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Hong Kong Loses Ralph Lauren Flagship, Braces for More Closures

Ralph Lauren quietly shuttered its two-year-old 20,000-square-foot store last week. Other brands are expected to close boutiques in a city that has lost its luster for cash-rich mainland Chinese tourists.

clock 8hAmanda Kaiser and Tiffany Ap


WWD Beauty Inc Honors the Industry’s Best for 2016

The 15th-annual awards ceremony recognized the accomplishments of a cross section of beauty executives.

clock 15hLayla Ilchi


Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Case in China

The decision could be a landmark ruling for Western brands in China.

clock 22hNyima Pratten

Government and Trade

Government and Trade

South Korea Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park

This is the latest development in a political saga that has rocked Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

clock 5hAmanda Kaiser

Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.

Government and Trade

Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

Trump criticized for making pledge to keep jobs in the U.S., while his own signature suit and clothing line are reportedly made in Mexico and China.

clock 17hKristi Ellis

Government and Trade

NYCEDC Awards First Industrial Development Fund Grant

NYCEDC is awarding a $10 million grant through the IDF and providing a $3.7 million loan for the $37 million project.

clock 19hArthur Friedman

Anybody’s Guess.

Government and Trade

More Global Economic Uncertainty Lies Ahead for First Half

The uncertain economy does not bode well for consumer confidence, tourist flows and the appetite for nonessentials.

clock December 8, 2016Samantha Conti and Tiffany Ap

Government and Trade

Japan Slashes Q3 GDP, China Sees Imports, Exports Grow

Asia’s two biggest economies delivered diverging indicators Thursday.

clock December 7, 2016Amanda Kaiser

Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 06 Dec 2016

Government and Trade

Trump’s Ambassadorial Pick for China Could Help Smooth Relations

China is the top apparel supplier to the U.S. but has been in the crosshairs of Trump’s antitrade rhetoric.

clock December 7, 2016Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Higg Design & Development Module

The new Higg Index module empowers apparel, footwear and textile product developers and designers to design impacts out of products.

clock December 7, 2016Arthur Friedman

Hanjin Shipping

Government and Trade

Coalition Asks Federal Maritime Commission to Address Port Disruption Fees

The coalition said millions of dollars in fees have been charged during incidents beyond their control.

clock December 7, 2016Arthur Friedman

Donald Trump

Government and Trade

Industry Officials Concerned by Trump’s Tariff Pledge as Imports Grow

China, which has been a target of Trump’s antitrade rhetoric, is a top supplier of apparel to the U.S.

clock December 6, 2016Kristi Ellis

Matteo Renzi and President Obama

Government and Trade

Renzi’s Resignation Fails to Rattle Europe

Analysts were not concerned about effects of resignation on luxury industry.

clock December 6, 2016Luisa Zargani

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Alliance Announces Remediation Progress in Factories

Retailers and brands are members of two industry initiatives performing inspections and overseeing remediation in factories in Bangladesh.

clock December 5, 2016Kristi Ellis


Government and Trade

NRDC Report Sites Clean Energy Growth

The NRDC report said 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state with a goal of at least 50 percent renewable energy.

clock December 5, 2016Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

China Derails WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Some trade experts viewed the 11th hour move by China in the closing stage of the two-day ministerial talks “as a political miscalculation.”

clock December 5, 2016John Zarocostas

Sydney, Australia

Government and Trade

Australia Clears Way for Chinese Tourist Influx

2017 has been designated the “Australia-China Year of Tourism.”

clock December 5, 2016Tiffany Ap


Government and Trade

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Sweatshop conditions are still found in garment factories in California 20 years after investigators uncovered one of the most egregious examples in El Monte, Calif.

clock December 5, 2016Kristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

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Sen. Charles Schumer at podium with Leo Gerard of United Steelworkers.


Democrats Help Launch ‘Trump Outsource Watch’

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