CANADA – According to a industry reports, a recent survey taken by the organization C-Suite shows that corporate executives in Canada are beginning to show less enthusiasm for carbon taxes, due to economic concerns that will increase the cost of doing business.

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TOYKO – Japanese production of electronics equipment and components slipped in April, falling 4.3% year-over-year, according to preliminary data released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Consumer and industrial equipment were down 8% and 12%, respectively. Computers were off 8.5%. Telecom was the only major end-product to buck the trend, rising 6.6% year-over-year.
 
ICs were off 4.1%, while bare boards were down 7.1%.
 
For the year, equipment and components are down 0.8%.

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