Category: China

Chinese-made American flags

  • By patrick
  • · June 28, 2012
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With July 4th around the corner — and Memorial day just a month ago — we’re right in the middle of flag-flying season. And if flag imports are any measure of patriotic fervor, this year seems to be a slightly weak one. In April 2012, the U.S. imported 1 million flags at a total cost […]

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Quality Control, Safety, and Sourcing Overseas

  • By Emily
  • · March 26, 2012
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This weekend the New York Times published a story about the ongoing criminal trial over the 2008 crane collapse in NYC that killed two people.   In brief, the crane owner, New York Crane and Equipment Corporation, needed a critical part manufactured to repair the crane and the owner found quotes from US-based companies to be too expensive; he […]

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Limits on China’s Rare Earth Mineral Exports?

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 28, 2009
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Thanks to Paul Kedrosky for highlighting Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s article about China’s plans to limit exports of rare earth minerals. Specifically, there’s discussion of limiting exports of terbium, dysprosium, yttrium, thulium, lutetium, neodymium, europium, cerium, and lanthanum.  We took a look at who’s sending shipments to the United States that include these rare earth minerals.  Results […]

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Panjiva in the News: Is April Trade Data Reason for Optimism?

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 4, 2009
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Earlier this week, Panjiva released data showing that, after several months of free-fall, the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market appears to have stabilized.  Of course, there’s still a lot of risk in the system, as highlighted in many of the news accounts of our analysis.  Here’s a sampling of the coverage: […]

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Reuters, SinoScreen: Panjiva In The News

  • By Josh Green
  • · May 15, 2009
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Thought you’d be interested in some of the recent coverage of Panjiva’s March data, as well as our recent initiative with Sinosure.  Lots of good commentary including, for the first time, thoughtful criticism. Reuters: “On a basic level, the greatest threat companies on the watch list pose is that these factories could go out of […]

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Panjiva SinoScreen: Assess Risk in Your Chinese Supply Chain

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 29, 2009
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Earlier today, Panjiva announced an exclusive relationship with Sinosure, the leading provider of information on the financial health of Chinese companies.  Now we’re moving quickly to provide you with the tools necessary to assess the health of your Chinese supply chain. Specifically, I’m excited to tell you about Panjiva SinoScreen — a diagnostic tool that […]

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Sinosure and Panjiva: Providing Transparency (!) in China

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 29, 2009
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Over the last few years, I’ve heard many complaints about the lack of reliable information on companies around the world.  However, I’ve heard one complaint more than any other: “There just isn’t good information on the financial health of Chinese companies.” Today, I’m pleased to announce that Panjiva is tackling this problem head on, by […]

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Jason Busch: Alibaba 2.0

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 22, 2009
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Yes, I’m finally twittering:  http://twitter.com/panjiva And, as a consequence, I’ve become more concise.  So, in response to Jason Busch’s SpendMatters post on Alibaba’s shortcomings and what the future holds for buyer-supplier marketplaces, I’ll simply say, “Amen.” Check it out: http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm/2009/4/22/Alibaba–Is-China-Really-Still-the-Top-Supplier-to-Global-Buyers

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Panjiva In The News

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 2, 2009
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Thought I’d share some of the recent mentions of Panjiva across the web. Associated Press “One in four major Chinese manufacturers shipped less than half as much to U.S. customers in November through January than they did a year earlier, [Panjiva CEO Josh Green] said.” http://www.newsweek.com/id/191598 CIO “Panjiva data shows that 132 of the Big […]

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America’s Most Dangerous Export?

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 13, 2009
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Remember when American officials were worried about the safety of Chinese exports?  How quickly the tables have turned.  Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is “worried” about the “safety” of America’s most dangerous export: U.S. Treasury bonds. Five months ago, I wrote about the parallels between China’s product safety crisis and America’s financial crisis.  Today, there’s not […]

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