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Latvian makers struggle amidst economic downturn 12 Dec 2008

Latvia’s textile and clothing industry has been hit hard by the recent reversal of the country’s economic fortunes, as competitors in this labour intensive sector either close down or move production to cheaper locations. Monika Hanley reports from Riga.

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