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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in US over Takata air bags

Reuters | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. Read More »

eBay, Wal-Mart warnings stir holiday sales concerns

AJOT | October 20, 2014 | International Trade

EBay Inc joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc in cutting its outlook for the all-important holiday season, suggesting that the fourth quarter may turn out to be weaker than some analysts predicted as recently as last week. Read More »

Costco seeks China path that avoids Wal-Mart’s potholes

Reuters | October 17, 2014 | International Trade

By selling directly to Chinese consumers on Alibaba's platform, a move announced Tuesday, Costco Wholesale Corp. aims to employ local knowledge and a low-cost structure to avoid missteps that caused even the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to stumble. Read More »

The global business of secondhand clothes thrives in Kenya

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

Shaded by ragged squares of canvas, amid choking dust and the noise of hawkers, shoppers in Nairobi's Gikomba market can turn up Tommy Hilfiger jeans or a Burberry jacket for a fraction of the price in London's Regent Street or New York's Fifth Avenue. Read More »

US confirms duties on China’s refrigerant imports

Reuters | October 16, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed steep duties on imports of refrigerant gas from China, saying the goods were sold too cheaply in the United States and were produced using Chinese government subsidies. Read More »

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