| Pakistan : Cotton prices maintain upward trend (January 21, 11)|
Cotton prices sustained their upward trajectory this week while a strike call by ginners and the commission agents (arthis) in several Punjab towns continued to protest against withholding tax of 3.5 percent on turnover of agriculture products. With New York cotton futures (ICE) prices again skirting around U.S. Cents 150 per pound this week, fibre prices got an impetus as current crop supplies peter out in the ensuing months.
| Pakistan : Pakistani textile export surges 26 percent (January 21, 11)|
Despite challenges from energy shortage, Pakistan's textile sector has performed well during the first half of the current fiscal year (July 2010 to June 2011) as its exports surged by 25.79 percent over the same period of last fiscal year, local media reported on Thursday.
| Bangladesh : Textile exporters to be affected by Turkish policy (January 21, 11)|
Following the Turkey’s decision of imposing anti-dumping duty on imports of garments and fabrics in order to safeguard the domestic producers, at least 500 apparel firms in Bangladesh are apprehending to face severe setback.
| India : Four centres of excellence for specialised textiles to be set up (January 21, 11)|
The government on Thursday said four centres of excellence will be set up soon for specialised textiles with a total investment of Rs. 100 crore.
| India : Govt set to re-start textile upgradation fund scheme (January 21, 11)|
In what could come as a leg-up for the textiles sector, the Centre is set to re-start its popular Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS).
| India : CITI stresses need for proper perspective (January 20, 11)|
The textile industry and the cotton economy of the country have been victims of irrational government policies during recent years, according to Shri Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI).