| China : Cotton export registration picks up steam with fresh arrivals (October 05, 10)|
Registration for exports of raw cotton is picking up steam with the arrival of the first round of cotton.
| Pakistan : Govt considering raising Rs 100bn from export sector (October 05, 10)|
The government is contemplating withdrawal of zero-rating status of the textile sector to generate interest-free loans to the tune of Rs 100 billion through so-called General Sales Tax (GST), thatís why it does not pay any heed to the hue and cry of the business community, newly elected Chairman Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) Ijaz Khokhar said.
| India : Rising cost of cotton production concern for all growers (October 05, 10)|
An increase in the cost of cotton production by 17 per cent to $ 1.22 per kg of lint in the last three years is a big concern for all growers across the world, the International Cotton Advisory Committee said.
| India : Textile associations to meet CM (October 05, 10)|
Major textile associations in the knitwear hub of nearby Tirupur would soon meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M Karunanidhi and Deputy Chief Minister, M K Stalin to appraise them of the situation being faced by the entire garment sector and als o the effect of export of cotton on the industry.
| China : South China province assists Xinjiang to build major cotton manufacturing base (October 04, 10)|
Guangdong, an economically developed province in south China, has planned to help the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region establish a major cotton manufacturing base.
| India : Apparel prices to rise 15% this festival season (October 04, 10)|
Are set to pinch apparel buyers this festive season shopping for which is set to begin in a week. Rising cotton prices, up 72% over one year, have left retailers with little choice but to pass on the cost burden to the consumers who are set to pay 15% more for their favourite brands ó bet it lingerie, shirts, or bottoms.