Issue No. 6

On the Credit Suisse collapse, the chip industry in 2023, and supply chain stories as told by Apple and Barbie.

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The Broad View

One big story, three different perspectives.

On the collapse of Credit Suisse 📉

The demise of Credit Suisse : The Indicator from Planet Money
Credit Suisse was a 167-year-old financial giant. A favored place for the world’s super-rich to stash their cash. So why did it collapse?For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at
Before Collapse, Credit Suisse Quietly Conquered an Obscure Debt Market
The failure of the Swiss bank leaves a hole in the debt-for-nature market that analysts said could one day exceed $800 billion.
Switzerland’s attractiveness as a business hub has been falling since 2013
The home of Credit Suisse had been losing its appeal to multinationals for years

The Deep Dive

In-depth analyses where business meets global affairs. Read/watch/listen.  

Apple Looks To Grow Some New Roots

Designed in California, Made in India/Vietnam/Texas? After years of consolidating an entire business ecosystem in China, Apple is now looking to other shores to sustain its complex, global supply chain. US-China political tensions and the latter’s Zero-COVID policy have strained the tech giant’s business from manufacturing to product launch. But this episode illuminates a story more of Apple disentangling itself from sole reliance on China than completely decoupling from the nation.


What’s next for the chip industry in 2023

The semiconductor business is an increasingly strategic industry. Movements in the US, Asia and Europe to domesticate chip production could splinter the global supply chains underpinning the industry. National security, manufacturing costs, and the enforcement of restrictions are just a few of the challenges experts anticipate to hit the chip industry in 2023.


What Barbie tells you about near-shoring

Manufacturing is going “glocal”. Concerns over waning demand, environmental impact, and geopolitical tensions keep international trade in flux. Mattel, the Barbie toymaker, is a study in how manufacturers are diversifying their bases of production, maintaining factories near to and far from home, in this age of uncertainty.

THE ECONOMIST | Manufacturing đź“–

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