China is still top apparel exporter to the USA, India’s shipments drop

China’s June apparel exports to the US fell 0.83 % in volume. But the country is still the top supplier to the US. Vietnam, the number two apparel supplier to the US, saw apparel shipments rise 6.6 % in value and 2.6 % in volume. Among other major suppliers, apparel imports from Bangladesh rose 9.9 … More China is still top apparel exporter to the USA, India’s shipments drop

India doubles import duties on 328 textile items

The government must take steps necessary to make the Indian textile sector competitive, besides being dedicated on the tariff front. Like China, India has all required resources technology, skilled labourers, raw materials. It lacks is the political will to rectify policy anomalies. Twisted labour laws do not favour the creation of massive textile manufacturing units … More India doubles import duties on 328 textile items

Renewable Carbon is key to a sustainable and future-oriented Chemical Industry

The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to carbon from renewable sources in the chemical and plastics industries. The nova-Institute published a position paper on the future of chemistry. The chemical industry may only develop into a sustainable sector once it bids farewell to fossil raw materials such as crude oil, … More Renewable Carbon is key to a sustainable and future-oriented Chemical Industry

Australian second-quarter retail sales brighten prospects for GDP

Australian retailers enjoyed their best sales in a year last quarter as discounting drove goods off the shelves, suggesting consumer spending helped the economy maintain momentum Friday’s figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed retail sales for the June quarter jumped 1.2 % in inflation-adjusted terms, the best outcome in a year. That … More Australian second-quarter retail sales brighten prospects for GDP

Webinar on Responsible recruitment – tackling the issue at the root (August 16, 2018)

The webinar, organised by the British Innovation-Forum will take place on Thursday, August 16 at 15.00-16.00 BST (including a Question and Answer live session). If you cannot make that time, register anyway and you will receive the recording via email. You can register here Recruitment is often the stage at which workers in supply chains … More Webinar on Responsible recruitment – tackling the issue at the root (August 16, 2018)