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South Korean shipyards win in December as China suffers setbacks

South Korea’s shipyards won 42.6% of new orders globally in 2020, beating Chinese yards’ 41.2%. A recovery in industry orders hasn’t obviated the need for consolidation though with the merger of Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding still on track for late H1’20. South Korean shipbu... Read more →


Semiconductor shortage chips away at Honda, Nissan production

The automotive industry is facing widespread shortages of semiconductors in key vehicle control systems with VW, Honda and Nissan all indicating they are cutting production as a result. Honda will cut Japanese production of the Fit model by 4,000 vehicles in January which compares to 65,690 ve... Read more →


2021 Outlook: Altogether, apart – Global trade policy issues

A change in U.S. presidency and the fallout from Brexit aren’t the only trade policy issues facing global supply chains in 2021. Reform of the WTO will likely have to wait until 2022 with the next ministerial having been delayed until Dec. 2021. In the meantime the WTO will need to manage down... Read more →

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