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DHAKA, July 29- In the weeks since the Rana Plaza collapse killed more than 1,100 workers, at least five different Bangladesh agencies have sent teams to begin inspecting the estimated 5,600 factories that make up the nation's $20 billion garment industry.
MUMBAI, July 8- Wal-Mart's India expansion is stalled. When India announced last September that it would allow foreign supermarket chains to take majority ownership of their Indian operations, it marked a victory for Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which had spearheaded efforts to open the market and said its first retail store would open within two years.
*Wal-Mart has not opened new India wholesale outlet since October. MUMBAI, June 26- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, hit by a series of setbacks in its efforts to crack the promising but restrictive India market, said its country head had left the company. Wal-Mart, which has run wholesale stores in India since 2009, lobbied for nearly six years to enter the retail segment.
J Sainsbury, Britain's No. 3 supermarket chain, met forecasts for underlying sales growth in its first quarter, outperforming major rivals.
European shares accelerated losses to close lower on Wednesday, as investors reacted to a string of economic data released for key European countries.
Best Buy's move to exit Europe has many on Wall Street hoping the big box retailer does the same in China.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday on worries about slowing growth and rumors of a credit downgrade for Germany curbing investor sentiment.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday, pressured by some weaker-than-expected earnings and amid worries over global growth.
Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.
Testing has confirmed that beef lasagna produced by food manufacturer Findus contained horsemeat, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Thursday.
Hedge funds are betting that a prolonged consumer squeeze and a further shift to online shopping could spell trouble for Britain's retail chains.
European shares ended mostly flat on Wednesday, bouncing off intraday lows as many investors used the early dip to boost their exposure to equities.
European shares closed narrowly mixed after the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged Thursday, while a better-than-expected trade report from China provided support for investor sentiment.
Investors had one eye on the start of the earnings season in the U.S., but strategists said Europe's own earnings season could throw up a few surprises.
European shares finished slightly higher Wednesday following positive comments from China's new leaders.
Foreign retail companies could soon be free to move onto Indian soil after parliament voted to allow foreign direct investment in a fiercely contested debate on Wednesday evening.
Britain's Tesco, the world's No. 3 retailer, has launched a strategic review of its loss-making United States chain Fresh & Easy.
Here's a look at the Appleseed Fund, one of the strongest performers in the mid-cap value stock mutual fund category over the latest 5- year period, according to Morningstar. MANAGERS: Bill Pekin; Rick Singer; Adam Strauss; Joshua Strauss; Ronald Strauss. _ Sprott Physical Gold Trust.
BOSTON-- The Appleseed Fund is unusual, and not just because of its strict socially-responsible investing mandate. One reason Morningstar analysts give the fund a bronze-medal rating is its nearly 7 percent average annualized return over five years, a period that includes the 2008 stock market meltdown.