Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

Beijing brand race

Olympic torch shines on brands in Beijing
As the start of this summer's Beijing Olympics attracts around four billion onlookers from over 200 countries, leading brands are tussling for the inside lane and marketing gold. Joe Ayling reports on how the 2008 Games take on extra significance given the economic momentum of host nation China.

Li & Fung profits soar

HONG KONG: Li & Fung on acquisition trail as H1 profit soars
Supply chain giant Li & Fung this week said profit rose 18% to HKD$1.24bn (US$159m) for the first half of the year, and announced the acquisition of a US handbag importer.

Wal-Mart Brazil boost

BRAZIL: Wal-Mart plans $1bn store expansion
US retail giant Wal-Mart is planning to invest around $1bn expanding its operations in Brazil, where it will open around 80 to 90 new stores under its nine brands and formats.

Abercrombie profit flattened

US: Abercrombie & Fitch sees Q2 income fall 2%
US fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has reported second quarter net income of US$77.8m, down from net income of $81.3m in the prior year quarter, after its overall same-store sales fell.

Uzbek trade reform

US: Trade groups urge end to child labour in Uzbek cotton
A coalition of four trade associations representing the US apparel and retail industries is meeting with the Ambassador of Uzbekistan today (15 August) to call for the end of forced child labour in the country's cotton fields.