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China Inland Cities Power New Growth Offsetting Slowing on Coast

Story from Bloomberg



Don’t talk to Tobias Kerle about China’s slowing growth, the general manager of Continental AG’s 12-month-old tire factory in the city of Hefei is too busy planning to double output.

“We’ve been ramping up the plant at a speed more than double what we knew before,” said Kerle, 42, at the factory in the capital of Anhui province, 400 kilometers (250 miles) inland from Shanghai. “Five years ago this city had small roads. They’ve been…

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Added by Susan Peters on April 13, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Supply Disruption Threats Looming for Cobalt

Demand for cobalt used in cellular phones and electric vehicle batteries is expected to remain strong but the sector could be plagued by supply disruptions due to logistics and infrastructure problems at its  principal mining source in the Democratic Republic of Congo ((DRC)…

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Added by Susan Peters on February 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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