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China’s record trade gap a symptom of struggle to rebalance its economy

Surpluses will continue as Beijing struggles to rein in burgeoning debt and increase domestic consumption

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3D printing and ‘reshoring’ offer limited protection to supply chains

Manufacturers are looking to avoid bottlenecks caused by disrupted delivery of key components

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Future of Industry

The ‘factory of the future’ offers a new manufacturing blueprint; 3D printing and ‘reshoring’ counter supply chain risks; industry steels itself for the ‘net zero’ emissions challenge; and investors jumpstart battery funding

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The hidden costs of cost-benefit analysis

I began last week’s column by declaring that life is full of difficult decisions. Many of us, faced with such dilemmas, resort to a list of pros and cons. Perhaps the most famous such list is that composed by Charles Darwin in July 1838, as he contemplate

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