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Currency Concerns Dominate Beijing Fairs

China's eminent move on the yuan could raise prices.

Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok Protests Close Major Malls

Retail losses mount in Thailand due to mass protests.

Geithner Goes to Beijing as Currency Issue Heats Up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will make an unscheduled visit to Beijing today for talks with China’s vice premier.

U.S., India Launch Economic and Financial Partnership

Talks come amid trade tensions.

U.S., Brazil Reach Accord on Cotton

The U.S. and Brazil reached an agreement Tuesday that will delay sanctions set to start today on millions of dollars of U.S. exports.

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FTC Ups Scrutiny of Environmentally Safe Product Claims

The green movement may lead to stricter regulations for textiles made from bamboo and other products.

China, factory jobs, Guo Weiqing, Pearl River Delta, migration patterns, infrastructure, textiles,

China Industry Facing Labor Shortage

Shortage across China’s manufacturing zones, particularly in the lowest-paying jobs, continues and could eventually lead to price hikes.

China U.S. Prime Source Forum

Prime Source Forum Debates Economics and Trade

Panelists at Prime Source questioned the direction the U.S. and Chinese governments have taken regarding economic issues.

NaTrue Pursues Global Seal

NaTrue, also known as the International Organic Cosmetics Association, looks to create a globalized consumer standard.

USTR Report Details Trade Barriers

Issues range from increasing or consistently high tariff rates to licensing and customs concerns.

Hugo Boss to Reopen Talks on Cleveland Plant

Pressure from the National Labor Relations Board has led Hugo Boss to renew negotiations with the suit factory that it has slated to close later this month.

Pakistan Court Sides With Yarn Mills

Pakistan court issued an order Tuesday that puts off the government’s yarn export quota restriction, which is aimed at boosting domestic knit production.

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