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

Vietnam textiles boost

VIETNAM: Export orders show promise for year ahead
The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has posted an optimistic outlook for the year ahead, saying local firms have signed so many contracts they will have export orders until the third quarter at least.

Cotton dispute over

US: Agrees settlement in cotton dispute with Brazil
The United States and Brazil have negotiated a settlement to a long-running dispute over cotton subsidies, in a move that heads-off a series of retaliatory measures against American goods.

Mango eyes new stores

SPAIN: Mango to open 150 stores as FY sales slow
Spanish fashion chain Mango is putting a brave face on the global recession with plans to open 150 shops this year in spite of weak sales growth last year.

Clothing buoys M&S

ANALYSIS: M&S hails purple patch for clothing
UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reported strong growth in clothing in the final quarter of the year, but predicted full-year profits below last year's level.

Fast Retailing aims high

VIEWPOINT: Overseas growth key to Fast Retailing's future
At first glance Fast Retailing Co, operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Japan's largest clothing retailer, appears to be on the crest of a wave. A look behind this week's numbers, though, and there are fears that these impressive figures fall a long way short of the retailer's own and very ambitious growth plans.