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World Bank Report: Technology Threatens to Draw New Sourcing Map

As advances in technology and changing trade patterns affect opportunities for export-led manufacturing, innovations such as smart automation, advanced robotics and 3-D printing are increasingly influencing which locations are attractive for production.

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Egypt Tops Where to Invest in Africa Study, With Ethiopia and Rwanda on the Rise

Egypt, Ethiopia and Rwanda are up, and South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria are down, while all of Africa is at a crossroads in economic development, according to the newest edition of Rand Merchant Bank’s “Where to Invest in Africa 2018” report.

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BusinessOp/Ed

For More Speed With Less Risk Say Goodbye to Hunches And Hello to Predictive Analytics

By embracing predictive analytics, brands can create more newness and better sales results than the current product development methods, which are slow and too reliant on guesswork.

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Supply Chains—Not Weather—Determine If Outerwear Sales Run Hot or Cold

The outerwear industry is having to readjust its supply chains, re-assort its merchandise and re-evaluate how it analyzes seasonal data to keep up with volatile weather patterns.

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