| India : Rising cotton prices can hit export revenue: Fitch (January 28, 11)|
Fitch Ratings today said the outlook for Indian garment exporters is ''negative to stable'' in 2011 as rising cotton prices and appreciating rupee could dampen profitability and lead to lower export revenue growth.
| India : India exempts restriction on certain cotton yarn exports (January 28, 11)|
India's Director General of Foreign Trade has notified on January 24th it has exempted the restriction on cotton yarn exports for yarns made exclusively from imported cottons.
| India : Garments export dropped 3% in Nov 2011 (January 28, 11)|
After registering positive growth for three months in a row, India's apparel exports again slipped about three per cent to $716 million in November year-on-year, due to less demand from the West and rising input cost.
| Pakistan : Pakistan cotton trade under threat (January 24, 11)|
Pakistan has got one of the toughest environments in which to do business with security problems, political instability and natural disasters all having an impact.
| India : ATIRA to unveil Asia's first geotextiles lab by March (January 24, 11)|
On its way to become a major centre of excellence in technical textiles, the Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA) is set to unveil Asia's first testing and certification laboratory in geotextiles at its campus in Ahmedabad. Being set up in association with German lab, Geoscope.
| India : DGFT crafts new cotton export license policy for transparency (January 24, 11)|
The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has not included ''prior experience'' as a pre-condition for people seeking cotton export permit to keep the licensing policy simple and transparent.