Garment Brands Support Workers’ Push for Higher Wages
Workers in Asia’s cheapest garment-production hubs are increasingly agitating for better pay, and some big foreign clothing brands are saying they’re willing to help finance wage increases.
Western sanctions and languid Russian economy | DW | 02.05.2017
Stringent international sanctions imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict have sucked the momentum out of the Russian economy over the past couple of years. The nation's growth prospects remain lethargic.
Bank of Portugal raises economic growth outlook for 2017-19
The Bank of Portugal sharply raised its economic growth outlook for this year to 2.5 percent from 1.8 percent and, although it still expected a slowdown later on, also upped the forecast through 2019 citing strong exports and improving investment.
Of productivity in France and in Germany
At the start of 2017, with the elections in France in the Spring and then in Germany in the Autumn, it may prove useful to return to one of the fundamental issues which plagues discussion at European level, that is the alleged economic asymmetry between Germany with its reputation as prosperous and France which is … Continuer la lecture de « Of productivity in France and in Germany »
Textile workers paid lower in Eastern Europe than in China, report finds
An investigation by the Clean Clothes Campaign in ten eastern EU member states, including Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, showed that working conditions are sometimes worse than in China and Indonesia, busting myths about the ‘Made in Europe’ label.