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Pakistan: Brisk Trading on Cotton Market.

By   /  March 12, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Karachi, Pakistan – Dawn reports in Pakistan that brisk activity was witnessed on the cotton market as spinners rushed to book quality lint to meet their near-future demand. However, short supply of quality cotton restricted trade volume. Floor brokers said sentiment was induced by global rising trend in major cotton markets, including the US, China […]

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Primark Extends Prtnership with CottonConnect and SEWA to Support 10,000 Female Smallholders in India.

By   /  March 9, 2016  /  Cotton News, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

India / Ireland – Primark has announced a six year extension of the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme, a partnership designed to support women from traditionally male-dominated farming communities in Gujarat, India, to introduce sustainable farming methods

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Global Cotton Stocks Shrinking due to Production Loss in 2015/16.

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States  – World ending stocks are projected to decrease by 8% to 20.4 million tons, which represents about 86% of world cotton consumption in 2015/16. This is the first reduction in world ending stocks since 2009/10. China’s ending stocks are forecast to decrease by 7% to 12 million tons, while ending stocks […]

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ICAC: Preparations for 75th Plenary Advancing Smoothly.

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Pakistan /  United States – José Sette, Executive Director of the ICAC, visited Pakistan last week to discuss arrangements with the local Organizing Committee for the 75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, which will be held in Islamabad, from October 31st to November 4th, 2016.Logistical preparations are advancing

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Pakistan: Cotton Production Declines 33.85 Percent.

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Islamabad, Pakistan –  International The News reports that Pakistan’s cotton production dropped 33.85 percent to 9.727 million bales during this season to March 1, as pest attacks, inferior inputs and lowering yields continued to hit the crop. The country produced

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Pakistan: Lint Trading Remains Dull on Grade Issue.

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Cotton News  /  No Comments

Karachi, Pakistan – Daily Times reports in Pakistan that Trading activity remained dreary at the lint market on grade issue and buyers were reluctant to make any sizable deal though price was low, floor brokers said.However buyers made deals for all grades of lint to meet immediate need and around 200 bales changed hands. The […]

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Pakistan Government Sets Cotton Output Target at 14.101 Million Bales for 2016/17.

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Cotton News, Featured News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Lahore, Pakistan – The News reports that Pakistani government set the cotton production target for the next season at 14.101 million bales after betting on its plans to improve the output, which is on the downward trend during the current year owing to pest attacks and rainfalls.

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Pakistan Cotton Farmers Demand Bailout Package.

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Cotton News  /  No Comments

Islamabad, Pakistan -Daily Times reports that United International Group Chairman Mian Shahid demanded a bailout package for cotton farmers affected by recent collapse of the crop less it hurt the cotton group, which is mainstay of the economy.

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High Global Stocks and Decreases in Export Parity Pushed Down BR Prices.

By   /  February 23, 2016  /  Cotton News  /  No Comments

Brasília, Brazil – Cotton prices weakened in the first fortnight of February mainly because sellers were watchful to international pressures (from data pointing increasing global ending stocks and decreasing demand) and dollar fluctuation against Real

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BCI to Review Volume-Based Fee and Member Value Proposition.

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Geneva, Switzerland – BCI entered its “mainstreaming” phase on 1 January 2016 with the launch of a new funding mechanism for farmer capacity building, the BCI Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF). With funding from the GIF, BCI aims to reach 5 million farmers and account for 30% of global cotton production by 2020.

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