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KOSOVO SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief 21 Oct 2010

Kosovo, with just 2.18m people, was part of Serbia until it declared independence in February 2008. Around 92% of the population are ethnic Albanians, 5.4% are Serbs. Kosovo is a poor country, with average annual per capita income of US$2,500 and more than 40% unemployment.

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Taypa expansion to include EUR35m Serbia facility 16 Nov 2017

Turkish denim manufacturing giant Taypa Tekstil, supplier to brands including Levi's and Calvin Klein, is investing EUR35m (US$41.3m) in the opening of a ready-made garment factory in Serbia as part of plans to become one of the world's top five producers of textile and RMG.

SERBIA: H&M opens first store in capital Belgrade 10 Jan 2013

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to open its first store in Serbia this autumn.

SERBIA: Germany's Higson Group invests EUR4m in new factory 21 May 2012

German sportswear maker Higson Group is to invest EUR4m (US$5.1m) to set up a production facility in Serbia as part of plans to move some of its production away from Asia.

SERBIA: Benetton hub to employ 2,700 workers 19 Mar 2012

Benetton's 'Nitex' clothing factory in the southern Serbian city of Nis is set to employ 2,000 workers by the end of 2013, rising to 2,700 once its renovation is fully completed the following year.

SERBIA: Hosiery specialist Golden Lady builds EUR6m factory 9 May 2011

Italian hosiery specialist Golden Lady has started building its third factory in western Serbia, its second in the city of Loznica.

SERBIA: Benetton to open EUR43m manufacturing hub 6 May 2011

Benetton is to invest EUR43m (US$62.5m) in a clothing factory it is purchasing in the southern Serbian city of Nis, in a bid to strengthen its position in the Balkans.

SERBIA: Italian lingerie maker Pompea to expand production 10 Feb 2011

Italian hosiery, lingerie and activewear manufacturer Pompea SpA is to expand its production in Serbia as part of a EUR3m (US$4m) investment that is being backed by the Serbian government.

SERBIA: Benetton to open garment factory in Nis 1 Feb 2011

Italian fashion firm Benetton is to open a factory in the southern Serbian city of Nis as part of a EUR43.2m (US$59.4m) investment that is being backed by the Serbian government.

SERBIA: Fake Nike goods seized and destroyed - report 23 Nov 2010

Several thousand fake Nike clothing and footwear items are being destroyed in Serbia after customs discovered a counterfeit unit in the country, local media reports.

KOSOVO: Textile and apparel industry depends on FDI 21 Oct 2010

IPAK, the Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo, is trying to attract foreign investors to the country, which declared independence from Serbia in February 2008.