Archive: 2013


Woman shot dead during protests in Cambodia

A woman died and at least nine people were been injured in Cambodia in mid-November following a clash between striking clothing workers, many of them…

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Indonesian strike pushes for higher wages

Workers across Indonesia took part in a two-day national strike last month, demanding higher salaries, health insurance and an end to what they describe as…

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Toray to build new sewing plants in Myanmar

Japanese man-made fibre maker Toray Industries is expanding its overseas sewing operations to capitalise on growing demand for clothing in emerging economies.

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Vinatex to build textile complex in Hai Phong

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has announced plans to construct a new textile complex for the production manufacturing of yarn and fabric…

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Polypropylene production in Azerbaijan to start in 2016

Azerbaijan is expected to start production of polypropylene in 2016, with production at 150,000 tonnes in 2016 and 2017, according to the draft socio-economic development…

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French investor to rent factory in Serbia

Franck Oury of Paris, France, has signed a lease agreement for the former Beko factory in Svilajnac, where preparations for the start of production have…

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Australian wool company to invest in Bulgaria

Australian wool company Lempriere is planning a long-term investment in Bulgaria and plans to install wool processing machinery at a facility in Sliven by April…

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Riga to host Baltic Fashion & Textile fair

The Latvian capital Riga is gearing up to host a new fashion and textile fair, which aims to boost the textile industry of the entire…

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Philippine clothing brands to merge to compete with foreign brands

Philippines clothing brands Bayo and Unica Hija are to merge to improve their chances of competing in the local market.

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Verdezyne granted BioNexus status by Malaysian Biotechnology

US-based Verdezyne, a developer of renewable polyamide fibre and bio-based chemicals, has been granted BioNexus status by Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Malaysia’s primary bio-based industry development…

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