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TPP impact on Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Vietnam’s apparel sector is set to receive a major boost from the signing of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, although the exte...

Vietnam factories face fire safety challenge

Blocked fire exits and a lack of proper equipment and training highlight a “persistently high” level of non-compliance with fire safety stan...

Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing tex...

Pacific Crystal gears up for Vietnam production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

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Huntsman to improve Panko Vina productivity 17 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Huntsman Textile Effects is to implement a Productivity Improvement Program (PIP) at a knitwear mill operated by Panko Vina Corporation in Vietnam.

Vinatex and Itochu MoU to grow textiles 10 Feb 2015

Michelle Russell

Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan's Itochu for the development of new projects and textile dyeing and finishing materials in Vietnam.

US makes $8m Vietnam child labour grant 3 Feb 2015

Richard Woodard

Child labour in Vietnam will be targeted using a US$8m grant from the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Affairs to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Faintings at Cambodia garment factory 12 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

A number of workers at a Cambodian garment factory fainted last Thursday (8 January) following two small electrical fires.

Higher wages help calm Cambodia factory strike 9 Jan 2015

Jens Kastner

Days before the beginning of the year, when Cambodia increased the minimum wage to US$128 per month, hundreds of employees at a South Korean-owned garment factory rallied in front of Seoul's embassy, calling for an intervention in their dispute with factory management.

Sharp fall in Cambodia garment strikes in 2014 8 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

The number of working days lost by strikes in Cambodia's garment industry last year fell 40% on 2013, even though the year started with a series of nationwide protests in which at least four workers were killed.

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