Luxury brands seize thousands of fake items in counterfeit crackdown

Major luxury brands including Burberry, Cartier and Louis Vuitton have seized thousands of items from alleged unauthorised traders in a crackdown on counterfeit goods.  The fashion houses, which also include Hermès, Versace, Tory Burch and Michael Kors, took possession of... Read more

Stranded superyachts pile up in European shipyards

Ultimately, the authorities can’t allow the yachts to completely disintegrate as they could pose an environmental risk. “It would be completely irresponsible to not maintain the yachts. If you don’t look after a boat properly, the metals that come into... Read more

‘Cancel Mickey’: Republicans turn their wrath on Disney

But following walkouts and accusations that the company was failing to protect LGBT staff and their families from “open and unapologetic bigotry”, he apologised for “not being a stronger ally”. “Our employees see the power of this great company as... Read more

Tech watchdog’s wings clipped in wake of Silicon Valley pressure

The new tech watchdog will have its powers to block takeovers by Silicon Valley giants curbed after ministers bowed to pressure from the likes of Google and Facebook. Ministers are drawing up plans to soften a clampdown on tech acquisitions... Read more