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Business

U.S. Trade Representative Pushes for TPP Passage in Congress

Despite uncertainty from a presidential race and Americans’ anxiety about jobs, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman at the Milken Institute Global Conference said “It’ll get done this year.”

– 10:43 AM, EST

A Maris Collective store.

Retail

Seaside Luxe Being Renamed, Expanding Significantly

The company will be renamed Maris Collective this week.

– 8:00 AM, EST

Business

Asian Shares End Mixed

Disappointing economic data out of China discouraged some investors.

– 5:16 AM, EST

Business

Li & Fung to Sell Consumer, Health-care Business for $350 Million

As part of its strategy to focus on trading and logistics, the Hong Kong-based company is selling LF Asia Distribution to Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd.

– 4:51 AM, EST

A look from Angus Tsui.

Business

China’s Problems Impact Global Sources Fair

The event at AsiaWorld-Expo hosts three shows under one roof – fashion accessories and footwear, fashion apparel and fabrics, and underwear and swimwear.

– May 2, 2016

Ho Chi Minh City at night.

The Markets

As Exports Surge, Denim Trade Show Launches in Vietnam

After producing denim trade shows in Bangladesh, Denimsandjeans.com is hosting one in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on June 16.

– May 2, 2016

An Iris van Herpen dress made of laser-cut silicone feathers and hand-applied silicone-coated gull skulls.

Eye

The Met’s ‘Manus x Machina’ Aims to Show Fashion is Unquestionably Art

With “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art questions the cultural and symbolic meanings of the hand-machine dichotomy.

– May 2, 2016

Business

Japanese Stocks Suffer as Yen Rises

A stronger yen is a discouraging development for the country’s export-driven economy.

– May 2, 2016

Beauty

AmorePacific Sees Q1 Profit, Sales Growth

The South Korean company said it saw “robust” business in its home market and abroad.

– May 2, 2016

Looks from Vilebrequin

The Markets

Vilebrequin Targets Asia for Growth

The French luxury swimwear brand sees plenty of business potential in the region.

– May 1, 2016