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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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Who’s Looking for New Factories?

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 20, 2008
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Today, I was asked, “Given the state of the economy, who’s looking for new factories?” Based on what we’re seeing at Panjiva, here’s the answer (factories, take note): Growing companies Yes, there are companies that are growing despite the problems in the economy. These companies are looking for factories to supplement the production capacity that’s […]

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The Great Squeeze

  • By Josh Green
  • · October 10, 2008
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More bad news for those who are in the business of selling to consumers: September Retail Sales Reflect the Slowdown.  Unfortunately, declining consumer spending is just one of the three alarming trends that, together, constitute “The Great Squeeze.”  What’s The Great Squeeze, and how can you survive it?  Here are our thoughts… One of our […]

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