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Visitors walk past a chart showing China's soaring GDP since 2012 and a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Government and Trade

China Reports Q3 GDP Expands 6.8 Percent During Party Congress

The economic data was revealed a day after Chinese president Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the next five years.

clock October 19, 2017Tiffany Ap

The Cambodian government has increased the monthly wage in the textile and apparel industry to $170 monthly.

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Cambodia to Increase Minimum Wage by 11 Percent

Garment workers will begin receiving $170 a month in 2018, a boost from the current $153 a month.

clock October 5, 2017Dene-Hern Chen and Aun Pheap

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Government and Trade

EU Hits Amazon With 250M Euro Tax Bill, Lays Out VAT Reform Agenda

The European Commission wants to close a loophole tech giants like Amazon have been utilizing.

clock October 4, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Textile Manufacturers Want Import ‘Loophole’ Out of NAFTA

U.S. textile groups are hoping for an end to a raw material imports rule favored by Mexico and Canada.

clock October 2, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Jeffry Aronsson Looks to Build Detroit Fashion Hub

The fashion veteran is returning home to head a committee to sharpen the city’s style chops.

clock September 28, 2017Evan Clark

Donald J. Trump, Josh Gottheimer, Tom Reed and Stephanie MurphyUS President Donald J. Trump meets with a bipartisan group of congress on tax reform, Washington, USA - 13 Sep 2017US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) with Democratic Representative from New Jersey Josh Gottheimer (L), Republican Representative from New York Tom Reed (C), Democratic Representative from Florida Stephanie Murphy (2-R) and Democratic Representative from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema (R), delivers remarks during a bipartisan meeting of US representatives on tax reform in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 September 2017.

Government and Trade

Retailers Backing Trump’s Business Focused Tax Reform Proposal

Corporate tax rates could be cut to their lowest rate in nearly 80 years, but Democratic lawmakers aren’t pleased.

clock September 27, 2017Kali Hays

Luxottica makes eyewear for brands like Chanel (pictured) but its tie-up with lens maker Essilor is coming under government scrutiny.

Government and Trade

Luxottica Facing Antitrust Investigation of 46 Billion Euro Essilor Merger

The European Commission said there are “several issues” with the proposed deal.

clock September 26, 2017Kali Hays

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China's laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology at The White House in Washington, DC,. Pictured from left to right is US Representative Darrell Issa (Republican of California), US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Us Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.Trump Remarks at Signing of Memorandum on China Trade, Washington DC, USA - 14 Aug 2017

Government and Trade

Retailers Aiming for ‘Update’ of NAFTA as Negotiations Continue

The NRF is open to changes, as long as the deal remains in place.

clock September 22, 2017Kali Hays

Retail Exterior Views Around Av. Des Champs-élysées Paris. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: N/a, 2016. Architectural Stock, Various, United Kingdom. Architect: n/a, 2016.

Government and Trade

Europe Aiming for Stricter Taxes Against Digital Companies

The European Union wants to overhaul a fragmented, outdated tax code that favors digital operators.

clock September 21, 2017Kali Hays

People take to the streets to protest during the announcement by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions at a briefing on Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, USA, 05 September 2017. President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.Protest on Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program, Washington, USA - 05 Sep 2017

Government and Trade

Fashion, Tech Giants Rally Behind Dream Act After Trump Immigration Rollback

Wal-Mart, Amazon and many others are renewing their support for permanent legislation aimed at helping young immigrants gain citizenship.

clock September 21, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Beautycounter Launches Pro-Regulation Coalition

The beauty company and 14 other brands are coming together to try to change cosmetic safety laws.

clock September 12, 2017Allison Collins

Victoria's Secret angels pose in front of the Shanghai skyline.

Government and Trade

Shanghai Customs Destroy $30m of Imported Clothing

Chinese state media reported international brands including Victoria’s Secret and Ralph Lauren have had shipments destroyed for not meeting safety standards.

clock September 12, 2017Casey Hall

United States President Donald J. Trump (left) participates in an American Technology Council roundtable with corporate and eduction leaders including Microsoft CEO Satya Narayan (center) and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (right).White House tech summit, Washington DC, USA - 19 Jun 2017

Government and Trade

Amazon Backs States’ Lawsuit Against Trump’s DACA Rollback

More than a dozen states are suing to keep a program for young immigrants in place.

clock September 6, 2017Kali Hays

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, in New YorkTrump, New York, USA - 15 Aug 2017

Government and Trade

Fashion Leaders Condemn Trump Ending DACA Immigration Program

Retail and fashion leaders were among the hundreds of companies that urged Trump to keep a citizenship program for young immigrants.

clock September 5, 2017Kali Hays

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Government and Trade

Specialty, Department Stores Slash 3K Jobs in August

The numbers were not affected by Hurricane Harvey, but that could change this month.

clock September 1, 2017Kali Hays

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