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Bringing it back home

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Here is an interesting article in the New York Times highlighting Apple’s intention to restart manufacturing in the USA, admittedly to a fairly limited extent

This may be more symbolic rather than significant but they are not alone. With wages increasing in China and Brazil as well as transportation and energy costs increasingly and issue, the trend has been become fairly well established. Further to that, concerns about quality and communication are also highlighted. There are a few businesses that have plenty to say about Chinese cost and corner cutting (not least Mangalese Bronze, see piece below) and are old friend the “ease of business” index is also highlighted

China has been talked up by many (some with an authoritarian bent it must be said) as some wonder economy which will financially and politically dominate the world. Although this trickle may not become a flood, thankfully this is probably an unlikely scenario. 

 

 

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