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Deputy Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda.

Italian Government Steps Up Fashion Funding

The appeal and relevance of Made in Italy production is not lost on the government.

U.S. Signs Trade Agreement With Five East African Countries

The U.S. signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries on Wednesday.

Chinese Arrivals in Hong Kong Slip Over Chinese New Year

The number of mainland Chinese arrivals over the holiday period stayed basically flat this season, the worst performance the city has seen in 20 years.

Myanmar Threatens Legal Action Against Strikers

Government officials said that they will continue to facilitate negotiations with striking garment workers but threatened to take legal action.

Converse Settles With H&M, Zulilys

Converse has entered into settlement agreements and filed separate joint motions to terminate a broad trademark infringement case against the two retailers.

EU’s GSP-Plus Status Bolsters Pakistan’s Exports

Exports have increased over 20 percent.

Strikes Hit Two Myanmar Factories

Thousands of garment workers at two industrial zones outside Yangon are continuing their strikes despite a skirmish with police over the weekend at one factory.

Shipping cranes at the Port of Oakland.

West Coast Ports Deal Reached

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have reached a new five-year contract.

Talks Resume in West Coast Port Dispute

Negotiations over a key labor contract covering the West Coast ports continued today as more ships lined up to unload cargo at the docks.