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04.25.2014

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Q&A With Mikail Shipar, Bangladesh Secretary for Labor

On the anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza, the secretary discusses the changes he's seen in the last year.

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Bangladesh Marks Anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy

As the one-year anniversary of the tragedy nears, there are a host of reminders of the lost lives, but also of some lessons learned.

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Fostering Change From the BGMEA

The association's vice president Shahidullah Azim talks about the changes that have taken place in the Bangladesh industry since the Rana Plaza disaster.

The Big Picture in Bangladesh From the ILO Perspective

Srinivas B. Reddy, the country director for the International Labor Organization, looks back at the last year and what lies ahead.

Chinese Worker Strike Spreads to Jiangxi

The strike involving tens of thousands of workers at factories in Dongguan has now spilled over into manufacturing facilities located in another province.

No Resolution Yet in China Protests

Tens of thousands of workers continue their strike over a benefit dispute at factories in the southern province of Guangdong.

Alliance Talks Milestones in Bangladesh

Showing its willingness to be transparent and share progress, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety held a press briefing in Dhaka Thursday.

China's GDP Growth Slows in Q1

The government said China's economy is off to a strong start this year but also warned that it "still faces downward pressure."

European Parliament Votes on Labeling Issue

Debates over the proposed “Made in” legislation had fallen mostly along northern and southern European lines.

Mass Protest at Chinese Sneaker Factory

Plant manufactures shoes for Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance and more.

World Trade to Grow 4.7% in 2014

The increase is spurred by a firming up of the economic recovery in the U.S. and Europe and continued growth in emerging Asian economies.

J.C. Penney's Sourcing Looks to the West

The retailer's sourcing has taken on an increasingly American flavor in recent seasons.

Labor Groups Protest at Children's Place

Demand $8 million in compensation for Rana Plaza victims.

Urbanization, Consumer Power Shaping China

Two Peking University professors spoke about the rising wealth and manufacturing power of the country.

Feds Assure Business on Cyber Sharing

The statement comes on the heels of heightened Congressional scrutiny over the private sector’s data security systems and breach notification standards.

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