Matthew Hays

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COVID-19: Accelerating manufacturing diversification away from China to Southeast Asia comes with its own set of challenges

COVID-19: Accelerating manufacturing diversification away from China to Southeast Asia comes with its own set of challenges

Prior to the US-China trade war, multi-nationals had been shifting manufacturing out of China to countries in Southeast Asia due to the high cost of labor and production as China moved up the value chain and transitioned to an upper-middle income country with a highly skilled workforce. This trend has accelerated in the past two years, as companies have sought to avoid tariffs and business disruptions over the increasingly acrimonious US-China trade war. The coronavirus pandemic, which has severely impacted global supply chains, will likely accelerate this trend, as manufacturers look to decrease their dependency on China. However, businesses looking to relocate operations will find it difficult to fully decouple from China, and a move to Southeast Asia presents other risks.

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Gryphon Announces the Formation of Regional Teams to Provide Market-leading Insight

Gryphon Announces the Formation of Regional Teams to Provide Market-leading Insight

 Since its establishment in 1989, Gryphon has undertaken investigations in over 100 countries, and developed deep regional expertise and language capabilities. Gryphon opened a London office in 2018 to serve its growing Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) client base and add strength and depth to its emerging and frontier market operational expertise.

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Mitigation of Risks in Myanmar are Plentiful – But Opportunities Abound on Growth Prospects

Mitigation of Risks in Myanmar are Plentiful – But Opportunities Abound on Growth Prospects

In 2013, Coca-Cola became one of the first US firms to invest in Myanmar (also known as Burma) after economic sanctions against the country, once governed by one of the world’s most authoritarian military regimes were suspended.

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