Facing Strong Headwinds

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Overview

Companies have had to deal with volatile swings in global currencies that affect apparel and raw material prices.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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International currencies

Business Features

European Firms Face Currency, Cost Issues

Brand owners and suppliers are suffering the ill effects of currency ups and downs and a trifecta of rising raw material, labor and transport costs.

clock November 16, 2011Samantha Conti

A look from the On Stage event.

Markets

Fairs in Europe Focus on Expansion

Trade show organizers look to enhance the experience for buyers, while others are planning to expand in the Far East.

clock November 16, 2011Katya Foreman and Cynthia Martens

Premium in Berlin.

Markets

Berlin Buzzing With Activity

A bevy of trade shows and events kick off the year.

clock November 16, 2011Melissa Drier

USTR Ron Kirk discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership with trade ministers.

Government and Trade

Trade Pacts Hold Export Potential

A handful of new trade agreements have the potential to lower trade barriers and significantly expand global markets in the next few years.

clock November 16, 2011Kristi Ellis

On the runway at Interstoff.

Markets

Asian Fairs Battle Adversity

China and Japan exhibitions are on the come back trail.

clock November 16, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Kelly Wetherille

The Couromoda trade fair.

Markets

Brazil Economy Boosts Brands

Country is a bright spot amid global woes.

clock November 16, 2011Michael Kepp

Premium will be held Jan. 18 to 20.

Markets

ITSC Calendar: January to June, 2012

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

clock November 16, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

The Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway show at Phipps Plaza.

Business

Simon Property Boosts Outlook as Retail Rebounds

clock 11hDavid Moin

Social Studies

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