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China to Slash Import Tariffs

The country will cut tariffs on items including skincare products and Western-style clothes, potentially giving a fillip to global brands and bolstering domestic consumption amid faltering economic growth.

– 8:11 PM, EST

A view of The Shops at Hudson Yard.

Retail

Real Estate Developers Upbeat, Talk New Concepts

The shopping center industry was nothing but optimistic at ReCon 2015.

– 5:08 PM, EST

The Markets

Huntsman Adds Black to Avitera Sustainable Dye Range

Huntsman has developed a groundbreaking reactive black dye called Avitera Black SE that is free from restricted arylamines, including PCA.

– May 22, 2015

The Markets

Asian Trade Fairs Cope With Change

Organizers in China and Japan are shifting their focus.

– May 22, 2015

Cone Denim’s expanded range of dyed denim made with rain water.

The Markets

Cone Denim’s Jiaxing Plant Gets Oeko-Tex Stamp

The Cone Denim Jiaxing facility is a state-of-the-art, vertically integrated operation known for its performance and premium denim fabrics.

– May 21, 2015

Fashion

John Richmond Eyeing the Opening of a Signature Hotel

The brand’s first hotel will be located in Asia.

– May 21, 2015

President Obama, Markets, TTP

Business

Senate Takes Next Step Toward TPA Passage

The Senate vote of 62 to 38 passed a 60 vote-threshold needed to move past a final procedural hurdle on TPA.

– May 21, 2015

Retail

Copying Alibaba, India E-tailers Woo Small Sellers for Growth

Indian e-commerce firms are offering funding help and tech support to woo small retailers.

– May 21, 2015

Stella McCartney in Seoul.

Fashion

Stella McCartney Visits Seoul on Asian Tour

This is McCartney's third tour through Asia over the last few years — she made similar multi-stop trips in 2014 and 2013.

– May 20, 2015

Business

Japan Q1 GDP Beats Estimates

Japan's economy expanded for a second straight quarter, beating forecasts as businesses increased spending and built up inventories after a recession last year.

– May 19, 2015