Items Tagged with 'China'


State’s export plunge wipes out earlier gains

October 31, 2014
In the first eight months of 2014, the value of world merchandise exports rose 2.6 percent to $11.3 trillion dollars from the same period in 2013, according to the latest numbers released by the World Trade Organization. Read More

A Chinese viewpoint on welfare, education and health care

January 17, 2014
Every once in a while you stumble into a very informative conversation. The path to enlightenment can meander through some strange turns. Read More

Yin and yang: Biden didn’t see Snyder’s China

December 6, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden’s quick stop in Beijing during a six-day Asian trek last week seemed in contrast to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 10-day trip through China in September. Read More

Marketing Michigan to China

October 11, 2013
As Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan business and trade delegation reflect on their recent trip to China, the strategy for how to get results is evolving. Read More

Cross-border transactions demonstrate need for analysis

October 11, 2013
I spent the last week of September in Canada attending the BDO Canada tax conference. Read More

Whirlpool acquires majority stake in Chinese manufacturer for $552M

August 13, 2013
Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. is looking to stir up a tidal wave of profits in China. Read More

Street Talk: West Michigan: lower unemployment, higher growth

Add Chinese consumers as friends.

May 17, 2013
The growing number of consumers in China is a good thing for manufacturing centers like West Michigan, according to Brad Haverkamp. Read More

Haworths zerowastetolandfill strategy pays off

September 9, 2012

Earlier this year, Haworth Inc. reached a sustainability zenith.

Its Portugal manufacturing sites in Queluz and Áqueda achieved zero-waste-to-landfill, bringing to fruition a key green initiative and completing Haworth Europe’s zero-waste-to-landfill initiative.

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