Generally speaking, there is no argument that Africa needs industrialization to provide jobs, reduce poverty and improve economies. Also, that it needs overseas investment for this to happen, and that China is in a good position to provide it.
Emerging Southeast Asian nations need to pour $300bn into transport links to help ease freight bottlenecks. That just got harder as the prospect of reduced Federal Reserve monetary stimulus pushes up borrowing costs.
In the coming years, the global shipping industry is expected to decline by five percent to 10 percent, according to Global Shipping Industry 2013 - Forecast, Trends and Opportunities, a report from Taiyou Research.
Retail has an $800bn problem, according to research firm IHL Group. That is the collective cost of inventory distortion in out-of-stocks and overstocks among retailers today, and it could increase same-store sales by 9.2 percent if completely fixed.
Companies that want to reduce their carbon footprint need to pay attention to the energy they use. But at least as important - and in some cases even more so - is paying attention to the energy used by links in their supply chain.
London Heathrow is the most expensive logistics location in the world, according to a new report by DTZ. The property solutions firm's Global Occupancy Costs Logistics 2013 report reveals that renting a logistics facility around the London airport will cost $313 per square meter a year.
European occupier appetite for industrial and logistics property is expected to rise significantly in the next two years, according to a survey of senior property investors, developers and occupiers conducted by CBRE.
Jaguar Land Rover and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), along with four of the UK's leading universities, have announced a Â£10m virtual engineering research programme designed to improve the quality and capabilities of simulation, using sights, sounds and even smells to make virtual simulation more realistic.