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AZM Anas

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The current minimum rate of US$68 for Bangladesh garment workers was fixed in 2013Bangladesh unions want garment wages to triple 2 February 2018

Bangladesh labour rights groups are pressing for increased pay after the government set up a wage board last month to recommend fresh wages for the country’s 4m apparel workers.

Manufacturers hope lingerie orders will shift from China if Bangladesh can establish expertise in the segmentBangladesh manufacturers making inroads into lingerie 16 January 2018

Lured by a shifting global market and better margins, Bangladesh's apparel producers are rushing into the lingerie space – predicting Chinese manufacturers will secure fewer export orders for these lines as their costs rise.

The cluster will be located within the state-sponsored Shreehatta Economic Zone of BangladeshDBL Group to plough $1.2bn into economic zone 9 November 2017

Bangladesh textiles and apparels major DBL Group is pressing ahead with a plan to build a dedicated industrial zone in Moulvibazar, within the north-east of the country, sinking as much as US$1.2bn into the project by 2021.

With gas power plants supplying 70% of Bangladesh's electricity, power cuts have halted productionBangladesh apparel makers feel pain as gas shortage bites 8 November 2017

Bangladesh's apparel makers have been facing one of the country's worst bouts of gas shortages, which has disrupted production in 350 units in Dhaka and its vicinity, with no immediate let-up in sight.

The new Shomman would ensure the ready-made garment industry follows health and safety standards laid down by Bangladesh legislationDoubts over BGMEA Bangladesh factory safety platform plans 7 September 2017

Bangladesh's apparel makers are pressing ahead with establishing a separate factory inspection and remediation body, which would operate after existing international health and safety initiatives expire in 2018.

Bangladesh manufacturers say additional security measures are hurting exports bound for EuropeBangladesh garment exporters feel pain of EU cargo ban 3 August 2017

Bangladesh’s apparel makers have heaved a sigh of relief after the government said it has received new explosives-detecting equipment for Dhaka airport, which the industry hopes will persuade the European Union (EU) to lift a ban on direct flight air cargo.

Bangladesh aims to jack up clothing exports by an additional $22bn and create jobs for 6m people in the next five yearsBangladesh apparel sector faces up to challenges 28 February 2017

With the global garment market still growing fast, Bangladesh needs to seize the so-called ‘China-plus’ opportunity while penetrating new markets and diversifying its products, a Dhaka conference has heard.

Bangladesh factories have raised their game – but buyers are not responding with higher pricesFair prices the way forward in Bangladesh 6 October 2016

Bangladesh's apparel makers have invested heavily in improving factory safety since the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, but global buyers are still failing to pay fair prices and following non-transparent purchasing practices, a conference in Dhaka has heard.

Bangladesh needs to electronically log an estimated 2m workers at more than 2,000 factoriesBangladesh knitters claim worker database is on track 1 June 2016

Bangladesh's knitwear makers have told just-style they are on track to establish a workers' database by a government deadline of 15 June, despite delays.

Cross-border investments are key to the critically important cotton supply chain between India and Bangladesh
Indian cotton supply key to Bangladesh garment goals 15 March 2016

With Bangladesh aiming to double its apparel exports over the next five years, the importance of maintaining secure and quality cotton imports from its top supplier India has been underlined at an international conference staged in Dhaka.

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