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Shortfall in Apple's iPhone 5 and Caterpillar Cuts Outlook Due To Mining Concerns

In a worrying sign for the mining industry, Caterpillar the world’s biggest construction and mining equipment maker has cut is forecast for 2015 earnings. With Chinese demand slowing, commodity producers have reduced their capital expenditure, which will impact Caterpillars outlook.

The shortfall in Apple iPhone5 units available for the first week of demand (only selling a record breaking 5 million) has been blamed on the use of thinner touch screen. The shortfall of the component required for the improved design, has led to demand outperforming supply.

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