15th September 2008
Indian apparel and textile companies in profit collapse
Another survey shows serious moves from profit to loss at most Indian quoted apparel and textile companies. We reported similar findings in another story a month earlier, when the top...
14th September 2008
Japanese government subsidies for Burmese clothes factories?
In the West, Japan's offer of subsidies to Burmese clothing factories would be shocking.Few Japanese, of course, see things quite the same way. Few see this as support to a...
13th September 2008
Cambodia typifies the current problem in exporting countries
Cambodia resumed publishing inflation figures in early September, after progressively awful price increases since January made it suppress the information altogether. It's got no better, and the country's government doesn't...
12th September 2008
The Vietnam credit crunch: hitting factories in every way you can imagine
We recently pointed out some of the complications caused to clothing production in Vietnam by factories' liquidity problems. Liquidity has been troubling Vietnamese manufacturers for a while. And there's been...
11th September 2008
A tale of two companies: is Youngor really doing better than Weiqiao?
China's largest apparel company's profit goes up: its largest textile spinner and weaver sees its profits slump. Neither company, if we're honest, presents its accounts in a way that makes...
25th August 2008
Why you don’t need to go to the Third World to find sweatshops
The story about alleged sweatshops in New York is shocking. But it really isn't surprising. Every couple of years, London newspapers carry similar scandals about local sweatshops. In Italy, 27%...