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Leading Edge Textile Development

As I continue to work with companies to develop apparel and textile solutions to address a large range of uses in many climates, I keep up with the latest on textile development.  I am now working with several Asia-based textile … Continue reading

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Trump is pushing ‘Buy American.’ But customers (mostly) don’t care

by Heather Long   @byHeatherLongMarch 13, 2017: 9:01 AM ET Cathy Paraggio always checks the labels on stuff she buys: Is it made in China? Vietnam? Bangladesh? Mexico? Or America? She was a big believer in the “Made in the … Continue reading

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Foreigners buying directly from rubber farmers

**MY RECOMMENDATION: This may be an opportunity to renegotiate your rubber commodity-based buys to capitalize on lower raw material costs to your suppliers….Tom Continue reading

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Obama sets measures to boost ASEAN economies

NOTE:  Nova Advisors are ASEAN experts and are located in Bangkok and the US.  We have over 30 years experience in helping companies grow market share and sourcing in Southeast Asia. US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Prime Minister … Continue reading

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China says 2013 GDP likely grew 7.6%

China’s economy probably grew 7.6 per cent in 2013, according to a government report cited by state media, slightly above its official target for the year and just below last year’s performance. The figure was contained in a report by … Continue reading

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SBF helps companies to understand Myanmar market

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will launch a new program this year to help local companies better understand the Myanmar market. SBF will work with the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). The two federations … Continue reading

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European firms moved production to Cambodia due to low wages

A business publication in Cambodia has reported unexpected growth in the “machinery and transport equipment” sector and speculated it was as “probably bicycles”. In 2011, 366,000 bikes were exported from Cambodia to the EU but in the first half of … Continue reading

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