| India : Exporters call for textiles ministerís intervention (October 15, 10)|
Tirupur Exportersí Association (TEA) has urged the union textiles minister, Dayanidhi Maran to immediately ban on cotton yarn export, as the spinning mills have rejected the appeals to bring down prices by Rs 10.
| India : Textile industry fears no ending cotton stock by Dec (October 15, 10)|
Though the government has recently taken steps to ensure that only exportable surplus of cotton would be exported in 2010-11, aggressive registration by exporters might leave the country with no ending stock by December 2011.
| Islamabad : Pakistan seeks replacement of 15 textile items (October 14, 10)|
Pakistan would request for replacement of 15 textile items in the list of items qualified by the European Union (EU) for 0% duty concession on import from Pakistan during the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) meeting scheduled today (Thursday) at Brussels.
| Pakistan : Pakistan forced to import over three million bales of raw cotton (October 14, 10)|
Pakistan will be forced to import over 3 million bales of raw cotton to meet the demands of local textile industry as cotton production will remain around 11.5 million bales against set target of 14 million bales in crop season 2010-11.
| Pakistan : Yarn prices fluctuating after every 20 minutes: knitted, woven garments units in trouble (October 14, 10)|
Spinners are fluctuating yarn prices from minute to minute amidst rising uncertainty on cotton trade in the international market, already reached to 1.6 dollar per pound. Sources said the prevailing circumstances in the yarn market are heading towards another chaotic situation like the last year, inviting troubles for fragmented value added industry.
| India : Cotton rates surge by Rs 400, mills switch to other materials (October 14, 10)|
Amid criticism over the Centre's move to allow cotton exports, cotton prices have surged by over Rs 400 a quintal on account of low arrivals from producing areas and strong demand from textile mills in Punjab and Haryana.