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Business

Tokyo Shares Gain

Japanese shares advanced following remarks from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen suggesting that an interest rate hike would be appropriate. Meanwhile, the yen weakened against the dollar and Japan looks set to postpone a controversial sales hike slated for next year.

– 6:42 AM, EST

Ordre's website

Business

Ordre Gets Funding from Taiwanese Group

Chailease Group’s three year-old venture capital/private equity arm CL Capital Management has made a “multimillion dollar” investment in the startup.

– 3:55 AM, EST

Business

China Fixes Yuan at Lowest Rate in Five Years

The move is considered a response to Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s recent comments indicating that an interest rate rise could be on its way in the coming months.

– 2:36 AM, EST

Camilla showed on a cruise around Sydney Harbour.

Fashion

Australia Fashion Week’s Resort Focus Wins Buyers’ Praise

Sixty-nine designer collections were showcased across 45 shows at the event’s central venue and a number of off-site, mostly harborside, locations.

– May 28, 2016

Beauty

Shiseido Creates Body for Sustainable Development in EMEA Region

The move is in line with the Japanese beauty giant’s Vision 2020 corporate strategy.

– May 27, 2016

The Furla flagship on Shanghai's Nanjing West Road

Retail

Furla Opens Shanghai Flagship, Grows in China

In the first quarter of 2016, Furla’s China sales were up 60.6 percent, with like-for-like sales up 46.1 percent in local currency terms.

– May 27, 2016

A fall-winter look from Disaya

Fashion

Thailand’s Disaya Plots Japanese Expansion

After scaling back on its international distribution amid a world economic crisis, Isetan has picked up the label for fall.

– May 27, 2016

Fashion

Lands’ End and Eddie Bauer Execs Consider PETA Claims About Goose Farms in China

Lands’ End and Eddie Bauer executives aren’t taking lightly allegations by PETA that both companies used down feathers that were provided by a farm in China that mistreated geese.

– May 26, 2016

Business

Forced and Slave Labor Said Widespread in North Korea Mining

Gold and silver are also said to be mined using forced and slave labor, according to the report.

– May 26, 2016

Masha Ma's new men’s line is called Mattitude.

Men's

Masha Ma Unveils Multibrand Store as Part of China’s Magmode

The 2,150-square-foot store is focused solely on menswear and home lifestyle items from a handful of Asian designers.

– May 25, 2016