mardi, juin 01, 2010

2010 - Trends of next years: oil spills, strikes in China...

Oil spills: worse may be to come...
Worse may be to come. One industry insider, who asked not to be named, said: "Major spills are likely to increase in the coming years as the industry strives to extract oil from increasingly remote and difficult terrains. Future supplies will be offshore, deeper and harder to work. When things go wrong, it will be harder to respond."

Wage raises and first strikes in China
FOSHAN, CHINA/TOKYO, May 31 (Reuters) - Workers at a strike-bound Honda Motor parts factory in southern China pressed on with a drive to win higher wages on Monday while the carmaker lured back many to partly resume production. read more, Friday 28 May 2010 at Foxconn in Longhua, Guangdong province
And this morning the firm raised the base salary by 20%, which labour activists say will keep it narrowly ahead or in line with a rise in the minimum wage. read more

Chinese wages pose questions for exporters: Analysts at UBS, for example, estimate that Foxconn’s 30 per cent wage increase will translate into a 20 per cent reduction in company earnings this year. read more

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