be interested in buying parts of it. There are also fears over the knock-on effect on its suppliers.
Euro zone governments may need to provide more fiscal and monetary support than initially expected because of the effects of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.
U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a new French initiative to get global tech companies to publicly commit to principles including paying their fair share of taxes, government officials said.
Pretty Little Thing, which offered Black Friday bargain-hunters discounts of up to 99%, faced criticism on social media over how it could keep its promises to pay factory workers fairly when charging such low prices.