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Business Analysts’ Top 10 Economic Predictions for 2018 Show Positive Signs

The global economy will expand in 2018, matching the rate of growth achieved in 2017 and marking the first time since 2011 that global growth topped 3 percent, according to an annual forecast by business information provider IHS Markit.

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TradeNews

Myanmar’s Garment Sector Could be Vastly Improved in Three Years

A consortium of government organization, labor groups and academia has launched a three-year project in Myanmar to improve the work environment in the country's garment sector.

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Raw MaterialsNews

Textile Happenings: Teijin Frontier Sets Thailand R&D Center, Coats Buys Patrick Yarn Mill, DuPont Apexa Taps Toyobo

Teijin Frontier is opening an R&D center in Thailand to grow its polyester business, Coats sews up deal to acquire Patrick Yarn Mill and DuPont Apexa and Toyobo team up for biodegradable polymer production.

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Trump Sued by Patagonia, Coalition Over National Monuments Proclamation

Patagonia has joined in with a broad coalition to sue the Trump administration aiming to strike down what they claim is the President’s “extreme overreach of authority” in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument.

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LogisticsNews

Japanese Firms Look to Blockchain to Improve Cross-Border Trade

A consortium of Japanese Businesses involved in global trade have teamed up to start a demonstration test this month to verify the applicability of blockchain technology as a way to streamline and upgrade cross-border trade operations.

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LogisticsNews

Import Cargo Increases in 2017, but a Nixed NAFTA Could Curb That Spike

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5% this month over the same time last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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VF Corp. Announces Sweeping Supply Chain Sustainability Plans

VF Corp. announced a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy called Made for Change, outlining aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements across its business, portfolio of brands, global supply chain and communities worldwide.

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Downlite Introduces New Innovations in Down Fill Using Recycled Materials

Downlite has developed new down-fill innovations involving natural and recycled materials that offer the dual benefit of enhancing the performance of the material, while being grounded in its core value of environmental stewardship.

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