Category: China

Jason Busch: Alibaba 2.0

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 22, 2009
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Yes, I’m finally twittering:  http://twitter.com/panjiva And, as a consequence, I’ve become more concise.  So, in response to Jason Busch’s SpendMatters post on Alibaba’s shortcomings and what the future holds for buyer-supplier marketplaces, I’ll simply say, “Amen.” Check it out: http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm/2009/4/22/Alibaba–Is-China-Really-Still-the-Top-Supplier-to-Global-Buyers

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Panjiva In The News

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 2, 2009
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Thought I’d share some of the recent mentions of Panjiva across the web. Associated Press “One in four major Chinese manufacturers shipped less than half as much to U.S. customers in November through January than they did a year earlier, [Panjiva CEO Josh Green] said.” http://www.newsweek.com/id/191598 CIO “Panjiva data shows that 132 of the Big […]

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America’s Most Dangerous Export?

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 13, 2009
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Remember when American officials were worried about the safety of Chinese exports?  How quickly the tables have turned.  Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is “worried” about the “safety” of America’s most dangerous export: U.S. Treasury bonds. Five months ago, I wrote about the parallels between China’s product safety crisis and America’s financial crisis.  Today, there’s not […]

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Panjiva In The News

  • By Josh Green
  • · February 20, 2009
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It’s been a busy few weeks at Panjiva.  We launched coverage of all industries, released new data showing the effect of the economic downturn on the global supply chain, and began working with a great new customer — The Home Depot®.  Thought I’d share some snippets from the press coverage we’ve received: Financial Times “Josh […]

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Protectionism Without The Protection?

  • By Josh Green
  • · February 16, 2009
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A watered-down “Buy America” provision will be part of the U.S. stimulus package.  Yesterday, on Meet The Press, senior White House adviser David Axelrod took pains to note that the provision respects U.S. treaty obligations. The text backs up Axelrod’s assertion.  Practically speaking, then, the “Buy America” provision will not have much of an effect […]

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Toy Suppliers Disappearing?

  • By Josh Green
  • · February 10, 2009
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On Monday, Bloomberg reported that lots of Chinese toy suppliers went out of business in 2008.  Not surprising, given the various product safety incidents of the last few years, as well as the general economic downturn.  The real question is, what lies ahead  for toy suppliers, and the companies that work with them? To answer […]

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Chinese Factories Have “Deferred Reopening”

  • By Josh Green
  • · February 6, 2009
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In today’s New York Times, there’s an interesting article by Keith Bradsher about workers in China that are struggling to find jobs as exports falter.  Citing information from an industry association, Bradsher writes that “many plants have deferred reopening for up to three weeks for lack of orders from the United States and Europe.” Will […]

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Is It Just China?

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 10, 2008
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On Monday, we released data showing the extent to which the economic downturn is decimating the global supply base.  Specifically, our analysis showed that there are fewer suppliers actively serving the U.S. market, and, of those that are active, many have suffered an alarming decline in the volume shipped to U.S. customers. We’ve received questions […]

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The Effect of the Downturn on the Quota Conversation

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 26, 2008
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Two interesting articles by James Morrissey: 1) The first notes that Chinese authorities are providing assistance to struggling factories — and that this assistance is leading some to call for action against China when quotas disappear at the end of this year. 2) The second notes that the Bush Administration sees no reason to keep […]

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Responding to Cost Increases In China / IndustryWeek

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 24, 2008
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Over at IndustryWeek, you’ll find Panjiva’s thoughts about how to respond to price increases in China. Given all the trouble that Chinese factories are having, are price increases really still a problem?  So far, yes.  Declining demand is leading to factory closures (see previous post), NOT downward pressure on wages. Our IndustryWeek piece evaluates three […]

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