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January 31, 2013
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  • China will remain major manufacturer despite change, expert says
    Labor and other business costs are rising significantly in China, but that doesn't mean the nation will lose its position as a dominant manufacturer, says Shaun Rein, founder and managing director of China Market Research Group and author of "The End of Cheap China." China aims to boost worker productivity as wages increase, he says. "What you will see more of is factory relocation within China to take advantage of lower land and wage costs," Rein said. (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Euro hits 14-month high against U.S. dollar
    The euro slipped slightly this morning after reaching a 14-month high against the U.S. dollar and a 2½-year high against Japan's yen. The eurozone currency touched $1.3588 on Wednesday, its highest value since November 2011. Reuters (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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