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Ten things to think about when buying a rug

Sunday, 18 July, 2004, 12:00am

Top advice from Italy

As a key trend-setting nation in the fashion and the textile industry, Italy is uniquely placed to predict fabric and accessory directions for the first season of the new millennium.

Visitors to Interstoff Asia can find the trend forecast from SITex, organiser of the biggest textile show in Italy, on CD- ROM and in bilingual handouts.

29 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

50 years ago

LONDON (March 3): STERLING is becoming scarce in many parts of the world. Its growing scarcity is having wide effects and is likely to have more. The strengthening of sterling is already making serious difficulties for some British exports, because some overseas markets have less sterling with which to pay them.

28 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Artist's high-fibre staple diet

Chan Suet-fun has been mistaken for a fashion designer, a weaver, a tailor and countless other things, seemingly every time she tells someone she is a fibre artist.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Mainland charter warning

The International Maritime Bureau has advised cargo owners to exercise caution when chartering mainland-operated vessels, according to a Lloyd's List report.

12 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Country relies less on jute as export earner

Bangladesh's economic dependence on jute has declined dramatically because competition from synthetic fibre substitutes has undermined the importance of the raw material.

26 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Past and future lies in the land

BANGLADESH, long known as East Bengal, shares much of the history of the Indian subcontinent.

Muslim conquerors arrived in the 12th century and British rule began in the 18th century with the coming of the British East India Company.

In 1947, it achieved independence from Britain as an eastern province of Pakistan.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Bangladesh agriculture

BANGLADESH possesses fertile soils and the economy of the country is predominantly agrarian.

It is the world's largest producer of jute.

More than three-quarters of its earning come from raw jute and jute products.

The country's other major agricultural products are rice, potato, pulses, sugarcane and tobacco.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am