To those uninitiated in the lingo of global trade, ASEAN might look like a capitalized misspelling of “Asian.” But in reality, it represents an economically vibrant bloc in that very region that is home to nearly a tenth of the global population, some 625 million people. And according to a new report, U.S. trade with these 10 countries on […]
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Former President Jimmy Carter urged the U.S. to find common ground toward peace with North Korea as the countries’ leaders ratcheted up their belligerent back-and-forth this week.
Maggie Lindsey grew up near a coal mining area in the small town of Richlands in southwest Virginia. A vivid memory from her elementary school days is the restoration her family did of their historic home, which dated back to the 1800s. “We lived in it while the construction was going on,” she told Global […]
For the busiest airport in the world, with more than 104 million passengers a year, persuading airlines to open new routes may seem as easy as turning on a spigot. But Atlanta, just as much as any other gateway, has to make its case to carriers, and it’s trying to share hard-earned lessons on this front with smaller […]
Bankrupt Atlanta-based solar cell manufacturer Suniva Inc. is fighting what appears to be an uphill battle in a trade complaint designed to get its factories and those of other U.S. manufacturers back on line. The law firm representing the company, Mayer Brown, released a report this month outlining the factory jobs its says would return if tariffs requested in its Section 201 trade […]
It’s still unclear whether he made a pitch to Toyota, whose executives have said they will soon announce a $1.6 billion joint factory in the U.S. with fellow Japanese auto maker Mazda. All we know from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s itinerary from his most recent Japan trip is that he visited Nagoya, close to the Toyota headquarters, and met with an undisclosed prospect in Osaka […]
Netting a tankless water heater plant from Japanese subsidiary Rinnai America is the latest win for what has been pitched as an “eco industrial park” in Griffin, Ga. The concept might sound like an oxymoron, but the 450-acre Lakes at Green Valley was developed in an attempt to minimize industrial impacts on the surrounding environment. […]
The ship has already sailed away on full political autonomy in Hong Kong, but that doesn’t mean the region’s best days are behind it, a key executive for one of the Asian hub’s top conglomerates said in Atlanta Friday. John R. Slosar, executive chairman of Swire Pacific Ltd., believes the so-called “handover” of the territory […]
Since colonial times, India has become a powerhouse in cricket, a sport it inherited from the Brits. Soccer, an even more important national pastime of England? Not so much. But for a brief moment in Atlanta last week, Team India was on top, besting Team England 4-3 in the final match of a local football fight for a good cause. Soccer […]
Lalit Dhingra, president of NIIT Technologies Inc.‘s U.S. operations, keeps a sharp eye out for superior customer service. He recently was pleased when he took a prospective client out to lunch. Upon entering an Atlanta restaurant he was greeted by an enthusiastic hostess with a cheery, “Welcome Mr. Dhingra.” “I liked that,” he told Global […]