Sub-Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth is slower than expected amid mounting global trade risks and weakening demand for the region's products, a new study has found.
Italian yarn maker Radici Group said that after the excellent environmental performance of recent years, emissions, energy and raw material usage trends remain upbeat, albeit with less striking results.
Singapore-based dye manufacturer Dystar has admitted challenges remain in the industry's efforts to drive sustainability as the company conceded it has not yet reached it energy consumption and emissions goal.
Thai chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures has announced the acquisition of European wool and wool-blend worsted yarn producer Schoeller Immobilien - und Beteiligungs GmbH, expanding its presence in Europe.
Digital technologies - namely the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and blockchain - are set to have a profound impact on global trade in terms of lowering costs and boosting productivity, but they could also create challenges, the WTO warns.