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The Chain Newsletter | January 14, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
Omicron pushes Hong Kong's import supply chain to brink of collapse — www.straitstimes.com With hundreds of flights cancelled, logistics costs may surge by 40% within three weeks. . Read more at straitstimes.com.
📰 Other News
Top Japanese retailer Aeon will offer international logistics services in Cambodia, drawn by Southeast Asia's rising trade.
Taiwan's largest logistics property developer eyes Vietnam entry after USD 1 billion Malaysia investment — kr-asia.com Taiwan's largest logistics property developer eyes Vietnam entry after USD 1 billion Malaysia investment.
MoIT has will closely coordinate with several foreign multinationals in an effort to seek alternative supply for imports in both short and long terms.
Supply chain pressures driving inflation may have peaked, NY Fed index suggests — www.cnbc.com The Fed's new tool shows global supply chain pressures at dizzying levels right now, but suggests issues may have peaked.
Dirk Holbach, chief supply-chain officer for Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business unit, shares lessons from his seven-year journey.
Read more relevant news and updates on the Supply Chain Asia blog.
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