INSIGHT-Making France work again
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INSIGHT-Making France work again

Confection du Boischaut Nord (CBN) is a small miracle of manufacturing: it is one of the few firms in Indre’s once-buoyant local textiles sector to have withstood the onslaught of foreign competition, first from southern Europe, then North Africa and now Asia. Yet the overtime episode is a telling insight into a France struggling with itself:…

RPT-INSIGHT – US manufacturers battle back from “China shock”
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RPT-INSIGHT – US manufacturers battle back from “China shock”

The furniture production industry that had sustained a North Carolinan community for generations, was abandoned at the start of the century when furniture makers left Hickory for China. Now, little more than a decade later after the the local community college shuttered its relevant courses, jobs are coming back. The issues has become so important that competing presidential…