Category: Emerging Markets


ITC defends its use of funds for Cambodian silk weavers

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has rejected criticisms over the misuse of expenses and funds for a sector-wide Cambodian silk project, saying its approach was...

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Adidas Vietnam in tax probe

Adidas Vietnam has pledged its full co-operation to authorities as officials in the country probe the sportswear giant’s accounts.

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Speciality Lycra production line to start up in Singapore

Invista, an integrated producer of polymers and fibres, has announced the start-up of a new production line in Singapore designed specifically to produce a series...

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H&M urged to stop buying Uzbek cotton

Fashion retailer H&M has come under increasing pressure to break ties with clothing suppliers that buy cotton from Uzbekistan, where large quantities of the fibre...

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Lithuanian knitwear producers highlight lack of innovative capacity

Lithuanian apparel and underwear manufacturer Utenos Trikotazas (UT) introduced the new About underwear brand at the end of 2012.

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Russian government to increase support for textile and light industry

The Russian government is to increase support for the domestic textile and light industry this year, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

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Kyrgyz government to attract textile industry investment

The government of Kyrgyzstan is considering active development of the country's textile industry over the next few years with the aim of creating conditions for...

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Russian government to boost cotton production

The Russian government is considering creating conditions for the recovery of cotton production to reduce the country’s dependence on imports.

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Poland's home furnishings market shrinks in 2012

The financial market crisis has exerted a major impact on the Polish home furnishings market, which declined by 5% on average over the last two...

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Adidas rejects working conditions allegations

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas has rejected claims of labour rights violations in several of its supplier’s apparel and footwear factories in Indonesia.

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H&M responds to accusations of low wages

Sweden-based H&M has hit back at accusations that it fails to pay adequate wages to workers in Cambodian factories making its clothing.

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Shengzhou Sunrise and Thien Nam to build textile plant

Vietnamese yarn manufacturer Thien Nam Spinning and Chinese polyester fabric producer Shengzhou Sunrise Textile have established a joint venture called Thien Nam Sunrise Textile to...

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Pan Brothers to launch own brand of clothing

Indonesia’s Pan Brothers, which makes clothing for such global brands as Calvin Klein and The North Face, plans to launch its own brand of apparel...

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Hoa Tho starts construction of new garment plant

Hoa Tho Textile & Garment, a leading Vietnamese textile and clothing manufacturer and a member of the Vietnam National Textile and Apparel Group (Vinatex), has...

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Clothing maker AHA Mura formed through merger

Matjaz Hudopisk has been appointed head of Slovenian clothing maker AHA Mura, which was formed on 1 October through the merger of AHA Moda and...

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Latvian textile exports reach US$322m in H1

Exports of Latvian light and textile products for the first half of the current year reached LVL175m (US$322m) in value terms, most of which came...

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