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Mali Targets 800,000 T Cotton Per Year by 2018

The country plans to produce 800,000 tonnes of unginned cotton per year by 2018 after output surged by more than a quarter in the 2014/15 season.

Blockade in Bangladesh Continues to Affect Business

The ongoing transport blockade continues to impact the nation’s textile and apparel sector while violence has claimed the lives of 30 people.

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Industry Praises Obama Trade Push

Obama's push for cybersecurity legislation was also hailed.

Orrin Hatch Pushes Trade Agenda

Hatch outlined an ambitious agenda that included tax reform as a top priority, in the run-up to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Debit Card Rules

The high court's rejection of the appeal means a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that upheld the rules stays intact.

China's Q4 GDP Beats Expectations

The numbers help the full-year expansion remain close to the government’s target.

China 2014 Cotton Imports Hit Five-Year Low

China imported 264,500 tonnes of cotton in December, down 57 percent from the same month a year ago.

Swiss Firms Look to Cut Costs After Bank Move

Swiss firms are scrambling to cut costs after the decision to de-peg the nation's currency from the euro made exports 15 percent more expensive overnight.

U.S Will Not Reinstate Trade Benefits for Bangladesh

U.S. trade officials concluded that while Bangladesh has made some progress, it has failed to address workers’ rights issues and complete factory inspections.

West Coast Ports Progress Stalls

Complaints from businesses that rely on the harbors for shipping continue to build as progress stalls.

WTO Rules for U.S. in Argentina Dispute

The dispute challenged widespread licensing restrictions maintained by Argentina on the importation of goods.

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