Bangladesh Collapse

For penny-pinching, Bangladesh still reigns supreme

 A Bangladeshi man cries for a missing relative, believed to have died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex rubble in April. Photo: AFP

With knitwear exports of over US$2 billion (HK$15.5 billion) a year, India’s garment manufacturing hub Tirupur has earned the nickname “Dollar City,” but its allure for price-conscious global retailers obsessed by discounts of as little as one US cent pales before Banglad

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 3:17pm

US suspends Bangladesh trade privileges

A Bangladeshi woman holds a paper with photo of her missing relative as she seeks compensation at a protest this week. Photo: AP

President Barack Obama has announced the suspension of US trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labour rights and worker safety that intensified after hundreds died there in the global garment industry’s worst accident.

28 Jun 2013 - 11:41am