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Business

Afghanistan Joins the World Trade Organization

Afghanistan becomes the ninth Least Developed Country to accede to the WTO since the organization’s establishment in 1995.

– 4:48 PM, EST

Coolvisions

The Markets

Creora and CoolVisions Create New Fiber Blend

Functional fabrics featuring CoolVisions dyeable polypropylene filament have been designed with added benefits provided by Creora eco-soft.

– 12:49 PM, EST

Retail

Isetan Mitsukoshi Net Profit Falls 43.5% in Fiscal Q1

The Japanese department store operator blamed lower sales, rising costs and a change in its membership card system.

– 6:40 AM, EST

Elizabeth Taylor in a 1963 publicity still for "The V.I.P.s" wearing her Bulgari platinum, emerald and diamond tremblant brooch, Colombian emerald brooch and matching earrings

Accessories

Bulgari to Unveil Cinema-Themed Jewelry Exhibit in Australia

The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is staging its first exhibition of a luxury jewelry brand.

– 6:05 AM, EST

Doing the right thing is always simple, but never easy. Commitments to quality, to protecting consumers and to being an honest and trustworthy partner are long-term efforts. They are not practices of convenience.

Retail

Think Tank: A Better Path for Chinese E-commerce

Richard Liu is the founder and chief executive officer of JD.com, China’s largest online retailer.

– 12:01 AM, EST

The frilly, youth-centric style of Kawaii is now imbued with an athletic context.

Fashion

Kawaii’s Comedown: Japan’s Culture of Cute Sports Up

Kawaii’s shift out of the pink is cut with the same sense of sportiness that is pervading the U.S. and European markets — albeit for a different rationale.

– 12:01 AM, EST

A T Galleria ad featuring Tory Burch

Media

T Galleria Fall Campaign Stars Tory Burch, Influencers

The ads also feature the likes of French music producer Caroline de Maigret and blogger Susie Bubble.

– July 28, 2016

Fashion

Tyler Brûlé to Host Events in Tokyo, Hong Kong

The editor will make appearances at a bookstore and Lane Crawford to celebrate the launch of a special-edition travel-themed issue.

– July 28, 2016

Beauty

Kao H1 Income Rises 35.6%

The Japanese beauty company’s profit was boosted by increased sales of its consumer products in Asia and the decreased cost of petrochemical raw materials.

– July 28, 2016

A look from the NikeLab Rio collection.

The Markets

Nike, Undercover Rio Collaboration to Debut Aug. 4

The collection of running apparel is inspired by athletes competing in the Olympic Games.

– July 28, 2016