| India can have an edge in garment exports (September 30, 11)|
Thanks to the global economic recovery, exports from India are booming and one industry which has greatly benefited from the demand upturn is readymade garments
| PAKISTAN: EU waiver package: PRGMEA welcomes Indian support (September 30, 11)|
Chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz A Khokhar has welcomed Indian support for Pakistan's EU waiver package in WTO and assured that it would not hurt Indian interests in the EU market. The EU has offered market access to 75 textile items with monetary advantage of about $600 million to the country.
| KARACHI: Steady trend seen amid active mills' buying on cotton market (September 30, 11)|
Prices were firm following the active mills' purchasing but it looks that present trend may not continue in the near future due to falling demand by buyers, dealers said on the cotton market on Thursday. The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) official spot rate was inert at Rs 6,400, they said.
| KARACHI: Cotton prices become duller (September 30, 11)|
While steadier situation appeared to have manifested itself in the morning, but by the evening on Thursday cotton prices appeared to lose between Rs 100 to Rs 200 per maund (37.32 kgs) since yesterday. Better and drier weather is replacing itself compared to the earlier months when monsoon season was very wet which resulted in massive rains and floods.
| INDIA: AEPC Demands Export Benefits for Indian Apparel Industry (September 30, 11)|
Noting the retrospective introduction of DEPB for cotton/cotton yarn at the rate of 5.6 % and 7.67 % effective 01 October and 01 April 2011 respectively, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) acknowledged that the going has been tough for cotton & cotton yarn and said these benefits will definitely give a big boost to the producers and exporters of these basic/industrial raw materials.
| PAKISTAN: Seminar on cotton to be held on September 6 (September 03, 11)|
A PhD research seminar on "Establishment of Regeneration and Transformation System for Cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.)" will be held at new auditorium of National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) here on September 06. Briefing about the topic, a spokesman of the NIBGE said that plant tissue culture and transformation protocols were becoming major tools for crop improvement and fundamental studies.