Afternoon Coffee: Aviation Supply Chain Stretched to its Limit, Freelancer Ltd Shares Climb on Results

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The aviation industry is flying high on a large backlog of orders, but manufacturers are struggling to build and deliver planes on time. Australian work intermediation platform (WIP) Freelancer Ltd saw its share price rise 5% Thursday after a strong showing in its half-year profit results. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

The Week in Metals: Indonesia, Freeport-McMoran Fight Over Grasberg

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The world’s second-largest copper mine, the Grasberg open pit mine, in Indonesia, sits idle as its operator, Arizona-based Freeport-McMoran, and the government of Indonesia squabble over permitting issues. President Donald Trump’s administration is mulling changes to how the U.S. calculates trade deficits. The Week in Metals brings you the latest procurement and supply chain news from our sister site MetalMiner.

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