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PMI figures indicate weakness across economy buffeted by property slowdown and pandemic
Company will need to prove it can find more countries as keen to buy its products
World’s largest carmaker disrupted by chip shortages in south-east Asia
Country’s virus woes pose risks for global supplies of sneakers and smartphones
Toyota to cut production by 40% in September after Covid hits countries critical to assembly lines
News from the land of the rising sun.
Manufacturers for Nike and Adidas forced to close factories as infections rise
Samsung among those suffering production hit from outbreaks in Vietnam and Malaysia
Demand has increased as consumers favour transport with low risk of Covid-19 transmission
Labour rights group highlights impact of Covid on low-paid employees in clothing industry
Export data suggests everything is rosy, but dig deeper and the regional outlook is bleaker
Manufacturers heavily reliant for parts on Japan’s Shimano struggle to meet demand
S Korean group will reallocate manufacturing capacity to address shortages of components
BMW also temporarily closes a German plant as crisis facing the global car sector deepens
Asian appliance makers feel pinch as impact of shortfall ripples across industries
Semiconductor and automotive supply chains have shifted east, particularly to China
South Korean carmaker halted manufacture of less popular models due to global semiconductor crisis
Delta Electronics to open more factories in south-east Asia and India
Trade rift between Beijing and Washington creates havoc and opportunity for Asia’s economic giants
Companies offer bonuses in bid to meet booming global demand
US, Japan and Europe seek aid as automakers scramble for semiconductors
Global chip supply disruption has affected operations of carmakers Volkswagen, Nissan and GM
Multinationals look to build up bases despite infrastructure and labour issues
Industrial metal boosted by China’s economic rebound and ‘green stimulus’ expectations
Samsung, Apple and Intel drive exports, but IT talent scarcity looms