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Emaar Malls Reports Strong Growth Despite Gulf Economic Slowdown

Emaar Malls reported a 23 percent increase in net profits for 2014.

– January 21, 2015

Business

Australia Consumer Sentiment Picks Up in January

A measure of Australian consumer sentiment rebounded in January after a sharp fall in petrol prices and better news on employment.

– January 21, 2015

Business

Esprit Issues H1 Profit Warning

The company said unusually warm weather in Europe and some special return agreements in China dented sales.



– January 21, 2015

The Markets

Dramatizing the Plight of the Bangladesh Worker

The 60-minute long “Made in Bangladesh” show focuses on poor working conditions in the mass production garment factories.

– January 20, 2015

Retail

Fast Retailing's Tadashi Yanai Speaks Out on Chinese Factories

Yanai said he was surprised by report on unsafe working condition at two of Uniqlo's suppliers.

– January 20, 2015

Business

China's Q4 GDP Beats Expectations

The numbers help the full-year expansion remain close to the government’s target.

– January 19, 2015

Business

Chinese Stock Turmoil Stays at Home

Moves away from margin trading hit hard, sending shares in Shanghai down nearly 8 percent.

– January 19, 2015

Business

Europe’s Markets Close Up

The Swiss Market Index also gained, after logging heavy falls last week.

– January 19, 2015

Retail

Hindustan Unilever Cuts Prices as Thrifty Shoppers Hurt Volumes

The maker Dove soap, Sunsilk shampoo and Lipton tea said it aimed to revive demand by bringing down prices on some of its products.

– January 19, 2015

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

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