Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Case numbers expected to be just over 50; Cabinet decision on Auckland north hours away; Navy MIQ workers await test results

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China July Retail Sales Growth of 8.5% Disappoints

SHANGHAI–July national retail sales in China grew 8.5 percent compared to a year ago, missing expectations as the Delta variant virus outbreak and flooding in Henan weighed on the economy. While it was a disappointing month–analyst consensus was for 11.4

LV handbags still the rage in pandemic

(BLOOMBERG) – The demand for popular designer handbags is very strong even though people are staying home more these days. Sales of Louis Vuitton handbags and the easing of coronavirus lockdowns across the world helped revenue soar at fashion house

Fear of God Goes After Alleged Counterfeit Sites

Fear of God is taking aim at alleged counterfeit websites that it claims are deploying techniques to throw brands and enforcers off their trail.  In a trademark and counterfeit suit filed this month in federal court in Illinois, the luxury

Retail sales rose in June in latest sign of economic recovery.

Retail sales rose in June, the Commerce Department reported on Friday, an unexpected jump that came as American consumers boosted spending on dining out and buying clothes and gadgets, even as sales of other items like cars fell. The 0.6

Italys Luxury Resort Retail Business Is in Full Bloom

MILAN — Meet them at the beach. That might be the mantra that luxury and fashion brands are repeating this summer. Surely, the resort retail business is having a golden moment in Italy, one of the most attractive countries for

Latin America E-tailer Dafiti Seeks New CEO in Reshuffle

MEXICO CITY — Dafiti Group, a subsidiary of Global Fashion Group, is seeking a new chief executive officer following the departure of CEO and cofounder Philipp Povel and the other cofounder, Malte Huffman, for what the e-tailer said are personal