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Spandex Maker Hyosung Expands in China, Vietnam

Hyosung Corp., one of the largest spandex producers in the world, has increased its capacity in China and Vietnam by 12 percent to 190,000 tons.

– 6:00 PM, EST

Retail

Amazon Opens Store on Alibaba’s Online Marketplace Tmall

Amazon.com Inc has opened an online store on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's fast-growing online marketplace, Tmall.com.

– 11:39 AM, EST

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Godrej Consumer Products Acquires Frika Hair

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., a strong player in the Indian personal care market has just enlarged its global footprint by acquiring Frika Hair (Pty), a South African hair extensions company.

– March 5, 2015

Retail

Thailand’s Robinson Aims for Sales Growth of 15%

Thai mall operator Robinson Department Store PCL said it aimed for 2015 sales growth of 15 percent.

– March 5, 2015

Business

Concerns Over China GDP Target

Economists are calling the Chinese government’s economic growth target for 2015 of “around 7 percent” predictable yet are raising questions over whether leaders have a clear plan for reforms.

– March 5, 2015

Retail

Isabel Marant, ImagineX Ink China Distribution Deal

ImagineX, part of The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, plans to open a dozen points of sale in China for Isabel Marant and its diffusion brand Isabel Marant Étoile over the next five years.

– March 5, 2015

Business

China Lowers Growth Target to About 7% as Headwinds Intensify

The country has set its lowest economic growth target in more than 15 years as leaders tackle the side effects of a generation-long expansion that has spurred corruption, fueled debt risks and polluted skies and rivers.

– March 4, 2015

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Retail

Pricing Dominates the Future of Luxury in Shanghai

Tackling the global pricing debate is critical for the future of luxury retailers and brands in mainland China.

– March 4, 2015

Business

Alibaba Opens First U.S. Cloud Center

The e-commerce giant is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley, its first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition.

– March 4, 2015

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Fashion

Jean Paul Gaultier Teams Up with Japan’s Seven and i

The designer will create a new private label collection for the retailer for two seasons.

– March 3, 2015