Weekly Roundup: Airbus’s Woes; Increased Costs Coming; Tunnel to Korea; U.S. Labor Hurdles

Monday, February 25, 2008 1:50
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With so much going on in China, and only a limited amount of bandwidth, I have created this weekly post to highlight articles that I feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting.

This week there are 3 articles and a Youtube clip that I have chosen to highlight as each are quite interesting, they are all relevant, and there are issues within each that I think you the reader should be aware of.

If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section. We all have different areas of interest and bandwidth, so I hope you will take some time and post those articles!

Airbus China Year+ Behind Schedule
A very interesting analysis on Airbus’s schedule in China that should be read. There was a lot of stories about their delays with the monter, but it appears that the problems go beyond that in China.

Currency Strengths and the Demand for Raw Materials
China Venture News has a very interesting piece, and one that I suggest you read. Last week, the news of looming shortages in some raw materials began coming to light as the full impact of the snow storms was being caluculated.. and I expect that when pair with some of the dynamics of the article, we are going to be looking at further price appreciations of finished goods

Underwater tunnel to China being reviewed
In my 6 years in country, I have seen what can only be described as a mind boggling amount of investment go into public infrastructure. Bridges, airports, sea ports, highways, rail.. and tunnels.. and while there have been questions asked about some of these programs, this project just smacks my sense of common sense and public need in the face.

Hollander Home CEO: Anti-Immigrant Laws Hurt Manufacturing
Jeff Hollander discusses unions, immigration and the future of U.S. manufacturing

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=9hkd5Y5cSw4[/youtube]’

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4 Responses to “Weekly Roundup: Airbus’s Woes; Increased Costs Coming; Tunnel to Korea; U.S. Labor Hurdles”

  1. John Guise says:

    February 25th, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Hi Rich

    Thanks for the Airbus article. I’m working on a piece on Tianjin and Airbus’ operations there. The analysis was very helpful.

    J.

  2. Rich says:

    February 25th, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Hi John,

    How was your Southern vacation?

    Glad to hear it came in handy. I really liked the piece. some very interesting work.

    Hope all is well
    R

  3. John Guise says:

    February 25th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hey Rich

    The vacation was relaxing and a lot of fun. Guangzhou and HK felt as cold as Shanghai though.

    J.

  4. Rich says:

    March 7th, 2008 at 3:20 am

    It appears Airbus is now set to open the line in August
    Tianjin Airbus FAL to begin assembly in August

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