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Will any of the two proposed rail options or the new proposed canal option compete with the Panama Canal ?

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (July 1,2013) described a proposed Chinese-led plan to build a $40 billion canal in Nicaragua, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But two other rail options have been proposed too. A $10 billion Taiwanese proposal to … Continue reading

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The Impact of concentration in the Global Electronics Supply Chain

An article in the Economist (Oct 8, 2011) describes how concentration of manufacturing by Taiwanese firms has enabled price decreases and feature increases faster than chip prices. At HTC, new product development time has dropped by six months compared to two … Continue reading

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Expensive iPad case, free iPad

The Oct 11 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek has an interesting story of auctions on Yahoo by companies in Taiwan. Apple currently does not sell the iPaDs in Taiwan. But savvy companies are selling iPad cases for over $ 1000 and … Continue reading

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