SOUTH AFRICA

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

GLOBAL

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

By Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

GLOBAL

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

GLOBAL

#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade
#Covid19: Mitigating the impact on global food trade

Millions of people around the world depend on international trade for their food security and livelihoods. As countries move to enact measures aiming to halt the accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, care must be taken to minimise potential impacts on the...

1 Apr 2020

TAIWAN

Workers at Foxconn's Taipei factory have helped boost Taiwan's exports by 10.6% as markets in the USA and Europe recover and demand for electronic products rises sharply. Image:
Mobile demand boosts Taiwan's exports by 10.6%

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan's export orders in June rose 10.6% year-on-year to a 17-month high, largely boosted by continuing strong demand for electronic products, government statistics showed.

22 Jul 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Crunch time for fruit exports
Crunch time for fruit exports

After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast...

16 Sep 2013

TAIWAN

Taiwan mulls armed guards on ships against pirates

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwan is considering a plan to place armed guards on board local ships that sail in pirate-infested waters, especially off Somalia, officials and media said on Tuesday.

6 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence
Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks...

27 Jan 2011

SINGAPORE

Asia's 2011 optical industry looking good
Asia's 2011 optical industry looking good

SINGAPORE: Over 90% of optical retailers across six Asian markets are optimistic that the industry will continue to do well, if not better next year.

3 Nov 2010

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes
Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in...

27 Oct 2010

CHINA

Seismic shifts in the Pacific: China overtakes Japan
Seismic shifts in the Pacific: China overtakes Japan

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: It's official. As of the second quarter of this year the Chinese economy has taken over Japan's as number one in Asia and number two in the world. This has been foreseen for a few years, hence it is not a total surprise; but it...

By Dr Jean-Pierre Lehmann 19 Aug 2010


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