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World 11 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM

Tobacco firms sign landmark pledge to end child labour in supply chains

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Several of the world's biggest tobacco companies pledged on Wednesday to end child labour in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group said could protect thousands of children from hazardous work in tobacco fields.

TECH 20 Mar 2019 | 8:09 AM

Cyberattack puts a spotlight on fragile global supply chains

The ransomware attack crippling one of the world’s top aluminium makers is exposing how crucial sophisticated digital systems have become in the centuries-old industry of turning mined rock into metal products.

Business 15 Jul 2019 | 12:08 AM Premium

Manufacturers move supply chains out of China

Tariff costs prompt executives to shift production to other countries; ‘Once you move, you don’t go back

Corporate News 07 Oct 2018 | 6:44 AM

US govt says no reason to doubt Apple, other firms' China hack denials

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday it currently had no reason to doubt statements from companies that have denied a Bloomberg report that their supply chains were compromised by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence services.