| India : Export sector share of bank credit shrinks (September 27, 10)|
The infrastructure sector may be enjoying easier access to credit, but that could be at the cost of export-oriented sectors such as textiles, gem and jewellery and engineering.
| India : SICA seeks efforts to increase cotton production in State (September 27, 10)|
The South India Cotton Association has appealed to the State Government to take efforts for increasing cotton production in the State.
| India : Cotton production to touch 35 million bales (September 27, 10)|
Cotton ginners across the country expect cotton production to hover around 35.5 million bales (1 bale=170 kg) in 2010-11, which would be an increase of 4 million bales as compared to 31.5 million bales in 2009-10.
| India : FICCI to create Interactive Portal for Technical Textiles (September 25, 10)|
Inaugurating an Interactive Workshop on Medical Textiles organized by FICCI, Mr. Sujit Gulati, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, advised FICCI to create an Interactive Portal for Technical Textiles so that issues are addressed promptly and the sector becomes globally competitive. A FICCI-SITRA Knowledge paper was also released by him on this occasion.
| Italy : Orders of textile machinery grows - ACIMIT (September 25, 10)|
Orders for Italian textile machinery grew over the second quarter of 2010, which closed with an overall index of 159.5 points for the period from April/June, amounting to a 35% increase compared to the previous quarter.
| India : Apparel exporters up in arms against cotton exports (September 25, 10)|
Come October India will resume export of cotton. While this will bring cheer to millions of cotton farmers, the textile industry is up in arms as their raw material cotton would get expensive. Apparel exporters say this could lead to a shortage of yarn to the domestic industry.