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

INDIA: Apparel industry prepares for nationwide strike
In an unprecedented move, the entire Indian apparel industry could close on Friday (19 November) as owners and senior managers take part in a nationwide protest against a shortage of cotton yarns and rising prices.

COMMENT: Currency wars and the garment industry
Last week's G-20 summit ended with only modest progress in the so-called 'currency wars,' after global leaders agreed to study the problem for another year and develop new guidelines to tackle serious trade imbalances. Here, David Birnbaum gives his own take on what's going on.

Textile makers squeezed by cotton crisis
The global textile manufacturing industry cannot absorb the unprecedented price hikes of recent months any longer without putting its own survival in jeopardy, a top expert claims.

CHINA: Adidas to add 2,500 new stores by 2015
German sporting-goods maker Adidas AG has hinted at the scale of its ambitions in China, with plans including more than 2,500 new stores there by 2015, and a focus on smaller Chinese cities.

Wal-Mart confident US unit is on the right track
With Christmas just 39 days away, retail giant Wal-Mart today (16 November) said it remains confident it will post positive same-store sales in the key holiday season - including better apparel revenues - despite continuing sluggish demand in its US home market.