It has been estimated that there are now about 4,000 Chinese-run clothing factories established in Prato, traditional Tuscan stronghold of the Italian textile industry and, as businesses come, they need housing.Wednesday, 27 February, 2013, 5:04am
China may be the world's leading clothing exporter but it doesn't claim a lion's share of the profits, notes analyst
China's textile industry has faced serious obstacles and disadvantages in international markets despite its position as the world's No 1 exporter, industry insiders lamented yesterday.8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Bangladesh has not lost ground to a flood of Chinese textiles into export markets, thanks in part to China's growing involvement in the South Asian nation, Bangladesh government ministers said yesterday in Beijing.20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Pressure builds to impose restrictions which will affect exporters and lead to more quota cuts
The chairman of a United States government committee considering whether to restrict exports of three categories of Chinese textiles said yesterday that pressure to impose restrictions was intense, and expected to make a decision within a few weeks.1 Nov 2003 - 12:00am
When the textile trade liberalises, China could be denied its riches from rags by an anti-surge device14 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
American textile manufacturers petition the Bush administration for quotas
United States textile manufacturers are poised to file a submission to the Commerce Department that could restrict Chinese clothing exports, including those produced by Hong Kong-owned factories on the mainland, within as little as 90 days.13 Jun 2003 - 12:00am
A package to revive the textile industry will be worked out before the Lunar New Year, the Textile Council's chairman, Chan Wing-kee, said yesterday. It would include ways to ensure a fairer quota allocated for the industry.23 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
Italy is the largest European supplier of textiles to the SAR and will maintain its strong presence at Interstoff Asia Autumn with 25 manufacturers participating in the Italian Pavilion.
Hong Kong is Italy's eighth largest market, with textiles worth $3.79 billion having been exported to the SAR last year - a nine per cent increase year-on- year.21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
The textile industry saw 400,000 workers made redundant in the first half of the year, but falling domestic and export prices mean it has only managed to cut losses by about 4 per cent of the target for the year.
Beijing has chosen the textile industry as a model for cutting back the state sector, with the aim of reducing the chronic overcapacity that plagues most industries.7 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
India may be in a position completely to open its textile industry as early as 2002, India Trade Promotion Organisation director T Hukumchand said.
India's textile exports have increased significantly in the past 30 years and now represent nearly 30 per cent of the country's exports, making them India's single largest foreign-exchange earner.21 Nov 1997 - 12:00am
China's garment industry last year suffered its worst sales slump in nearly a decade, officials say.
The Ministry of Internal Trade yesterday said that garment sales on the mainland dropped 17 per cent last year, although state factories increased output.
Authorities called it the worst sales performance 'since sustained expansion began in 1990'.25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am
FROM an era of an assured domestic market with a minimum amount of sweat, the Indian textile industry is, in the post-liberalisation era, facing a different situation. There is now an opportunity to operate in a global environment without the threat of being overwhelmed by overseas competition.15 Aug 1995 - 12:00am
RESTRUCTURING and technological renovation turned around China's textile industry last year, transforming a one billion yuan (about HK$900 million) loss in 1993 into a 1.6 billion yuan profit, a report said yesterday.17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am
TEXTILES is India's single largest industry, accounting for about 20 per cent of the aggregated industrial output and providing jobs for about 15 million people.
It is also a vital contributor to India's exports, accounting for more than a quarter in 1992-'93 or Rs165 billion (about HK$33 billion).15 Jul 1994 - 12:00am
CHINA had become one of the world's biggest processors of wool, with output of its wool textile industry accounting for 15.7 per cent of total textile output, the Economic Information Daily said.4 May 1994 - 12:00am