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Business

USTR: TPP to Lower Tariffs on U.S. Exports

TPP will level playing field for U.S. apparel, textile, footwear exports, U.S. report says.

– 3:04 PM, EST

Business

China Trade Agreement Seen as Boon for Korean Brands

The agreement, signed Monday, will remove tariffs on 90 percent of all products traded between the two countries.

– 11:42 AM, EST

Retail

Japan Retailers See Strong May

Several leading Japanese retailers saw significant sales growth in May, thanks to a low comparative base, a lucrative holiday period and high temperatures that boosted sales of summer items.

– 6:32 AM, EST

My Burberry, Burberry

Beauty

Shiseido to Distribute Burberry Beauty Products in Japan

Shiseido said Tuesday it has inked a deal with Burberry to distribute the British brand’s fragrance and makeup products in Japan.

– June 1, 2015

The Muji Cooper Square store in New York.

Retail

Muji is on a Growth Track in the U.S.

Muji in October will open a flagship on Fifth Avenue and 41st Street and it’s scouting for additional stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

– June 1, 2015

The Markets

First GOTS Global Confab Raises Organic Bar

There was an animated exchange of technical information, certification rules, increasing business and sustainability issues.

– June 1, 2015

The Rana Plaza garment factory tragedy has now clamed the lives of 1,127 people.

The Markets

Rana Plaza Owners, Government Officials Charged With Murder

The charges of murder could result in the death penalty for the accused.

– June 1, 2015

Alibaba Taobao

Retail

Chinese E-Commerce Giants Focus On Japanese Products

Both Alibaba and JD.com have announced new avenues for selling Japanese products on their platforms.

– June 1, 2015

Business

China Tops in Emerging Markets Ranking

When it comes to retail opportunities in emerging markets, Asia is tops and China is its crown jewel.

– June 1, 2015

A look from Swarovski's exclusive India collection.

Accessories

Swarovski Creates Jewelry Line for Indian Market

The 60-item line is inspired by Indian patterns, including filigree work.

– May 29, 2015