HONG KONG — Buyers bargain hunted their way through the Interstoff Asia textile fair here, pressuring manufacturers to cut prices and committing to smaller volumes as concerns about the global recession loomed large.
Many of the 163 international exhibitors showing at the three-day fair that ended March 20 said converting buyer interest into orders was difficult, although event organizer Messe Frankfurt said visitor turnout was up 11 percent to 7,000 from last autumn’s show.
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