N. Vasuki Rao

Workers at a manufacturing unit of Gokaldas Exports Ltd. in Bangalore.


India and Pakistan Manufacturers Seek Help

India and Pakistan’s textile and apparel industries are stepping up pressure on their governments to offer more assistance.

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Indian apparel exports dipped for the third straight month in October.


Global Downturn Hurts Indian Textile Firms

The Indian government and the central bank unveiled a second economic stimulus package, but executives said it’s unlikely to help the textile industry.

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Rendering of  the Emporio Mall in New Delhi


Assessing the Impact of Mumbai Terror Attacks

In the wake of last week’s deadly terror attacks on Mumbai, malls were deserted while executives downplayed the impact of the events.

clock November 28, 2008N. Vasuki Rao

Workers at a Gokaldas Exports factory.

Government and Trade

India’s Uncertain Outlook

The forecast for Indian textile exports in the coming year remains gnarled, with high raw material prices and government policy major concerns.

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India Textile Industry Poised for Strong Growth

Although it continues to be a major exporter of cotton products and apparel, the Indian government and industry see huge potential in a new segment.

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India Scraps Cotton Duty

BANGALORE, India – The Indian government, bowing to pressure from spinning mills and other textile companies, has abolished import duty on raw cotton.

clock July 11, 2008N. Vasuki Rao

Government and Trade

India Extends Textile Program

The Indian government, encouraged by the success of a seven-year program to modernize and upgrade the country’s vital textile sector, has extended it for…

clock May 13, 2008N. Vasuki Rao

One of Orient Craft's factories.

Government and Trade

Indian Exporters See Tough Year Ahead

Indian textile and clothing exporters are generally expecting a tough year ahead on the back of shrinking profits last year, but some savvy manufacturers…

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Indian apparel manufacturers report their order volume has risen since quotas were lifted.

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India Surges, but Feels Price Pinch

CHENNAI, India — The dawn of the post-quota era has proven a mixed blessing for Indian manufacturers.

Many report an uptick in orders, but at the same time say their customers are demanding price cuts of 10 percent to 20…

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