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Siddique Islam

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BANGLADESH: Alliance factory inspections get underway 13 March 2014

The group of 27 North American retailers and brands working to improve safety in Bangladesh has started inspections on more than 400 garment factories used by its members.


BANGLADESH: EU not satisfied with factory safety efforts 10 March 2014

The European Union's representative in Bangladesh has expressed dissatisfaction at the country's progress towards improving worker and building safety in the apparel industry.


BANGLADESH: Fire and safety expo highlights training gap 25 February 2014

Among the ongoing challenges facing Bangladesh garment factories when it comes to improving fire and building safety are untrained management, supervisors and workers, and a poor attitude to safety, a new survey has shown.


BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 18% in seven months 18 February 2014

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, climbing nearly 18% in the first seven months of the current fiscal year according to the latest figures.


US: Bangladesh must make more progress to regain GSP 12 February 2014

Bangladesh has not yet made sufficient progress in improving labour standards to justify a reinstatement of the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) benefits, US senior officials have said.


BANGLADESH: BGMEA to work with Impactt to improve productivity 10 February 2014

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.


BANGLADESH: Damco seeks bank help on sea-air shipments 24 January 2014

Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco is seeking help from the central bank of Bangladesh to resolve payment difficulties around its sea-air shipment business.


BANGLADESH: Apparel exports soar 20% in H1 14 January 2014

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 20% in the first-half of the current fiscal year despite ongoing political uncertainty, labour unrest and factory safety issues.


BANGLADESH: Garment exports surge 21% despite unrest 23 December 2013

Bangladesh's ready-made garment exports are continuing to soar, rising by nearly 21% in the first five months of the current fiscal year despite on-going political unrest centring ahead of next month's parliamentary election.


BANGLADESH: Chinese firm to set up $22m yarn and fabric mill 20 December 2013

Chinese company Asia Spinning and Textile Mills Limited is investing $22m in setting up a new spinning and textile facility in north-west Bangladesh.


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