Piper Jaffray has released the results of its 36th “Taking Stock With Teens” study, showing that Gen-Z girls are now spending three times more on beauty than accessories, while streetwear still dominates apparel trends.
North Korea imported at least $640 million worth of luxury goods from China last year, in defiance of U.N. sanctions outlawing such trade over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, a South Korean lawmaker said.
India’s goods exports fell by 2.15 per cent year-on-year to $27.95 billion in September after a positive run between April and August. The decline is hoped to be temporary, owing to a high-base effect.
Nearly 1,200 garment factories in Bangladesh shut shop in the last four years due to lack of compliance and being left behind in the competitive environment, according to a Bangladeshi garment association.
Brussels-based Fair Trade Advocacy Office and the UN Conference on Trade and Development are joining forces to improve the living and working conditions of artisans and producers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Cambodia failed on Friday to allay criticisms of authoritarianism and rights abuses that threaten the country’s duty-free trading access to the European Union, the EU’s top diplomat said after talks with its premier.
A key festival brought little activity to the physical gold market in India this week as purchases remained significantly lower than normal with domestic prices jumping to the highest in more than two years.
China’s industrial output grew 5.8 percent in September from a year earlier, missing expectations, while fixed-asset investment growth rose to 5.4 percent in the first nine months, above forecasts, data showed on Friday.