Government and Trade


Government and Trade

China Manufacturing Hits Two-Year High

Manufacturing expanded in July at the fastest pace in more than two years, signaling a pickup in economic growth is strengthening.

President Obama to Host U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

A delegation of international apparel and textile companies and industry trade associations plan to participate.

German Jobless, Retail Data Point to Strong Domestic Economy

German unemployment dropped more than expected in July and retail sales climbed in June.

U.S. Government Warns Retailers About Malicious Software

The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security warned retailers about a type of malicious software attacking point-of-sales systems, dubbed "Backoff."

Amazon to Invest Additional $2B in India

Investment comes as e-commerce race heats up.

Obama Steps Up Sanctions Against Russia

The new round of U.S. sanctions targets key banks and a defense technology firm.

NLRB Rules for Bergdorf Goodman in Union Case

The decision indicated that the board is taking decisions about union bargaining units within stores on a case-by-case basis.

USTR Calls for Expansion of AGOA

The Obama administration is in consultation with Congress over renewing and updating the African Growth & Opportunity Act.

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Production Playing Field Leveling Out Worldwide

A more democratic era has emerged in global sourcing thanks a series of events and shifting buying patterns.

AAFA Lobbies for Trade on Capitol Hill

More than two dozen lawmakers bring their case to Washington.

Retail Sales Drop 4.6% in South Korea

Data for June covers department and discount chains.

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