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JAPAN’S PAINT AND COATINGS SECTOR REMAINS IN THE DOLDRUMS



Japan’s sluggish paint and coatings industry is showing little indication of a dramatic up-tick in its fortunes, despite domestic giants looking to innovative new products and acquiring some major players in overseas markets to drive future growth.

And with a worsening trade war between China and the United States threatening to tip the global economy into recession, on top of a deepening bilateral dispute with South Korea, a major market for Japanese paint, analysts suggest the next few years may be challenging for the sector. …

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OUTSOURCING CENTRES IN ASIA UNDERSTAND BENEFIT OF DIGITAL WEAVING TECHNOLOGY – BUT INVESTMENT CAN BE EXPENSIVE



OUTSOURCING centres in Asia for the international textile sector are increasingly adopting digital technologies to improve the efficiency of their weaving, as they compete for business from clothing manufacturers and brands.

Bangladesh weavers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy to improve efficiency while driving down costs.…

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WORK ON SAFETY STANDARDS FOR EMERGING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IS NEEDED, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TOLD



THE DEVELOPMENT of uniform safety standards to help reduce the number of reputation-damaging accidents occurring as automated vehicles are rolled out commercially is of key importance, a CAV Canada conference (connected and autonomous vehicles) in Canada has been told.

Sasha Ostojic, a board member of California-based autonomous vehicle company Zoox, and a former senior vice president engineering at GM’s Cruise Automation, said of the current American system, where manufacturers are protecting their CAV IP and not sharing safety information: “I truly think this is a problem.…

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PHILIPPINES AND THAILAND CONTINUE TRADE LAW BATTLE OVER ACCESS TO THAI TOBACCO MARKET



 

THE PHILIPPINES and Thailand cigarette industries are still fighting a long trade dispute that has seen litigation rumble through the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2008. That year, the Philippines government lodged a series of complaints with the WTO’s disputes settlement body (DSB) that the Thai Customs Department had imposed unjust restrictions on imports of cigarettes from the Philippines.…

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CHINA-US TRADE WAR MAY WORRY MARKETS – BUT NORTH AMERICAN NONWOVENS FUNDAMENTALS ARE STRONG



While the USA-China trade war currently dominates headlines, nonwovens analysts predict it will be a “relatively short-term” issue and not harm north America’s growing nonwovens market in the longer term.

With smart applications and sustainability driving the sector worldwide, the north American nonwovens market looks set to capitalise on these growth areas, aiding recovery from a past 10 years marred by economic weakness and volatile crude oil prices.…

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ALUMINIUM AND STEEL INDUSTRY WELCOME PROPOSED NEW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO STRENGTHEN TRADE AGREEMENTS



THE APPOINTMENT of a Chief Trade Enforcement Officer should ease trade problems in the steel and aluminium sector and help tackle Chinese excess capacity, industry experts have told a meeting of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) on September 25 in Brussels.…

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PERU’S CLOTHING MAKERS BET ON ALPACA FOR EXPORT GROWTH



Peruvian clothing manufacturers are betting on a local fibre with international renown to grow exports: alpaca. “Instead of exporting the raw materials, we want to export more value-added products,” Raúl Rivera, marketing manager of Michell & Cia, an Arequipa, Peru-based maker of alpaca fibre, yarns and garments, told just-style. …

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JAPAN’S ITOCHU SIGNS MEMORANDUM TO DEVELOP ETHIOPIA’S TEXTILE AND GARMENT SECTOR



Japanese firm ITOCHU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop Ethiopia’s textile and garment sectors, an Ethiopian official said on September 13.

Communications Affairs Director at the Ethiopia Textile Industry Development Institute (TIDI), Gessesse Bantiyihun, said the agreement signed in August 2019 would help dozens of textile and garment factories boost their productivity and improve textile quality.…

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JAPAN’S ITOCHU CORP CONFIRMS LONG-TERM SUPPORT FOR ETHIOPIA TEXTILE SECTOR



Japan’s Itochu Corporation has signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute and the Ethiopian Investment Commission to further develop the Horn of Africa nation’s growing textile industry. 

The Tokyo-based company declined to comment on the scale of the financial investment in the project but did confirm that it is part of the firm’s global expansion plans. …

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STOLEN IDENTITIES READILY AND CHEAPLY AVAILABLE ON THE MAINSTREAM INTERNET



AN INCREASING number of so-called ‘digital doppelgangers’, faked digital identities, designed to bypass financial anti-fraud systems, are being traded online via the darknet and even the open internet, according to David Décary-Hétu, Assistant Professor at the School of Criminology at the University of Montréal, Canada.…

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