Jahir Ahmed

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Workers in Bangladesh pushed for, and won, an increase in the minimum wage.


Producers Tentatively Stand By Bangladesh

Labor unrest has made business for apparel companies in Bangladesh trickier.

clock August 31, 2010Liza Casabona and Jahir Ahmed

Garment workers protest in Dhaka.

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Protests Continue Despite Wage Hike

Workers in Dhaka’s garment industry want better rate and faster implementation.

clock August 3, 2010Jahir Ahmed

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Doubles Minimum Wage for Apparel Workers

Move came after violent protests and political pressure.

clock July 29, 2010Jahir Ahmed

An embroidery plant in Bangladesh.

Government and Trade

Satellites Circling China’s Domain: The Year Ahead

In Asia, new regions are beginning to challenge China’s dominance in apparel manufacturing.

clock January 28, 2010Liza Casabona and Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Jahir Ahmed and Mian Ridge


Bangladesh Sees Export Gains Based on Low Costs

Bangladesh’s position as one of the cheapest sourcing nations has shielded it from the worst and even allowed the country to pick up market share.

clock September 22, 2009Jahir Ahmed

Bangladeshi firefighters extinguish a blaze at a garment factory in the Ashulia industrial zone.

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Recovering From Labor Unrest

Layoffs in Bangaladesh spurred unrest and a major apparel factory, Ha-Meem, was set on fire.

clock July 17, 2009Jahir Ahmed

Haitians walk in a street market in Port-au-Prince following riots over food prices.


Sourcing Peril Looms From Strife Over Food, Energy Prices

Labor unrest over soaring food and energy prices could soon trigger a spike in global apparel sourcing costs, forcing companies to raise wages to stave off…

clock April 21, 2008Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona and John Zarocostas and Jahir Ahmed


Bangladesh Apparel Industry Recovers From Cyclone Damage

The apparel manufacturing industry in Bangladesh has overcome the impact of Cyclone Sidr that struck the entire coastal region on Nov. 15.

clock January 8, 2008Jahir Ahmed



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