US Sen. Gillibrand introduces FABRIC Act, to protect U.S. garment workers

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has sponsored the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act, which she claims would revitalize the US garment sector by strengthening workers’ rights, driving wage growth, and promoting equity. Senator Gillibrand stated during a visit to Ferrara Manufacturing in New York City that the FABRIC Act will thread … More US Sen. Gillibrand introduces FABRIC Act, to protect U.S. garment workers

Clariant delivered strong growth in Q4 2021 and record profitability in FY 2021

  AD HOC ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO ART. 53 LR Independent investigation concluded – Full Year 2020 (restated) and 2021 audited Fourth Quarter 2021: Sales from continuing operations grew by 23 % in local currency to CHF 1.242 billion driven by strong pricing and volume expansion Fourth Quarter 2021: EBITDA margin increased to 16.3 % from 16.1 % supported by operating … More Clariant delivered strong growth in Q4 2021 and record profitability in FY 2021

In 2020, two-thirds of residential buildings were privately owned in Switzerland

In 2020, around two-thirds of residential buildings (67.5 %) were owned by private individuals. More than one in ten buildings were owned by legal persons (11.5 %). Joint ownership (simple partnership, community of property, or ownership in undivided shares) accounted for 14.4 % of properties. These are some of the findings from the new statistics … More In 2020, two-thirds of residential buildings were privately owned in Switzerland

FIVE FROM FINLAND: Quantum computing

By guest author Eeva Haaramo from Goodnews Finland Quantum computing sounds like science fiction, but the benefits it can bring are very real. Harnessing this new level of computational power enables researchers to model solutions to various issues, from novel medicines to unhackable digital communication. “Quantum computing is still at an early stage. However, it … More FIVE FROM FINLAND: Quantum computing

WTO Members discuss potential outcome onm Cotton MC 12, World Cotton Day

At the WTO’s Cotton Days meetings on 11-12 May, 2022, the Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) and other cotton-producing developing countries repeated the call for cotton trade reforms and an outcome on cotton at the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), scheduled for 12-15 June. WTO members were also updated on preparations for World Cotton … More WTO Members discuss potential outcome onm Cotton MC 12, World Cotton Day

Worth Reading: Digital payments are expanding rapidly. So is fraud. Discover how in Verifi’s 2022 2 Fraud and Payments Report

Fifty-three percent of merchants believe transaction confusion is a driving cause of first-party misuse (friendly fraud). Fraud in the global marketplace is changing. The cost of fraud on merchants’ bottom lines is increasing for the second year in a row. Verifi’s 2022 Global Fraud & Payments Report is a free educational report that conveys transparent … More Worth Reading: Digital payments are expanding rapidly. So is fraud. Discover how in Verifi’s 2022 2 Fraud and Payments Report