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Curtailing Bangladesh Investment Is Short-Sighted
The April 24 collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza, a building hosting numerous garment factories on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, has now claimed more than 1,100 lives.
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H&M mulling production in S. America, Africa
STOCKHOLM: Swedish fashion giant H&M is considering starting production in South America and Africa, chief executive Karl-Johan Persson told the Financial Times in an interview published on Monday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Inside a factory that plays by the rules
The rat-a-tat of a hundred green sewing machines. The hypnotic hum of spools spinning brightly colored threads.
The PEON power
Similarities between political trajectories of Nepal and Pakistan after 1960s have been striking.
Asia News Network
DHAKA: Mobile banking helps Bangladesh economy grow
Around 1.12 billion Bangladeshi taka is being transacted through mobile banking services in Bangladesh every day on an average, helping the economy grow further by transferring money from urban to rural areas, Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman said yesterday.
Airline error sends couple to wrong continent
Sandy Valdiviseo and her husband Triet Vo were intending to fly from Los Angeles to Dakar in Senegal with Turkish Airlines.
Bangladesh court orders action against factory owner in Nov fire
A Bangladesh court on Sunday banned the owner of a garment factory that was destroyed in a fire in November from leaving the country as anger builds up over a string of deadly incidents in which thousands have died.
Sat May 18, 2013
What You Wear Matters
Until the fire in Dacca that killed more than 1,000 workers, I didn't give much thought to the origins of the apparel I put on my body.
UN human rights chief welcomes signing of Bangladesh work safety accord by major companies
Hundreds people lost their lives when an eight-story building outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed on 24 April, 2013, trapping thousands of mostly garment workers inside.
Fri May 17, 2013
St. Cloud Times
Will 1,127 deaths move the needle for U.S. shoppers?
Ranjana Akhter, 35, holds a picture of her missing daughter Sheuli, 20, while standing opposite the ruins of Rana Plaza where Sheuli worked.
Collected Department Releases: Remarks With Bangladeshi Foreign...
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon. I'm very happy to welcome Foreign Minister Dipu Moni from Bangladesh.
When the nine-story building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, 1127 people were killed.
Air Arabia's net profit rises
Kolkata; May 15 : Air Arabia , low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, on Wednesday declared its financial results for the three months ending Mar 31, 2013, reporting a net profit of AED 59 million and registering an increase of 20 percent compared to AED 49 million in the corresponding quarter in 2012.
Thu May 16, 2013
Garment hub to reopen in Dhaka ...
DHAKA: Bangladesh garment manufacturers said yesterday that they would reopen hundreds of factories in a manufacturing hub outside the capital, days after they shut the plants due to worker unrest following a deadly accident.
Voice of America
Can Worker Safety Momentum in Bangladesh Last?
A Bangladeshi rescuer stands amid the rubble of a garment factory building that collapsed on April 24 as they continue searching for bodies in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 12, 2013.
Wal-Mart Fires Supplier After Bangladesh...
Bangladesh rescuers look for survivors and victims at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Bangladesh evacuates one million ahead of storm
Dhaka, May 15 : Bangladesh Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about one million people from its coastline as the cyclonic storm "Mahasen" in the Bay of Bengal was poised to cross the country's southern coast early Thursday.
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Bangladesh Syndrome' Looms over Burma's Electricity Crisis
Burma's economy is in danger of imitating its floundering western neighbor Bangladesh rather than its more dynamic eastern neighbor Thailand.
Echoes of Dhaka in Cambodia factory collapse
KAMPONG SPEU: A ceiling has collapsed at a shoe factory in Cambodia, killing at least two workers, police said, stoking concerns about industrial safety after last month's disaster in Bangladesh.
'Black Night in Bangladesh' - Government Accused of Massacring Thousands
The government of Bangladesh, which allows minority Rohingya Muslims to die slowly as they battle and attempt to flee Genocide in Burma , opened fire on unarmed Muslim protestors in Dhaka killing around 2,500, according to local witnesses.