Scraped, torn, creased, frayed, stained, sprayed and mended : never will jeans, the 150-year apparel now the planet's most popular clothing, be as battered and bruised as the models due to hit stores in 2009.
MUMBAI (Reuters) -India's software and real estate sectors could suffer from a rising rupee and slowdown in the West, but rural growth and infrastructure investment will power economic expansion of 10 percent over the next three years, a top DSP Merrill Lynch executive said on Wednesday.
French high-end retail group Galeries Lafayette has signed a preliminary deal with a Hong Kong-based clothing group with a view to opening a department store in mainland China, the companies announced on Monday, December 3rd.
Pakistan's spiral into emergency rule after months of political upheaval has cast doubt over how fast policies are being implemented and deterred investors from committing long-term funds into its fast-growing economy.
Services group Rentokil Initial posted a 21 percent rise in third-quarter underlying profit and said its recovery was on track, helped by a contract to clean up Beijing ahead of next year's Olympic Games.
Centre-leftist Alvaro Colom won Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, denying power to a retired general who had sought to unleash the army to fight a violent crime wave. Colom, a soft-spoken textile businessman, beat Gen.
Bulgarian police said Thursday, October 24th they had seized a huge cache of antique coins and other precious objects and arrested 13 people allegedly involved in an antique smuggling ring to the United States and Europe.
Derry boasts the hallmarks of a classic New Hampshire town -- white-steepled churches, fading red-brick textile mills and autumn foliage that's exploding in brilliant reds and yellows. But one thing is missing: a growing pool of young workers.