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Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

PARIS — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.
Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe dead at 40, says company executive

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe dead at 40, says company executive

TORONTO — The mastermind responsible for turning Toronto beauty brand Deciem into a multi-million-dollar company that shook up the cosmetics industry has died.
Class action against pot producer Organigram gets green light for trial

Class action against pot producer Organigram gets green light for trial

MONCTON, N.B. — A class action lawsuit against licensed cannabis producer Organigram Inc. has been given the green light to proceed to trial.
World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions: IMF report

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions: IMF report

DAVOS, Switzerland — The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for world economic growth this year, citing heightened trade tensions and rising U.S. interest rates. The IMF said Monday that it expects global growth this year of 3.
MTY Food Group raises quarterly dividend by 10 per cent to 16.5 cents

MTY Food Group raises quarterly dividend by 10 per cent to 16.5 cents

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. is increasing its quarterly dividend to shareholders by 10 per cent. The company says it will pay a quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share on Feb. 15, up from its previous rate of 15 cents per share.

Shawcor Ltd. signs deal to buy ZCL Composites Inc. for $308 million

TORONTO — Pipeline services company Shawcor Ltd. has signed a deal to buy ZCL Composites Inc., a maker of fibreglass reinforced plastic underground storage tanks, for $308 million.
China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 per cent over a year earlier, down from 2017's 6.
Kenzo explores designer's roots at Paris Fashion Week

Kenzo explores designer's roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo's fall menswear show that celebrated of one of the designer's fascinating Chinese-Peruvian heritage. Here are some highlights of Sunday's installment of Paris Fashion Week.
Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

Tall timber towers taking root in Canada as builders look to go green

TORONTO — Six years ago architect Michael Green took the stage at a TED conference and called for an global era of wood-framed skyscrapers. Some were skeptical. "People really thought I was an idiot," said Green in a recent interview.

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Wholesale trade Statistics Canada will release wholesale trade and manufacturing numbers for November on Tuesday. The federal agency said wholesale sales rose 1.