Published: Sep 27, 2021
LONDON - Hoping to ease a supply-chain crisis and forestall a Christmas logjam, the British government announced late Saturday night that more than 10,000 foreign workers will be eligible for temporary visas to work as truck drivers and in the food industry.
Published: Sep 24, 2021
The global semiconductor shortage that has paralyzed automakers for nearly a year shows signs of worsening, as new coronavirus infections halt chip assembly lines in Southeast Asia, forcing more car companies and electronics manufacturers to suspend production.
Published: Jul 06, 2021
Dozens of patients died when a public hospital on the island of Java nearly ran out of oxygen over the weekend, underscoring dire oxygen shortages in parts of Indonesia as the island nation suffers from a major coronavirus outbreak.
Published: Jun 23, 2021
A string of nations across Africa, Asia and other regions have run out of Covid-19 vaccines or are on the brink of doing so, months after receiving first shipments from a global program meant to equitably distribute the lifesaving shots.
Published: Jun 21, 2021
Carmakers slashed production. PlayStations got harder to find in stores. Broadband providers faced monthslong delays for internet routers. All of these phenomena and more had a similar cause: an abrupt and cascading shortage of semiconductors.