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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Patagonia among coalition suing Trump over national monument  (2017-12-14)
  US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is among a broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organisations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists suing the Trump Administration in a move designed to strike down the President's "extreme overreach of authority" in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.
Sears extends term loan maturity   (2017-12-14)
  As part of its ongoing efforts to return to profitability US retail giant Sears Holdings Corp has struck a deal to extend the maturity of its existing term loan.
Ted Baker invests in supply chain management tool  (2017-12-14)
  Global lifestyle brand Ted Baker is to use Segura's supply chain visibility platform to improve its supplier management processes.
Sports Direct shares tumble as H1 profit plummets 67.3%   (2017-12-14)
  Shares in Sports Direct International were down 9.6% this morning (14 December) as profit more than halved in the UK sportswear retailer's first six months of the year, despite what chief executive Mike Ashley said was a "spectacular trading performance".
Non-tariff measures weigh on developing countries  (2017-12-14)
  Non-tariff measures are more costly than tariffs for developing countries in almost all sectors, a new report shows.
Pataonia among coalition suing Trump over national monument  (2017-12-14)
  US outdoor clothing giant Patagonia is among a broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organisations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists suing the Trump Administration in a move designed to strike down the President's "extreme overreach of authority" in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.
Adidas among group calling for climate action  (2017-12-14)
  German sportswear giant Adidas is among more than 50 major global corporates calling on world leaders to tackle climate change by introducing framework conditions that lay the foundation for a pathway towards limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Mexico turns attention to concluding EU trade deal  (2017-12-14)
  Mexico appears to be turning its attentions to securing an agreement on a major trade deal with the European Union (EU) before the end of the year, as talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) largely stall.
Mauritius garment workers win new minimum wage  (2017-12-14)
  The Mauritian Government has approved a new minimum wage package, which unions say will mean a significant increase for many workers, particularly those in the textile sector.
Ethiopia inaugurates two new industrial parks  (2017-12-14)
  Ethiopia will inaugurate two new industrial parks this month, representing an investment of US$315m, as part of the government's long-term vision to become a world-leading apparel and textile hub.
Teijin Frontier sets up fibre research lab in Thailand  (2017-12-13)
  Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting company of Teijin Group, has made further moves to position Thailand as a hub for its global operations with the opening of an R&D fibre facility in the country, and the transfer of polyester fibre production to its Thai subsidiary.
EU and Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement   (2017-12-13)
  The European Union has finalised negotiations for a free trade agreement with Japan in a move that should benefit a number of sectors including leather, clothing and footwear.
Inditex expansion boosts profit and sales  (2017-12-13)
  Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months of the year as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.
Alvanon adds 3D design and prototyping course  (2017-12-13)
  Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new course dedicated to helping brands and retailers navigate the world of 3D design and prototyping.
Nike footwear to benefit from high-performance foams  (2017-12-13)
  Shares in Zotefoams, a leader in cellular material technology, were up by 12.9% this morning as the firm announced it has inked a strategic partnership to develop footwear technology and supply materials for US sportswear giant Nike.

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