Chinese Manufacturing Rebounds as Power Shortages Decrease

Chinese Manufacturing

In recent months, nations around the globe have been struggling due to supply chain constraints. China in particular was in the middle of a serious energy shortage, which had drastic results on their productivity. Now, new reports seem to indicate the world’s largest manufacturer is starting to rebound.  According to industry group Capital Economics, China’s …

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Chinese Factory Production Slows Amid Energy Crisis

Chinese Factory Production

Amid coal shortages and new energy usage goals, factories in China have been forced to limit or completely halt production to comply with energy use limits.  A new report shows just how these hurdles have impacted the nation’s overall production capabilities.  On Thursday, a new report showed that Chinese factory production contracted in September for …

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China to Offer Nearly 700 Tariffs Exemptions Amid Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak which has been spreading through China has sent ripples in the global economy. This outbreak has also occurred amidst the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. Now, the Chinese government is looking to find some relief. This past Tuesday, the country announced that it would allow importers to apply …

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Copper Prices Continue to Drop Due to Virus Concerns

Copper Prices Falling

The price of copper has continued to dip in response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. The resource, which is used by economists as a measure of overall global economic health, has seen it’s price dip by around 13% since mid-January. For 13 days straight, the prices have continued to fall to a low not seen …

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EU’s New Trade Commissioner Aims To “Reset” With U.S.

EU Trade Reset

As trade negotiations between the United States and China continue, the European Union is also seeking to hash out their own trade disputes with the Trump administration. The new Trade Commissioner for the European Union, Phil Hogan, hopes that his efforts can potentially lead to a “reset” after nearly three years of continuing tariffs. The …

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Apple Prepares for Coronavirus to Disrupt Supply Chains

Apple Computers

The recent coronavirus outbreak has countries all over the world preparing and planning for potential cases. Among the expected disruption in travel, there is also the chance for manufacturing-related issues to arise. Apple, in particular, could be one of the first major companies impacted by the virus. Nearly all of Apple’s iPhones are made in …

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U.S. And China Ease Trade War with New Pact

Tariffs on hold for now

In an effort to help ease tensions in the ongoing trade war, the United States and China recently announced a new trade pact agreement this past week. President Trump announced at the signing event in Washington that the pact would have a “transformative” impact on the American economy. The new agreement has China committing to …

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