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Apple Inc. is warning customers they’ll have to wait longer to get its latest iPhone models after anti-virus restrictions were imposed on a contractor’s factory in central China.
The World Trade Organization is predicting global trade volumes will grow a lackluster 1% next year as challenges weigh on markets, including high energy prices, rising interest rates and uncertainties about Chinese manufacturing output amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.
The Indiana governor will lead a nine-person delegation to Germany and Switzerland next week. It will mark his 13th international trip for economic development opportunities.
The countries seek to eat into Asia’s advantage in semiconductors and batteries needed for electric vehicles and promote North American production.
Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren told reporters in Prague, where she met with her European Union counterparts, that the state of affairs in the Netherlands’ “most important ally” had become troubling.
China lashed out at a $52 billion program to expand American chipmaking, saying the landmark blueprint contains elements that violate fair market principles and targets Beijing’s own efforts to build a semiconductor industry.
Metal hardware has been in short supply the last couple of years, and one item in particular has bedeviled Amish craftsmen: drawer slides.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which has has enraged Beijing and Chinese nationalists, could further muddle Washington’s already complicated relationship with China as the two sides wrest with differences over trade, the war in Ukraine, human rights and more.
The U.S. Dollar Index, which measures the value of American money against six major foreign currencies, has jumped nearly 12% this year, to a two-decade high.
Mexico’s president has submitted a bill to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year. The change would mean central Mexican time, which covers most of the country, could be permanently two hours behind the east coast of the United States.
A campaign launched last week by a Windsor, Ontario-based economic development organization is targeting small- to medium-sized tech companies in Indiana and three other midwestern states. The goal is to get them to expand or relocate into Windsor.
InoBat Auto, a Slovakian company that launched in 2019, said Thursday that it plans to open battery R&D and production sites in Indiana, in partnership with New York City-based Ideanomics Inc.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act passed the Senate unanimously via voice vote and garnered bipartisan House support.
Some domestic producers say President Biden’s actions would help China’s state-subsidized solar companies at the expense of U.S. manufacturers.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp., which focuses on bringing new business to the state, originally planned to host the Indiana Global Economic Summit in 2020 before the pandemic curtailed travel and meetings.
Last year, McDonald’s Russian operations contributed 9% of the company’s total annual sales, or around $2 billion.
The forecast comes as Europe and North America look to reduce their dependency on Chinese imports and develop their own lithium production. China has enjoyed a stranglehold over the lithium supply chain.
More than three decades after it became the first American fast food restaurant to open in the Soviet Union, McDonald’s said Monday that it has started the process of selling its business in Russia, another symbol of the country’s increasing isolation over its war in Ukraine.