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SWAZILAND: Violence erupts as 16,000 textile workers strike 7 Mar 2008

Violence has erupted in the southern African kingdom of Swaziland after more than 16,000 textile workers went on strike to press for better pay and working conditions.

SWEDEN: H&M November sales up 11% 18 Dec 2006

Top European fashion chain H&M said sales in local currencies including VAT increased by 11% year-on-year in November. The company now operates 1,345 stores globally compared to 1,193 a year ago.