| India : Heritage tag in way of textile museum (October 18, 10)|
Plans to build a textile museum encapsulating Mumbaiís century-long textile manufacturing history could run into a hurdle as India United Mills 2 & 3, where the museum has been proposed, have been accorded heritage status.
| India : Cotton King to expand south India operations (October 18, 10)|
Cotton King is planning to expand its operations in south India. Pradeep Marathe, director, Cotton King, told a news conference that the chain was planning to open five stores in Hyderabad this fiscal.
| India : Rupee surge worries Indian textile exporters (October 18, 10)|
The appreciation of the rupee against the US dollar has hit Indiaís textile exporters. Following heavy rush of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to India, the rupee has appreciated by 6.3% in the last two months. The rupee was ruling around 47 per dollar two months ago, and on Friday, it breached below 44 and closed at 44 levels.
| India : Cotton exports situation under close watch (October 15, 10)|
The government and the industry both are closely watching the situation on cotton exports in order to fulfill the domestic demand and make the textile & clothing industry competitive in the global markets.
| Pakistan : EU tariff concessions enhance export potential of textiles (October 15, 10)|
Pakistan textiles would receive another US $4 billion this year due to the increase in the prices of domestically produced cotton. Another $1 billion will be added to its earnings as a result of the tariff concessions issued by the European Union (EU). This will take the total textile exports of Pakistan to $15 billion.
| India : Domestic textile machinery makers want end to sops on imports (October 15, 10)|
Concerned over unchecked import of second hand textile machinery, domestic manufacturers have asked the government to stop fiscal sops on imported technology , particularly from China.