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It has been fifteen days since the e-way bill system under the goods and services tax (GST) regime was deferred as the GST Network portal had crashed on its debut day, but there is no word as yet when it will restart. GSTN chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey said they will try to ensure all stakeholders are completely comfortable with the technology before it is resumed.

Growing cotton has never been less than a roller coaster ride for farmers. It had its ups and downs, twists and turns. The only difference being roller coaster rides in fun parks are meant for fun and rarely kill people. But cotton farming has witnessed awfully large share of farmer's suicides.

India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), stood at 2.84 per cent for the month of January 2018 over same month of last year. The index for apparel declined by 0.3 per cent to 138.5 in January, according to the provisional data released by the Office of the Economic Adviser, ministry of commerce and industry.

Ghana’s Textile, Garment and Leather Employees Union (TEGLU) has demanded a 50 per cent reduction in prices of utilities to save the sector from collapse. The country’s Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) is discussing with stakeholders for a possible review of prices of utilities, but it is unclear whether the prices will rise or fall. 

Nineteen per cent of clothing retailers in the United Kingdom currently exhibit early warning signs that they are at the risk of going insolvent, according to accounting and consulting firm Moore Stephens. Out of the 35,078 fashion retailers analysed, 6,580 are showing early signs of financial distress, such as a large fall in revenue or poor payment history. 

Walmart is rolling out a handful of new apparel brands at low prices and will phase out some of its older brands as a result, a source familiar with those plans confirmed to CNBC.

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