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13/05/2021American Factories Can’t Find Workers

There’s a hiring crisis in the U.S. manufacturing sector right now, and it may result in a $1 Trillion hit to America’s economy. It not just the skilled jobs, (like welding or machining) that are going begging. Even entry-level jobs are getting harder and harder to fill.
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29/04/2021Digital Payments and SMBs

In a recent study, 43% of SMBs said that digital payments are more important to their business now than before the COVID-19 pandemic. As SMBs begin to recover, 38% report an increase in sales since the beginning of the pandemic, and fewer SMBs are experiencing a decrease in sales (38% in 2021 vs. 47% in 2020).
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23/04/2021The Future of Etailing for SMEs

Covid-19 has changed the game forever when it comes to eCommerce. Take the case of ordinary everyday items you are used to picking up at the supermarket. Why drive all the way there and risk getting coughed on by some dude in a MAGA hat?
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15/04/2021 Cross-Border eCommerce is the Future

Every week it seems there’s new jargon to learn. Take for instance, “co-warehousing and SMB-centric logistics enablement solutions”. Storage and other logistical concerns have become a big headache for many new businesses that depend on online retail platforms to sell their goods.
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09/04/2021Why are shipping costs so high right now?

Let’s oversimplify the incredibly complex world of global supply chain logistics, just because we can. There are a select number of major maritime companies that control trade through the world’s shipping channels.
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02/04/2021How Will Biden’s Plan Affect Trade?

All eyes are on the U.S. this week, as President Biden’s massive Infrastructure Plan gets an unpacking. Incentives to change over to electric vehicles and other initiatives comprise the Climate Conservation Corps, with a focus on creating jobs.
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26/03/2021The Digital Transatlantic Economy

The EU has held a forum on digital economic issues this past week. The participants have been discussing antitrust laws; regulation against disinformation; taxes, 5G security, and privacy rules.
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18/03/2021The EU Proposes a COVID Certificate

With COVID cases spiking across continental Europe, new lockdown measures are testing a fatigued and bewildered populace in many countries. The proposed ‘Digital Green Certificate’ would allow residents to travel freely across the bloc if they can prove they have been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered.
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11/03/2021Biden Taps New Commerce Secretary

Former Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has been confirmed for the position of U.S. Commerce Secretary. She will oversee an $8B budget and 43,000 employees. Her first order of business is “getting America back to work”.
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05/03/2021Boeing vs Airbus De-escalation

In a sign that relations continue to thaw across the Atlantic, the US, EU, and the UK have agreed to a four-month ‘‘time out’’ from the never-ending Boeing vs Airbus dispute.
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26/02/2021Biden Issues Supply Chain Order

One thing that the pandemic can take credit for is increased awareness of supply chain vulnerabilities. Whereas before COVID, most eyes looked to China for goods at an advantageous price point, nowadays there’s another consideration- do we really want to be dependent on suppliers in a country we could go to war with?
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19/02/2021Bide and Bitcoin

In news this week, President Biden pitched his new slogan, “America is Back” to a somewhat skeptical remote-based audience in Munich. Meanwhile, Bitcoin is all the rage in North America, with a new ETF taking the country by storm.
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