Supply Chain

Supply Chain Strains

Germany and Japan agreed to cooperate closely on economic security on Saturday during their first ever high-ministerial government consultations, held amid tensions over global supply chains and economic disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accompanied to Japan by six ministers, is looking at ways to reduce German dependence on Chinese […]

Govt Subsidies

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC’s talks with the German state of Saxony about building a new factory are at an advanced stage and are now focused on government subsidies to support the investment, two people familiar with the matter said. TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker and Asia’s most valuable listed company, flagged in 2021 that it […]

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics expects to invest $230 billion over the next 20 years to develop what the country’s government called the world’s largest chip-making base, in line with efforts to boost the national chip industry. Samsung’s around 300 trillion won project is part of a 550 trillion won private-sector investment plan unveiled […]

Export Rules

The Netherlands’ Trade Minister said a Chinese protest over the Dutch decision to impose restrictions on computer chip technology exports was “understandable”, but on Thursday said she expected diplomatic relations would remain good. Liesje Schreinemacher was speaking in Stockholm after the Netherlands said on Wednesday it would follow the U.S. in imposing stricter export rules. […]

memorandum of understanding on semiconductors

The United States and India will sign a memorandum of understanding on semiconductors as both countries discuss coordination of investment and continue dialogue around policies to spur private investment, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Thursday. Raimondo, who is on a four-day trip to India, is accompanied by the chief executive officers of 10 […]

N.Korea threats

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday that trilateral cooperation with the United States and Japan has become more important than ever to overcoming North Korea’s growing nuclear threats and other crises. Yoon spoke at an event commemorating the country’s historic March First independence movement against Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of Korea. “Japan has transformed […]

South African business

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is witnessing a recession of epic proportions. In a November article on BUSINESSTECH, BNP Paribas chief economist for the Middle East and Africa, Jeff Schultz, stated that considering the recession in 2023 that the U.S and Europe will be facing soon and China’s attempts to tweak its zero-Covid policy, […]

sustainable food supply chains

Sustainable food supply chains are necessary for maintaining global social stability. Meeting the needs of an ever-expanding population is no easy task. In order to accomplish this, the food business must handle a number of intricate problems, including greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, worker safety and fair pay, as well as consumer nutrition and health. […]