Covid-19 Cases Drop in Southeast Asia, Easing Supply-Chain Crunch – WSJ

SINGAPORE—Factories have reopened and production is steadily picking up in major manufacturing areas of Southeast Asia as Covid-19 cases have dropped in recent weeks, easing some of the supply-chain constraints that companies blame for lost sales.

Apple Inc. became the latest company to point to the situation in Southeast Asia as a bottleneck, saying on Thursday that pandemic disruptions had contributed to a $6 billion hit to potential revenue. Other major brands including Nike Inc. and Adidas AG had earlier said their supply chains were hurt during a Covid-19 wave that swept across much of the region this summer.


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