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How Southeast Asia’s factory disruptions are hurting Apple, Toyota, other global brands

Fresh coronavirus outbreaks in Southeast Asia have hurt factory activity across industries, threatening the region’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and disrupting global supplies of goods such as apparels, cars and electronics.Coronavirus curbs have led companies to shut factories and suspend or reduce operations at a time when Asia’s manufacturing sector is already grappling with rising raw material costs and signs of a slowing Chinese economy.Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand are three of…

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