Breaks in the Supply Chain Disaster in Japan Sends Ripples through the Global Economy

The catastrophe in Japan has made apparent just how fragile the global economy has become. Factories around the world have had to slow production due to a lack of parts. But the problems are surmountable -- provided the nuclear disaster in Fukushima doesn't worsen.
The disaster in Japan has rippled through the global economy.

The disaster in Japan has rippled through the global economy.

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Translated by Christopher Sultan