LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 15- China's decision to keep its cotton import quota unchanged at 894,000 tonnes has been taken by the market as a bearish signal that will put further downward pressure on global prices. Chinese cotton futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange have also fallen by, dropping 32 percent from the start of the year to the close of 13,070...» Read More
The fabric of our lives may start to feel like burlap.
Apparel makers aren't the only ones stitching together a plan to deal with rising cotton costs. Hotel chains, including some of the world's biggest brands, are looking to pass costs on to customers as soaring commodity prices hit the bottom line.