Government and Trade


Government and Trade

Bangladesh Alliance Contracts for Independent Assessment

The project team will be led by Hasanat Alamgir, an associate professor of occupational health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.

Women's Apparel Prices Fall in September

A decline in women’s apparel retail prices in September was offset by an increase in men’s, boys’ and girls’ clothing prices.

ILO Urges Further Reform in Bangladesh

The International Labor Organization intensified the pressure on the Bangladesh government to make stronger reforms in its garment industry.

China Q3 GDP Beats Expectations

While that growth exceeded analysts' expectations, it was also the slowest expansion since the first quarter of 2009.

Leaders of Italy and China Stress Cooperation

The fifth annual China-Italy Innovation Forum took place on Thursday at the Politecnico University of Milan.

Obama Unveils Cyber Security Initiative

The U.S. president launched a new initiative aimed at arming the government, businesses and consumers with the tools to fight the onslaught of cyber attacks.

Companies Retaliate in ITC Patent Case

Several of the major companies involved in a U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement case are accusing the complainants of deception.

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Bangladesh Factories Seek Remediation Funds

Garment factory owners are considering the costs of improvements once again, and their ability to finance them.

U.S. Begins IPR Review of India

The U.S. said Tuesday it will begin an “out-of-cycle” review of India’s efforts to protect and enforce intellectual property rights.

Occupy Protests Seen as Passing Economic Storm for Hong Kong

So far, the Occupy Central protests have proved to be just another passing storm. By Lisa Pham

Widespread Safety Issues Identified at Bangladesh Clothing Factories

Inspectors have found safety problems at all factories they visited as part of an initiative launched after a building collapse last year.

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