Government and Trade


Government and Trade

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Hong Kong Trade Regime Lauded at WTO

Trading partners in a global forum lauded Hong Kong for maintaining one of the most business-friendly, open-trade regimes in the world.

Retail Prices Fall in October

Overall retail prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month, after remaining unchanged in September.

Ralph Toledano, Puig, Jean Paul Gaultier SAS, Demonstration, Paris

Gaultier Workers Stage Demonstration

The fashion house's works council "deplores the extent of the reorganization."

West Coast Port Congestion Easing

Even with longshoremen working full shifts, the increased volume of imports has exacerbated the congestion at 29 ports.

BCG Report: New Sourcing Era Emerging

A new report from the Boston Consulting Group makes a bold statement in its title — “Apparel at a Crossroads: The End of Low-Cost-Country Sourcing.”

Japan Postpones Sales-Tax Increase

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

Companies Balance Reputations, Rewards in Myanmar

The country poses numerous risks for investors cautious not only about the financial stakes, but of their international reputations, as well.

David Cameron Writes About Europe Downturn

British prime minister publishes editorial after G20 summit.

Thomas Middelhoff to Appeal Prison Sentence

The former Arcandor chief executive was found guilty of embezzlement, tax evasion.

Italy's Fashion-Obsessed Tax Authorities

Italy’s tax police have, over the years, cast an accusatory net over high-profile personalities that make headlines.

Japan Slips into Recession

The country's Q3 GDP contracted unexpectedly and it is looking increasingly likely that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a sales-tax increase.

Myanmar Agrees to Labor Rights Initiative

The U.S., Japan, Denmark and the International Labor Organization jointly unveiled a new initiative with Myanmar aimed at improving labor rights.

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