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Business

China 2014 Cotton Imports Hit Five-Year Low

China imported 264,500 tonnes of cotton in December, down 57 percent from the same month a year ago.

– January 19, 2015

The Markets

Kate Spade Signs New Cold Weather Accessories Deal

It has signed an agreement with GBG Accessories Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brands Group Holding Ltd. in Hong Kong.

– January 18, 2015

Business

U.S Will Not Reinstate Trade Benefits for Bangladesh

U.S. trade officials concluded that while Bangladesh has made some progress, it has failed to address workers’ rights issues and complete factory inspections.

– January 18, 2015

Retail

Alibaba in Initiative to Court China Consumer for U.S. Retailers

At the heart of its push are Alibaba's and Alipay's trial deals to handle Chinese sales, payment and shipping for some of the biggest names in U.S. retail.

– January 16, 2015

Retail

Vietnam's Vingroup Plans Major Mall Expansion to Tap Retail Growth

Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup expects to launch about 24 shopping centres across the country this year.

– January 15, 2015

The Markets

Fast Retailing Warns Chinese Factories

The Japanese company has instructed two of its Uniqlo suppliers to improve factory working conditions after an inspection found several problems.

– January 15, 2015

Business

Blockade in Bangladesh Damages Apparel Sector

Business leaders and factory owners reacted with dismay on Wednesday.

– January 15, 2015

Beauty

Shu Uemura to Collaborate with Yaz Bukey

The two are coming together to create a 34-stockkeeping collection that will hit counters in May.

– January 14, 2015

Business

China Allows Full Foreign Ownership of E-commerce Firms in Shanghai FTZ

Foreign investors previously required a Chinese joint-venture partner to operate an e-commerce firm in the free trade zone.

– January 14, 2015

Business

Alibaba Buys Control of AdChina

The e-commerce giant is looking to ramp up its online marketing capabilities.

– January 14, 2015

Business

Sourcing Over the Past Decade

It's been 10 years since the nations of the WTO phased out quotas on apparel and textile imports.

– January 12, 2015

Business

U.S., India Talks Include Textiles, Retail

The promise of increased trade between the U.S. and India is expected to begin taking shape this month.

– January 12, 2015

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