Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Trade group submits ten-point export action plan
President Barack Obama’s commitment to double US exports by 2015 has been welcomed by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), which has unveiled a ten-point plan to help make it a reality.

GUATEMALA: Makers "undisturbed" by US labour complaint
Textile and apparel producers in Guatemala are seeking to reassure retailers, importers and suppliers that US concerns over labour rights violations will not disrupt the industry or its eligibility for duty-free benefits under a central American free trade pact.

In the money: Republic buy highlights secondary buyout trend
Private equity firms are playing an increased role in shaping the fashion industry, snapping up brands under a variety of circumstances as trade buyers approach M&A with more caution.

ANALYSIS: Asia holds the key to Ralph Lauren future
A better-than-expected set of first quarter results will have pleased the powers that be at Polo Ralph Lauren, but it’s what happens next which holds the most interest for the US company.

Retailers' reaction to Bangladesh unrest
Leading retailers including Primark, H&M, Asda and M&S have given just-style their reaction to news that minimum wages for garment workers in Bangladesh are set to nearly double.