October 11th, 2012
10:25 AM GMT
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Karachi, Pakistan (CNN) –Pakistan's textile and garment sector is a $12 billion a year industry, supplying many US and European retailers like JC Penney, Walmart and Sears.

But a recent fire at a Karachi denim factory that killed more than 250 people has brought to the forefront the issue of deficient labor and worker laws.


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October 11th, 2012
10:04 AM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN) It may be better known for making computers, but Taiwan is a global center for high-end bicycles. Founded as a small local bicycle manufacturer, Giant is now one of the world's largest bicycle manufacturers and produces bikes for the Rabobank pro-cycling team.

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