| India : Tamil Nadu textile companies on strike to protest surging cotton prices (September 25, 10)|
Micro, small and medium textile companies in southern Tamil Nadu are on a 48-hour strike from Friday morning to protest the increase in cotton and yarn prices following the government decision to permit cotton exports.
| Kenya : Apparel sector up in arms against port delays (September 24, 10)|
Textile producers in countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) market are quite exasperated over inordinate delay in clearing of consignments at Mombasa port.
| Bangladesh : Bangladesh exports jump 31% in August (September 24, 10)|
Bangladesh’s exports in August surged 31.25 percent to $1.79 billion from a year earlier, led by strong demand for the country’s readymade garments, data showed on Thursday.
| Pakistan : APTMA concerned about cotton export licences (September 24, 10)|
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has sought the government’s help in impressing upon the Indian government to issue export licences to their cotton exporters so that the contracts pending between India and Pakistan could be fulfilled.
| India : Grain output comfortable, but export ban to stay: Pawar (September 24, 10)|
With foodgrain production in 2010-2011 all set to wipe off the deficiencies of last year because of good monsoon, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday assured the nation that output looks comfortable to meet all needs, but declined to lift the ban on wheat and rice exports despite good harvest.
| India : Don’t allow export of cotton, MK tells PM (September 24, 10)|
Chief minister M.Karunanidhi has exhorted the Union government to disallow export of cotton till domestic requirements are met. In a letter to Prime Ministyer Manmohan Singh, the chief minister insisted that cotton should be made available at reasonable prices to domestic textile producers and noted that unless this is done value-added textile products such as hosiery and garments would become uncompetitive in the global market.