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UPBEAT ON ECONOMY – U.S. COMPANIES IN CHINA SHOW INCREASING CONFIDENCE

U.S. COMPANIES IN CHINA INCREASINGLY UPBEAT ON ECONOMY A recent AmCham China survey of over 400 of its members finds greater optimism about future of U.S.-China relations and its members generally upbeat on economy.  Confidence within the American business community toward China’s economy is strengthening, despite significant concerns about the
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SOURCE DIRECT AT THE ASD SHOW-SEE YOU THERE!

MEET US AT THE ASD SHOW IN LAS VEGAS! Its that time of year again! Please join Source International Managing Partner & COO, Mr. Jim Ullum at the ASD Source Direct Show for Sourcing Seminars that will take place from March 11-14 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Source
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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVER REPORT-2017 Q4

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVER REPORT-2017 Q4 In the fourth quarter of 2017, most raw materials in Asia continued their upward movement in price.  Many grades of plastics, rubber, steel, other metals, wood, paper and ceramic raw materials all went up in price while aluminum and stainless steel and many grades of textiles moved down in
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SOURCE CHINA

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SOURCE CHINA! Santa made his annual stop at the Source Xiamen office this week to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. First, Santa conducted his annual Internal Audit to make sure all systems were in sync with the Source Standard Operating Procedure and Quality
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MADE IN CHINA QUALITY IS CHANGING

For years, Made In China meant be weary of quality.   And, while there are still many manufacturing plants that require close supervision and policing to make sure the quality is acceptable, China entered a new era with the maiden flight recently of the China’s large passenger jet C919. The flight
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THE FORTUNE GLOBAL FORUM HELD IN GUANGZHOU

World business and government leaders gathered the first week of December in Guangdong Province’s capital, Guangzhou for the Fortune Global Forum.  Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Apple’s Tim Cook, Tencent’s Pony Ma, Foxconn’s Terry Gou, Ford Motor Company’s Bill Ford, HSBC’s Stuart Gulliver, YTL Malaysia’s Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, AB InBev’s Carlos Brito were
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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVER REPORT-Q3, 2017

ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT Q3 – 2017 (July, August, September) Tracking The Trends Which Drive Costs In Asian Manufacturing PLASTICS & RUBBER – Most of the General Purpose plastic resin prices were up in the third quarter. PVC and PVC+DOT price up by 23.3% & 18.8% respectively, and the
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CONVERGENT CAPITAL CONGRATULATES SOURCE

CONVERGENT CAPITAL CONGRATULATES SOURCE

CONVERGENT CAPITAL CONGRATULATES SOURCE INTERNATIONAL Convergent Capital of Minneapolis, Minnesota placed a congratulatory announcement in the Sunday, October 8 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal as a thank you for a successful payoff by Source of the capital infusion made by Convergent in 2009.  Source International, in return, thanks Convergent Capital for
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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT-Q2, 2017

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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT Q2 – 2017 (April, May, June) Tracking The Trends Which Drive Costs In Asian Manufacturing PLASTICS & RUBBER All General Purpose plastic resin prices were down in the second quarter, PP(K8303), Food Grade PP, PE and PS down significantly (on average about 10.5%) and the
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ASIA MANUFACTURING COST DRIVERS REPORT – Q1 2017

There were no clear commodity price trends in the first quarter with some raw materials in Asia going down in price while some continuing on their upward price trend begun in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Many grades of plastics, rubber, steel, paper and ceramic raw materials went down in
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