Government and Trade


Government and Trade

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.

Child Labor List Cites Some Progress

The use of child labor and forced labor remains widespread around the world according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest report.

Door to Myanmar Starts to Open

New labor and energy initiatives could provide the impetus that puts the country on the sourcing map for apparel importers.

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Hong Kong Retailers Reel From Protests

Preliminary reports indicate retailers here experienced a significant drop in sales as pro-democracy demonstrators paralyzed the city last week.

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