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SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh garment exports boom despite disasters

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Output from Bangladesh's accident-prone garment sector increased in June, data showed Tuesday, with demand from foreign retailers still growing despite the country's factory disaster in April.

12 Jul 2013

BANGLADESH

Top retailers, unions to inspect Bangladesh factories

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Seventy top retailers have pledged to improve worker safety and allow inspection of all of their garment factories in Bangladesh within nine months under a pact signed with unions after a deadly factory collapse, a statement said today.

8 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

AFRICA

International trade delegations flock to SAITEX

JOHANNESBURG, SA: At least 35 countries will be represented by the 337 companies exhibiting at the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) from 25 to 27 July. Many will be there as part of trade delegations from participating nations or regions. Under the auspices of embassies and trade federations, exhibitors will present a rich variety of products reflecting key exports of these countries.

21 Jul 2010