How Much Can We Learn from the Last Super El Niño?

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A strong El Niño can cause drought in Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America—while inundating North America with rain. That storm was considered one of the more extreme events in North America, and it’s estimated that more than US $2.8B

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU.

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Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

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At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. Argentina. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise.

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

example is the default of Argentina and the associated immediate spread widening on debt of other South American countries (most notably Brazil), as well in the business context of buyer and supplier firms. Across multiple industries, suppliers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America all experienced a sudden drop in volume, leading to a uniform financial threat and risk of default.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies

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North America shows promising growth in trade activities thanks to deals between the US and China, South America, and Europe. Within South America, Brazil and Argentina were the most notable markets for logistics in RoW. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5%

NAFTA Countries Remain Bullish on Trade

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More than 60% of business leaders surveyed across North America believe governments are increasingly taking a protectionist stance of raising trade barriers to defend domestic businesses.