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To build a more resilient supply chain, it’s vital to look at even the most inexpensive parts and materials when they are critical to products and revenues

Resilient supply chains: Why every supplier counts

By: EBR | Friday, October 21, 2022

Some of the worst supply disruptions occur because manufacturers run short of low-cost items or raw materials that are widely used across a range of final products

"Looking ahead, Taiwan’s police will continue to work with partners worldwide. No place should be overlooked in fighting the pandemic or tackling crime. The international community can count on Taiwan."

Taiwan’s participation can strengthen international cooperation to fight transnational telecommunication fraud in the postpandemic era

By: EBR | Friday, October 21, 2022

Fraud is disrupting people’s livelihoods in the postpandemic era

Over the past two years, prices of products aimed at women have risen even faster than those for men. In Britain, for instance, women’s formal shoes have seen a price increase of 75% in 2021, while those for men increased by only 14%.

Inflation affects women more than men. Civil society can help

By: EBR | Thursday, October 20, 2022

The global inflation crisis affects women and girls disproportionately

"Biden is unpopular. Public fear that an octogenarian Biden will be unable to respond in a major crisis will be a factor if the president decides to run for re-election."

Is Biden too old for the job?

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Biden will turn 80 years old on November 20. He is the oldest president in US history

Children and teachers spend over six hours a day in classrooms during the school year, often in buildings that are decades old and have inadequate heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems.

Schools need better ventilation systems not only for health reasons, but to boost academic performance

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 18, 2022

As fall temperatures cool across the U.S., many schools will struggle to ventilate classrooms while also keeping students and teachers comfortable and healthy

The manufacturers who survive these challenges will be those who employ advanced technologies to drive growth, sustainability and resilience. Those who effectively scale these technologies will be the ones who thrive.

This is the key for manufacturers to withstand future shocks

By: EBR | Monday, October 17, 2022

The manufacturing industry is at a critical moment in its history

Xi is also determined to put China firmly on the path to complete China’s “Peaceful Rise” status by 2049 – right in time for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Xi Jinping’s Contradictory Choices for China’s Future

By: EBR | Monday, October 17, 2022

As China’s President enters his third term, his political preferences directly undermine the economic achievements he envisions for his country for its 2049 centennial

The European Union prides itself on its special relationship with Africa. Not long ago it presented a renewed ‘strategy’ to accelerate development there.

EU has much to recover in its relations with Africa

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Africa is Europe’s backyard

"Taking a ’wait and see’ approach toward global recession simply won’t do in this fast-moving new economic reality that demands awareness and flexibility. Risk diversification, cost efficiencies, and sustainability will be crucial moving forward."

Are economic headwinds blowing in the direction of a global recession? Chief economists answer

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Once-in-a-generation inflation in the US and Europe could choke off global growth, with a global recession possible in 2023, say economists

Despite the severe effect the pandemic has had on the world over the past two years, the Taiwan CAA has made every effort to maintain the strong safety record of the Taipei FIR while diligently adhering to relevant antipandemic measures and complying with ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices.

Call to support Taiwan’s participation in ICAO

By: EBR | Thursday, September 22, 2022

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) develops common regulations and standards for civil aviation

While each person will see and understand what they will from the gathering, it is important to speak about the potential effects that the Congress may bring.

The New Kazahstan beyond energy opportunities: the Congress of Leaders of World Religions

By: EBR | Monday, September 12, 2022

While the world rediscovers the key importance or Kazahstan on the energy front, there are more things happening in the massive Central Asian republic than meets the eye

" As the world’s 22nd-largest economy in terms of GDP and a major semiconductor manufacturer, Taiwan plays a key role in global supply chains."

Working as one for the global good

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The global community is confronting a number of unprecedented crises: from the ongoing challenge of COVID-19 variants and stalled efforts on climate change, to supply chain disruptions and Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine

Under a long-term, 15-year gas contract with Hungary, Russia is committed to supplying 4.5 billion cubic metres yearly to Budapest.

Hungary to buy more gas from Russian in new deal

By: EBR | Thursday, September 1, 2022

Under a new deal between Moscow and Budapest, Russia’s Gazprom will deliver up to 5.8 million cubic metres (mcm) more natural gas per day via Serbia on top of the volumes agreed in the long-term contract

"Mr Gorbachev made one ill-fated attempt to return to political life in 1996, receiving just 0.5% of the vote in presidential elections."

Mikhail Gorbachev: Last Soviet leader dies aged 91

By: EBR | Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end, has died aged 91

"The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) always extends welcome to international friends supporting Taiwan’s values of freedom and democracy."

Taiwan Solemnly Protests CCP Military Aggression and Sabotage of Peace Across the Taiwan Strait

By: EBR | Friday, August 5, 2022

Taipei Representative Office in Greece expresses strong protest and solemn condemnation in response to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) using the US House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan as a pretext

The G7 – the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Britain – said last month they would consider setting a price cap on Russian crude to curb the oil revenue that Moscow uses to finance its invasion of Ukraine.

G7 aim to have price cap on Russian oil in place before 5 December

By: EBR | Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Group of Seven richest economies aim to have a price-capping mechanism on Russian oil exports in place by 5 December, when European Union sanctions banning seaborne imports of Russian crude come into force

“Climate change… is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger,” Biden said, announcing executive actions including $2.3 billion in investments to help build US infrastructure to withstand climate disasters.

Biden seeks to revive climate agenda as heat waves slam US, Europe

By: EBR | Thursday, July 21, 2022

President Joe Biden, thwarted by lawmakers and the Supreme Court, sought to revive his ambitions to tackle climate change as heat waves batter the United States and Europe

The discussions between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis were “pragmatic”, “candid” and “efficient”, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said in a statement after the virtual talks.

EU, China hold trade dialogue, no mention of frozen pact

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions, European and Chinese senior officials held high-level trade talks, but remained silent over an investment deal frozen by disputes

"The paradox is that the rich West is attractive but not influential enough, both at the international and grassroots level".

How big and powerful is the West?

By: EBR | Friday, July 15, 2022

We often speak of the “collective West” as the bulwark for democracy, individual rights, a free market economy, and the rule of law. We assume that the bloc to which we belong is not only big and powerful but also influential and attractive

"If we want to create a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future for all, we must collaborate better on these four major issues".

These are the 4 steps we need to make economic growth sustainable, resilient and inclusive

By: EBR | Thursday, July 14, 2022

Investments, innovation, policy, and finance all play a central role in defining the economic growth model of the 21st century

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