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Red Alerts in China as Floods Maroon Equipment to Fight Coronavirus

SHANGHAI — Large parts of China were reeling on Friday from the worst floods in decades, as disruption mounted for supply chains, including for personal protective equipment (PPE), vital in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The central city of …

Virus Havoc Could Shut Down a Nissan Factory Half a World Away

Nissan Motor Co. is bracing for potential disruptions in plants as far away as the U.S. because the coronavirus epidemic in China is leading to a parts shortage and wreaking havoc across the supply chain, people familiar with the matter …

Smart Factories and Utilities Face Increased Cyber Risk

As energy, transportation, telecommunication and manufacturing companies become more reliant on automation, robotics and connected networks, they are also increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Rather than stealing data, cyberattacks on critical infrastructure and manufacturers are more likely to target industrial control …

Reputation the Hardest Risk to Manage According to New ACE Research

92 percent of companies believe that reputational risk is the most challenging category of risk to manage, according to a major new study from ACE Group conducted across 15 countries within its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. ACE’s …

Bangladesh Apparel Factory Fire Reveals Big Brands’ Shadowy Supply Chains

Sweating and trembling as he fielded questions about last month’s killer fire at one of his factories in Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain insisted he had no idea the workshop was making clothes for Wal-Mart Stores Inc when it went up in …

Thai Opposition Wants More for Flood Relief

Thailand’s former prime minister added to growing criticism of his successor over her administration’s flood response, saying Wednesday that the government should postpone some promised populist measures to free up money for flood recovery. Abhisit Vejjajiva, whose party lost to …

Bangkok Reinforcing Flood Defenses, Death Toll 315

Soldiers, civil servants and families worked frantically Tuesday to add more than 1 million sandbags to Bangkok’s vulnerable northern flood defenses after the city’s governor warned they were needed to keep waters from swamping the capital. Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra said …