Two more special reports from Japan today: first up, a look at how globalization has made companies around the world vulnerable to a shock like the earthquake. “Disasters show flaws in just-in-time production.”
By Ben Berkovitz
Diplomacy is a complex thing, and it gets even more complicated when diplomats are trying to act as salesmen.
Reuters trade correspondent in Washington Doug Palmer had an unusual assignment: buy a fake Louis Vuitton handbag on the Internet, and take it to a LVMH store for a comparison test, before handing it over to U.S. authorities.
Another day, another Brazil story. No, not Petrobras, though that is worth reading too.