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Chip demand fuels biggest jump in Taiwan exports since 2010
Taiwan’s exports beat estimates as surging sales of semiconductors and other electronic components propelled overseas shipments to the fastest growth in more than a decade.
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EU split on Covid-patent waivers casts doubt on US plan
Spain backed a U.S. proposal to waive intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines, breaking ranks with Germany and complicating efforts by the European Union to…
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China’s trade surges as global stimulus keeps export boom going
China’s exports rose more than expected in April, suggesting its trade out-performance could last longer than expected this year, fueled by global fiscal stimulus.
Africa wants own vaccine plants to avoid missing out on shots
Rwanda, South Africa and Senegal are among countries calling for the establishment of full vaccine-manufacturing plants to prepare for future pandemics after Africa found itself…
Saudi Arabia halts some Brazil poultry including JBS plants
Saudi Arabia suspended poultry imports from 11 processing plants in Brazil, including seven owned by meat giant JBS SA, according to a list published on…
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Egg cartons on backorder as packaging woes roil supply chain
The packaging backlog in the U.S. is so bad it’s delaying the rollout of new eggs.
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Pharma has limited legal options if vaccine patents waived
A potential World Trade Organization waiver of patent and trade secret protections for Covid-19 vaccines would leave pharmaceutical companies with limited legal avenues to recover…
EU splits on Covid-patent waivers to cast doubt on US plan
Spain backed a U.S. proposal to waive intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines, breaking ranks with Germany and complicating efforts by the European Union to…
WTO wades into vaccine feud as Merkel, pharma balk at Biden plan
The pharmaceutical companies hate it. The Biden administration is embracing it. Now, finding common ground for wider distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in poorer countries falls…
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Biden ramps up pressure on drugmakers with vaccine-patent gambit
President Joe Biden stunned European allies and the pharmaceutical industry when his administration announced support Wednesday for international talks on waiving patent protections for Covid-19…