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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(...)

Last year there were 219 FDI projects reported locally

The number of greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects into the Republic grew 8 per cent last year, alongside a 32 per cent increase in cap(...)

In New York, public polling as recently as last week showed that a majority of New Yorkers supported the state’s deal with Amazon. But Amazon’s opponents among community groups, unions and public officials were fierce, and they held the power to stymie the deal.

In exchange for tens of thousands of tech jobs, cities promised Amazon the moon - and an airport lounge, and naming rights, and a chance to pocket its(...)

Tung Tzu-hsein, chairman of Pegatron: Company   has moved to Indonesia some manufacturing of  products  hit by US tariffs on Chinese imports. Photograph: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg

The two largest contract manufacturers of Apple’s iPhone are expanding production capacity outside China, as the global trade war and a slowing Chines(...)

Apple’s revenue warning on Wednesday was abrupt and unexpected. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s unexpected warning on weak Chinese sales has stoked fears over the health of the global economy, rattling financial markets and leading trader(...)

Employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters/File Photo

Irish start-ups may be in line for a boost from Japanese firm SoftBank as the company comes to Dublin to participate in the smart cities test bed. T(...)

Mexico’s avocado producers have seen their profits soar due to Nafta. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Fruits of Nafta deal on the table

Nafta has not at all been kind to Canada’s automotive industry. Last summer, 625 workers at a major General Motors plant in Ingersoll, southwest Ontar(...)

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