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California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Government and Trade

California to Start Loosening Lockdown This Week

Specific guidelines for how certain retailers can start to reopen will be released on Thursday.

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Government and Trade

Beckham Refuses Government Money, Will Pay Staff During Lockdown

The company will foot the furlough bill itself, and plans to get back to work as of mid-May.

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British beauty e-commerce platform The Hut Group plans to take charge of shipping via a deal with Singapore Airlines, and the purchase of two cargo planes that will be branded THG Air.

Government and Trade

Hut Group Takes Flight, Brokers Delivery Deal With Singapore Airlines

The beauty and wellness platform is taking charge of its own shipping as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures.

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Government and Trade

U.S. Trade Rep Eyes Online Platforms’ Role In Global Counterfeits

The administration signaled its intent to scrutinize e-commerce platforms including some foreign sites of Amazon.

clock April 29, 2020Sindhu Sundar

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

Government and Trade

Calif. Inches Toward Businesses Reopening As Other States Race

“We don’t make decisions based on what we want or hope, but based on what actually is,” Governor Gavin Newsom said of a phased reopening.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement on his first day back at work in Downing Street, London, after recovering from a bout with the coronavirus that put him in intensive care, . The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homesVirus Outbreak , London, United Kingdom - 27 Apr 2020

Government and Trade

Boris Is Back, But Gives No Clues to When Britain Might Move Again

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has recovered from COVID-19 and returned to work, told impatient Britons to “keep going,” although he did not provide any timetable for easing lockdown measures.

clock April 27, 2020Samantha Conti

A garment factory in Cambodia.

Government and Trade

Global Fashion Industry Calls for Government Action to Support Sector

Sixty-six global industry organizations signed the appeal, which came the same day leading retailers, brands and unions agreed form a working group to help develop support for apparel manufacturers.

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Garment factory

Government and Trade

COVID-19 Crisis Triggering Huge Losses in Textile, Apparel Sector

Quarantine measures and factory and retail store closures have significantly suppressed consumer demand, leading to sharp cutbacks in orders.


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Chinese shipping containers sit at a U.S. dock.

Government and Trade

Duty Deferrals Give Fashion Some COVID-19 Breathing Room

But President Donald Trump’s trade war is still on.

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Government and Trade

Amazon Tells Senators It’s Taking ‘Extreme’ Worker Safety Measures

Admitting getting supplies for workers has been “challenging,” Amazon said it’s doing what it can to protect workers from the coronavirus.

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Beijing, China

Government and Trade

China GDP Records Historic 6.8% Drop, Consumer Recovery Shows Mixed Signs

The contraction in retail sales improved in March — off by 15.8 percent — but clothing still down by 34.8 percent year-over-year. 

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Gov. Gavin Newsom California coronavirus

Government and Trade

California Will, Eventually, ‘Loosen’ Lockdown, Governor Says

“There’s no light switch here, it’s more like a dimmer,” Gavin Newsom said in describing the future of coronavirus measures.

clock April 14, 2020Kali Hays

Editorial use only. This image is for Editorial use purposes only. The Image can not be used for advertising or commercial use. The Image can not be altered in any form. Credit should read Pippa Fowles/n10 Downing street. HANDOUT /NO SALESMandatory Credit: Photo by PIPPA FOWLES/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10607035g)A handout photo made available by n10 Downing street shows Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak holding a digital Covid-19 press conference in n10 Downing street in London, Britain, 08 April 2020. Foreign Secretary Raab holds a press conference after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the St.Thomas hospital's intensive care unit on 06 April 2020 after his symptoms worsened. Johnson is reportedly in stable condition.Coronavirus in Britain, London, United Kingdom - 08 Apr 2020

Government and Trade

U.K. GDP Could Fall 35% in Second Quarter, Then Bounce Back Quickly

The U.K. Office for Budget Responsibility has mapped a coronavirus scenario that’s not all bad.

clock April 14, 2020Samantha Conti

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Government and Trade

France Lowers Projection to 8 Percent Drop in 2020 GDP

The International Monetary Fund expects growth to be down 7.5 percent this year in the euro area.

clock April 14, 2020Mimosa Spencer

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Government and Trade

West Coast States Form Pact in Wake of Coronavirus

In an effort to reopen their state’s economies, leaders of California, Oregon and Washington decided they’d be better off together.

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