Global Markets Wobble on Japan Earthquake

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Overview

Global stock markets fell Monday as investors started tallying up the costs of last week’s earthquake in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Government and Trade

China’s Wen Blames U.S. Monetary Policy For Inflation

The leader says the U.S. policy of quantitative easing is part of the problem.

clock March 14, 2011Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Franz Koch

Business Features

Puma to Tap Franz Koch as CEO

Executive to succeed Jochen Zeitz, who has held post for 18 years.

clock March 14, 2011Katya Foreman

Media

Rick Levine Says Tablet Marketplace Needs to Be More ‘Competitive’

“We frankly don’t want Apple to have a stranglehold on this business,” Conde Nast’s director of editorial operations said.

clock March 14, 2011John Koblin

Financial

Stocks Take Hit in Quake Aftermath

Global markets fell Monday as investors started tallying up the costs of last week’s earthquake in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy.

clock March 14, 2011Amanda Kaiser and Samantha Conti and Evan Clark and Nina Jones and Miles Socha and Kelly Wetherille

Nonna Gleyzer

Lifestyle

Nonna Gleyzer, the Body Stylist

L.A.’s go-to Pilates instructor has worked with everyone from Sting to Saudi princesses.

clock March 15, 2011Marcy Medina

Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Lifestyle

Phoenix Art Museum Gifted Couture Collection

Ann Bonfoey Taylor spent a lifetime amassing pristine quantities of Balenciaga, Charles James and Madame Grès, among others.

clock March 15, 2011Rebecca Kleinman

Rick Darling and Kevin Burke

Government and Trade

New AAFA Chairman Lays Out Agenda

Rick Darling brings 25 years of retail, wholesale, merchandising and supply chain management experience to the role.

clock March 15, 2011Kristi Ellis

After gaining duty free status with the U.S., some mills from Oman exhibited at Sourcing at MAGIC for the first time.

Financial

Vendors Weigh Key Issues at Sourcing Fair

Politics and pricing dominated the discussion at the Sourcing at Magic trade expo in Las Vegas.

clock March 15, 2011Khanh T.L. Tran

Designer and Luxury

Gucci in UAE Deal With Al Tayer Insignia

Luxury brand to form a joint venture with the retailer.

clock March 15, 2011Luisa Zargani

Tod’s

Financial

Tod’s Profits Climb 28.6%

Italian luxury goods company was boosted by gains in its core footwear business and growth across all geographic markets.

clock March 15, 2011Luisa Zargani

John Howard

Financial

John Howard, the Merchant Investor

Irving Place Capital’s ceo has a penchant for retail, a merchandising pedigree, cash to invest and, surprisingly, a sense of humor.

clock March 15, 2011Evan Clark

Global M&A Deal Size Breakdown

Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Seeing Growth Spurt, More to Come

Global activity is likely to spike as companies are pressured to spend their cash hoards.

clock March 15, 2011Arnold J. Karr

Savannah and Sienna Miller

Fashion Scoops

Twenty8Twelve Pops Up… Crack in Hermès’ United Front?…

Sienna and Savannah Miller popped into a fairground-themed pop-up shop for their Twenty8Twelve line.

clock March 15, 2011WWD Staff

Looks from the Vineyard Vines Kentucky Derby line.

Ready To Wear

Vineyard Vines to Create Kentucky Derby Collection

Brand will reveal today that it has signed a three-year licensing deal with Churchill Downs Racetrack.

clock March 15, 2011Jean E. Palmieri

Georg Jensen store in London.

Financial

Georg Jensen Breaks Into Black

The Danish homeware and fine jewelry brand has turned a profit for the first time in a decade.

clock March 15, 2011Samantha Conti

Jack Rogers Madison Ave. store.

Retail

Jack Rogers Opens in Manhattan

The Navajo sandal, the mark of the brand’s footwear, inspires an expanded casual chic collection.

clock March 15, 2011David Moin

Giulia rien à mettre

Markets

Mi Milano Shows Global Side

Some 73 countries were represented at the show.

clock March 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Alessandra Marchi fashion show in subway.

Markets

Eclectic Mix at White Trade Fair

Innovative displays and venues highlight the veteran Milan exhibition.

clock March 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Issey Miyake RTW Fall 2011

Fashion Trends

In, In Damned Spot!

No, you’re not hallucinating. Dots and discs in all makes and sizes were everywhere on the fall runways.

clock March 15, 2011WWD Staff

Cloudnine

Markets

Pitti Fairs Show Some Bounce

Trio of shows touted importance of social media, highlighted young designers.

clock March 15, 2011Courtney Smith

Retail

Brunello Cucinelli Launches E-commerce

The brand’s first online store, operated by Italian e-tailer Yoox Group, bows today.

clock March 15, 2011Luisa Zargani

Chloe Sevigny

Retail

Target’s ‘International’ Affair

Retailer celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Go International program by reissuing 34 dress designs by 17 designers.

clock March 15, 2011Sharon Edelson

Soccer player David Villa Sánchez in Adidas’ new All Adidas campaign.

Media

Adidas Goes All In… ESPN The Magazine Does a Style Issue…

Adidas will launch what it claims to be the biggest marketing campaign in its history.

clock March 15, 2011WWD Staff

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Gap Holiday 2020

Business

Gap Celebrates Modern American Optimism With New Campaign

clock 8hAlexandra Pastore

Social Studies

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