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Prosperity Knitwear Myanmar Ltd.’s new factory in Yangon.


As Myanmar Performs, Apparel Production Grows

A new factory in a duty-free industrial zone an hour outside of Yangon is the first of two plants to be opened by Prosperity Knitwear Myanmar Ltd..

clock November 18, 2014Joyce Barrett

Government and Trade

Companies Balance Reputations, Rewards in Myanmar

The country poses numerous risks for investors cautious not only about the financial stakes, but of their international reputations, as well.

clock November 18, 2014Joyce Barrett

Government and Trade

Thai Retail Projects Press on Despite Coup

Recent antigovernment protests and last month’s military coup have hurt Thailand’s retailers but are not expected to have any long-term impact.

clock June 9, 2014Joyce Barrett

Apparel is assembled in Lives production room in Lima, Peru.


Emerging Markets: Peru Pushes Quality

It doesn’t take long for a textile or apparel maker in Lima to start talking about quality control.

clock March 25, 2014Joyce Barrett

Government and Trade

Taking a Look at Burma’s Potential

As door swings open to Burma, sourcing executives peak in.

clock February 14, 2012Joyce Barrett

Terminal 21, a 377,000-square-foot six floor shopping center, just opened at the intersection of Bangkok’s underground metro and SkyTrain.

Designer and Luxury

Bangkok Luxury Retail Market Expands

More than three million square feet of new retail space is opening in the next two years.

clock December 27, 2011Joyce Barrett

Government and Trade

Thai Garment Makers Under Water

Massive flooding has forced factory closures and shipping headaches.

clock November 6, 2011Joyce Barrett

Inside Central World.


Bangkok Malls Back in Business After Protests

The state of emergency that has been in place for eight months was lifted, and retailers are ready for a revival.

clock December 23, 2010Joyce Barrett

Rep. John Spratt

Government and Trade

Textile Champion Spratt in Tough Election Battle

Textile Caucus co-chair John Spratt targeted by GOP.

clock September 28, 2010Joyce Barrett

Shopping is busy in Singapore’s glitzy malls on Orchard Road.

Designer and Luxury

Singapore Benefits From Bangkok’s Woes

Luxury retailing in this city-state is making a strong recovery from last year’s recession.

clock June 15, 2010Joyce Barrett

Anti-government protesters block a main road leading into Bangkok.

Government and Trade

Bangkok Malls Look to Save Businesses

Antigovernment protests in Thailand seen hurting small shops.

clock April 27, 2010Joyce Barrett

Protests against the government continued in Thailand on Monday, disrupting business.

Government and Trade

Bangkok Business District Remains Volatile

Antigovernment protests in Thailand still causing severe disruptions.

clock April 13, 2010Joyce Barrett

Antigovernment protesters have closed malls and tied up streets in Bangkok.


Bangkok Protests Close Major Malls

Retail losses mount in Thailand due to mass protests.

clock April 8, 2010Joyce Barrett

Political protests in Bangkok, Thailand are growing.

Government and Trade

Protests Push Bangkok Malls to Step Up Security

In Bangkok, largely peaceful protesters block city streets, but retailers have hired hundred of extra security guards as a precaution.

clock March 17, 2010Joyce Barrett

Siam Paragon in Bangkok.

Government and Trade

Flu Worries Threaten Bangkok Recovery

Retailers in Thailand are confronting the spread of swine flu.

clock August 4, 2009Joyce Barrett

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