This week's most read stories included details of the soon-to-open Morocco Mall, news that work has begun on an industrial park in Haiti and the announcement of a ban of a Marks and Spencer ad for being too "sexually suggestive".


MOROCCO: Casablanca's Morocco Mall to join world's best
Casablanca is set to join the ranks of the world's leading shopping destinations with the opening next week of The Morocco Mall, which boasts 350 stores and covers more than 70,000 square metres.

HAITI: Apparel jobs key to new industrial park
Work has begun on one of the Caribbean's largest industrial parks, which is being built in Haiti as part of an international project designed to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake that hit the country nearly two years ago and will generate thousands of jobs for apparel workers.

UK: Marks and Spencer lingerie ad banned
An ad for Marks & Spencer's lingerie has been banned by UK authorities for being too sexually suggestive.

US: Shoppers spent record $52bn over Thanksgiving weekend
Lured by deals and discounts, US shoppers appear to have shrugged off economic worries to post record Thanksgiving weekend sales of $52.4bn, the latest figures suggest, with clothing among the top gifts.

SRI LANKA: Apparel exporters to gain from rupee devaluation
Sri Lanka's apparel exporters say a surprise 3% devaluation of the Sri Lankan rupee, introduced in last week's national budget for 2012, will work in the industry's favour.