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Government and Trade

Japan Q1 GDP Beats Estimates

Japan's economy expanded for a second straight quarter, beating forecasts as businesses increased spending and built up inventories after a recession last year.

clock May 19, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Vegetarian Lipstick to Rents Spur Indian Store’s E-Commerce Push

Shoppers Stop Ltd., India’s oldest department chain store, has been under pressure to scale up its online sales.

clock May 19, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Silver Lake Rakes in $2 Billion From Alibaba Sale as Loeb Exits

The Alibaba investment has proven a boon to Silver Lake, which along with its affiliates injected $825 million into the e-commerce operator.

clock May 15, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Dow Jumps on Strong Earnings Reports

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both gain 0.3 percent to close at 18,070 and 2,114, respectively, while the Nasdaq increased 0.23 percent to finish at 5,016.

clock May 4, 2015Bloomberg Staff and Arthur Zaczkiewicz


German Investor Sentiment Falls

Greece’s debt crisis may be weighing on Europe’s largest economy.

clock April 21, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Wal-Mart Restructures Management Positions

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is eliminating a layer of in-store management, part of efforts to simplify operations at the world’s largest retailer.

clock April 19, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Russian Retail Sales Slump for Third Month as Wages Plummet

Sales emphasized the discrepancy between improving markets and plight of the consumer as the economy enters its first recession in years.

clock April 17, 2015Bloomberg Staff

Marketing and Promotion

Lane Bryant Rips Victoria’s Secret in New Ad Campaign

In new ads, models pose in Lane Bryant’s lingerie line Cacique, championing a push against body-shaming with the hashtag #ImNoAngel.

clock April 6, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Advent Said to Prepare Sale of French Retailer Gerard Darel

Gerard Darel may be valued at about 150 million euros ($161 million) in the sale, which may start as soon as next month.

clock March 31, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Human Resources

EBay Appoints Two Independent Directors Ahead of PayPal Spinoff

Tony Bates and Gail McGovern were appointed to the online marketplace’s board.

clock March 23, 2015Bloomberg Staff


Economist Says U.S. Consumer Spending Is About To ‘Surge’

It appears household are opting to save the extra cash they're getting at the gas tank rather than spend it on goods and services.

clock March 23, 2015Bloomberg Staff

Human Resources

Wal-Mart Cuts 250 Jobs in China

The reductions will mostly come from merchandising and marketing divisions, after buying functions were consolidated into the Shenzhen headquarters.

clock December 2, 2014


Wal-Mart Dismisses 30 China Execs

The retailer dismissed about 30 senior executives in China amid a restructuring in Asia that includes store closures in Japan and management changes in India.

clock November 27, 2014

Government and Trade

Japan Postpones Sales-Tax Increase

Prime minister Shinzo Abe calls for an early election amid an economy mired in recession.

clock November 18, 2014Amanda Kaiser and Bloomberg Staff

Government and Trade

China Q3 GDP Beats Expectations

While that growth exceeded analysts’ expectations, it was also the slowest expansion since the first quarter of 2009.

clock October 21, 2014Bloomberg Staff



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