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While everyone is focused on the financial crisis in Greece, some pundits point out that the real challenge is China.
CNN, for example, points out that the Greek economy is tiny, and the business world should be much more concerned about China, with the world's second-largest GDP.
That’s while the Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen Composite are both down a third from their highs.
Those warnings, however, should be tempered by the power of the Chinese government and the fact that it has never been scared to intervene when the economy lags behind one of its five-year plans.
Wherever the risk, the past few years have taught us to hold our nerve and ride out any troubles.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Asciano takeover looms Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Analysts are expecting an announcement soon after Canadian investor group Brookfield Infrastructure Partners made an $8.8 billion offer for Australian multimodal company Asciano. According to the Australian Financial Review, ... [more]
Work resumes after crane collapse Australasia News
Karratha, WA Work has resumed at the site of a crane collapse in Karratha in Western Australia. A worker was injured on Saturday when the crane boom crashed into a partially ... [more]
Nissan closes warehouses Australasia News
Dandenong , Vic A key union is urging Nissan Australia to keep its staff which will be displaced by the closure of its parts warehouses across the country in October. The majority ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Suppliers cautious about Greece
Materials handling suppliers are concerned about the ongoing crisis in Greece, especially the capital controls which limit bank withdrawals to EUR60 per day and prevent international funds transfers. Those ... [more] News turns 15
AUSTRALIA This week marks the 15th year of continuous publication for News. The first newsletter was emailed on July 7, 2000 to just 50 subscribers - a far cry ... [more]
Two get Red Dot honours
GERMANY Mitsubishi’s EDiA EX and Linde’s P60-P80/W08 Electro Tractor/Load Transporter have been honoured with Red Dot design awards. This is the second time in three years that Mitsubishi has won ... [more]
AITT provides a new training framework
UNITED KINGDOM The UK’s Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has intervened to end the confusion over training for forklift sales personnel and service engineers.   The association points out ... [more]
Manitou boosts telehandler range
FRANCE Manitou has launched three new large capacity MHT (Manitou Heavy Telehandler) telehandlers with maximum lift capacities up to 23 T. The three new machines include the 13 T ... [more]
Bobcat launches EVO telehandlers
BELGIUM Bobcat has launched the company’s new EVO generation of Stage IIIB/Tier 4 interim rotary telescopic handlers. The new EVO range comprises four models - the TR38160, TR50190, TR50210 and TR40250 ... [more]
Raymond wins Frost & Sullivan award - Greene, NY, United States
Bibby Leasing helps heroes - Liverpool, United Kingdom
MHI welcomes non-members - Charlotte, NC, United States [more]
Seeking India’s top operator
INDIA ThinkLink Learning, in partnership with RTITB UK, has launched a competition to find the safest and most efficient forklift truck operator in India. The Forklift Operator of the Year ... [more]
Crown helps onion packer
UNITED STATES When Peri & Sons Farms, one of the largest onion-to-seed companies in the world, searched for ways to increase uptime of its forklift fleet, it sought assistance from Crown Equipment ... [more]
Panama Canal focus for TOC Americas
PANAMA Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge Quijano will be a keynote speaker at the 15th edition of TOC Americas, the annual forum for maritime container trade, transport and port professionals doing ... [more]
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MaxTruck 2T 'made in Sweden' is looking for PARTNERS
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Marangoni keeps satisfying top performance expectations
As a relevant part of their constant development plan, Marangoni Industrial Tyres has recently launched the new solid tyre range called Eltor EVO. 'Eltor EVO' sees the result of  continuous development for best performance, or 'evolution' of the respected Eltor range. [more]
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