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The Incidence of the Border Tax – EU Multinationals Win, US Multinationals Lose

Posted by hkarner - 17. März 2017

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Competing with the Chinese Factory of 2017

Posted by hkarner - 17. März 2017

Date: 17-03-2017
Source: Technology Review

Deep manufacturing expertise and extensive supply chains give China a lead that will be tough to overcome.

During his presidential campaign and since moving to the Oval Office, Donald Trump has spoken a lot about manufacturing in the U.S. and its competition with China. Now that China is the hub of so many technologies, from cell phones to drones and solar panels, how do U.S. factories compare?

Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih has visited China many times over the course of a long career in business and teaching, and in January he returned from touring the country’s manufacturing center with a group of students. He spoke to MIT Technology Review about what he saw.

The following excerpts of that interview have been edited and condensed for clarity. Insider Premium subscribers can listen to the full interview here.

What stands out to you about Chinese manufacturing today?

Complex interdependencies. A smartphone typically has 2,000 components, and some of them are large—like the LCD touch screen—and a lot of them are much smaller, from tiny machine screws to capacitors to all kinds of discrete components that might go on the circuit board. The primary assembler of a product might have a number of suppliers who supply primary components, but then each one of those suppliers in turn has a next tier of suppliers, and sometimes a third and sometimes a fourth, and all of these suppliers provide components on relatively short notice. I think the strength of manufacturing in China is the density of suppliers and the ability to draw on them. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Wilders vs. Spinoza

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Mixed Signals from the Eurozone

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Trump, Trade, and the Middle Powers

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ECB Walks Fine Line as It Prepares to Signal Possible End to Stimulus

Posted by hkarner - 17. März 2017

Date: 16-03-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Even a slight change in message could rock markets and upset the eurozone’s recovery

The headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank is entering uncharted territory as it prepares to signal a possible retreat from its massive monetary stimulus without triggering a violent market reaction.

Bond markets reeled last week on reports that ECB officials had discussed how they might wind down their easy-money policies, which include a giant bond-purchase program and subzero interest rates.

Top officials have since closed ranks around a uniformly dovish message. But as the bloc’s economy strengthens and inflation picks up, investors are watching closely for any sign of a U-turn from Frankfurt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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