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India is a crucial market for Google.

Google has said it plans to invest $10 billion (€8.8 billion) in India in the coming years, including in infrastructure and equity investments, as Sil(...)

Medtronic chairman and chief executive Omar Ishrak speaks at the Reuters Health Summit in New York.

Medical devices maker Medtronic is ramping up again the number of ventilators it is making in Galway to meet worldwide demand for the life-saving devi(...)

 Foxconn employees wearing masks  at the company’s year-end gala in Taipei, Taiwan, on  January 22nd.  Photograph:  Reuters/Yimou Lee

On any normal morning thousands of workers stream in and out of the huge gates of Foxconn Zhengzhou Science Park, a 1.4 million square metre compound (...)

An acute shortage of face masks caused by fear of contagion has found its way west with online retailers, manufacturers and pharmacies in the US and Britain selling out. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc within the global technology supply chain, as many Chinese provinces extend the new year holiday in an effort to con(...)

A South Korean Imperial guard wearing a mask during a reenactment of the Royal Guards Changing Ceremony in front of Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea.  Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The death toll rose to 170 in the new virus outbreak in China on Thursday as foreign evacuees from the worst-hit region begin returning home under close observation and world health officials expressed “great concern” that the disease is starting to spread between people outside of China. The sign reads “Daehanmun Gate.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

selling off as fresh concerns over the coronavirus outbreak rippled through global markets on Thursday. The offshore renminbi, which trades in major(...)

A deserted Wuhan in China, where the coronavirus was first identified.

Global equity markets fell heavily and oil prices slumped after China warned the spread of the deadly coronavirus would accelerate, highlighting conce(...)

Child labour scandals have made consumers more aware of the need for transparency. Photograph: iStock
Opening up the supply chain

Ever since the Nike sweatshop scandals erupted in the 1990s, supply chain transparency has grown in importance. That issue was famously sparked by an(...)

Employees work inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in the southern Guangdong province of China. Photograph: Reuters

Apple has admitted that too many temporary workers were used in the run-up to the launch of its latest iPhones, following a report into labour violati(...)

Foxconn boss Terry Gou told the company’s agm in Taipei he would hand over the running of the company to a newly-formed nine-member operations committee. Photograph: Eason Lam/Reuters

Apple supplier Foxconn on Friday chose chip-unit boss Liu Young-way as chairman to succeed Terry Gou, who is preparing to contest Taiwan’s presidentia(...)

China is a key market for Apple as well as a major production centre for its devices. Photograph: iStock

Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15 -30 per cent of their production capacity from China to southeast Asi(...)

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