EU and China step up their cooperation on environment, water and circular economy

From April 1-3, 2019, an EU delegation headed by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU – China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th environmental dialogue and will initiate two new high-level dialogues on Water and Circular Economy. The Commissioner will … More EU and China step up their cooperation on environment, water and circular economy

IMF anticipates temporary economic slowdown in Switzerland in environment of increased risks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) commends Switzerland’s resilience since the financial crisis, the solid state of public finances and the monetary policy stance. It sees an enhanced role for fiscal policy in strengthening growth potential and addressing the challenges of technological change and ageing. It also acknowledges the progress made with regard to the stability … More IMF anticipates temporary economic slowdown in Switzerland in environment of increased risks

The IMF updates the effective Exchange Rates Indices

On February 26, 2019, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published revised indices of effective exchange rates (EER). The new nominal and real effective exchange rate indices—released in the International Financial Statistics —reflect an update of the underlying trade-based weights and other methodological refinements. [1] The revision benefited from consultations with selected stakeholders, including the Bank … More The IMF updates the effective Exchange Rates Indices

Quality counts – at every level of the market

USTER offers multiple resources for understanding quality management from fibre to fabric In textiles, the two extremes of the market are poles apart – from mass-produced commodity products to ‘big-brand’ specialties where only the highest standards of material and styling apply. In between these opposites, of course, there are many layers of complexity. What all … More Quality counts – at every level of the market

Shaping socio-political growth through fashion

Fashion and politics have always complemented each other in paving the future growth of a nation. The term Fashion Activism, coined by famous designer Céline Semaan, Founder of Tech Lab Slow Factory denotes the use of fashion to implement social and political change. Semaan championed the term by retailing an assortment of socially conscious fashion … More Shaping socio-political growth through fashion

Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala to highlight Central American manufacturers

An Apparel Sourcing Show will be held in Guatemala City from May 14 – 16, 2019. The show will demonstrate the capabilities of the apparel and textile sectors in Central America. It will showcase the region’s competitive advantage in the face of changing world market trends. It is the only regional platform where all members … More Apparel Sourcing Show in Guatemala to highlight Central American manufacturers