| PAKISTAN: Textiles on the move from Pakistan to Bangladesh (August 31, 11)|
Tauseef Salamat, the owner of a Pakistani textile mill, grinned ruefully as he read a text message that reminded him to turn off the plant's natural gas supply for three days under a government programme to ration scarce energy resources or face a penalty. These are tough times for Pakistan's once-thriving textiles industry.
| KARACHI: Enhanced activity seen on cotton market as ginners lower selling prices (August 29, 11)|
Trading activity improved on the cotton market on Saturday as increase in phutti arrivals forced the ginners to lower prices, dealers said. The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 6000, they said. The prices of seedcotton in Sindh were lower by Rs 200-100 to Rs 2300-2500 and rates in Punjab also came down at Rs 2200-2500, they said.
| PAKISTAN: Spot rate, lint, phutti prices at lower levels help activity improve; US cotton also eases (August 29, 11)|
Trading in cotton gained pace restricting fluctuation during the weeks ended on August 27, 2011. The spot rate opened the week at Rs 6300, while it was curtailed on Thursday to Rs 6000.
| INDIA: India can have an edge in garment exports (August 27, 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
| KENYA: Challenges Slow Kenyan Cotton Industry's Rebound (August 27, 11)|
Kenyas fledgling cotton industry has been picking up in recent months with a spike in world prices for cotton. But the once-flourishing business still has a lot of obstacles to overcome to increase the countrys cotton supply and modernize its cotton mills, or "ginneries."
| PCGA to start phutti buying from today (August 24, 11)|
The Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has announced that it will begin procurement of raw cotton (phutti) from the growers on Wednesday as the talk on the levy of withholding tax on cotton between Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and PCGA proved successful. The FBR has also withdrawn the decision of declaring ginners as withholding tax collecting agents.