Orwegian In­vestors?

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Benet­ton, Wal­mart and H&M all had con­tracts with the em­ployer at this build­ing and faced mas­sive protests af­ter the dis­as­ter. Th­ese com­pa­nies as­sumed ev­ery­thing was fine be­cause the build­ings had per­mits, but they learned the hard way that build­ing in­spec­tors didn’t do their job. Com­pa­nies need to check the per­mits, the build­ing in­fra­struc­ture and its struc­tural in­tegrity them­selves, and the in­dus­try has now formed a group to do this be­cause they can’t de­pend on the lo­cal gov­ern­ment.” “In­dia’s largest trade part­ner for goods and ser­vices is the EU,” she said. “China’s time has come. The US and EU will even­tu­ally be re­placed, and both China and In­dia are grow­ing their eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary power. But th­ese economies are so linked, China can­not have the US and EU fal­ter.” “I be­lieve China wants mu­tual re­spect and for con­flicts to be avoided. I think China wants Asia for Asians, for the re­gion to take care of its own se­cu­rity. It is not a co­in­ci­dence that the Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship does not in­clude China or In­dia. China some­times sees the US ‘pivot to Asia’ as a way

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