The Global Manufacturer http://www.industryweek.com/blog/29247/feed News and insights on the companies, leaders and issues propelling world manufacturing and international trade in the developed and emerging markets. en ISIL's $800 Million Oil Business http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The terrorist group Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) is generating an income of $800 million annually from oil sales, according to IHS, a leading provider of energy information and analytics.</p> <p>ISIL is able to generate more than $2 million a day despite the fact that the production facilities it controls are producing significantly less than before the war and the group is selling the oil at a steep discount on the black market. Much of the oil is processed in mobile refineries that can be loaded by truck.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/isils-800-million-oil-business#comments Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 151141 at http://www.industryweek.com Brrr: Manufacturing in Canada Catches a Chill http://www.industryweek.com/blog/brrr-manufacturing-canada-catches-chill <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>After a red-hot summer, Canadian manufacturing sales, led by autos, cool off.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/brrr-manufacturing-canada-catches-chill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/brrr-manufacturing-canada-catches-chill#comments Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:47:00 +0000 150941 at http://www.industryweek.com Made in the USA (by the Japanese) http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you like to buy American-made cars, it's getting easier to do that and still pick up a Japanese brand.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/made-usa-japanese#comments Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Global Manufacturer Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:40:00 +0000 150191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The 10 millionth vehicle assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., a Camry Hybrid, rolls down the line in May 2014.</p> Manufacturers Find Infrastructure Funding Full of Potholes http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The status quo won&rsquo;t do for U.S. infrastructure funding if the country is to avoid a competitive decline, the National Association of Manufacturers warned today in a <a href="http://www.nam.org/Issues/Infrastructure/Surface-Transportation.aspx?utm_source=nam&amp;utm_medium=alias&amp;utm_campaign=infrastructure">new report</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/manufacturers-find-infrastructure-funding-full-potholes#comments Competitiveness Public Policy Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 148961 at http://www.industryweek.com Ex-Im Bank: Hold Your Nose and Pass the Resolution http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The House of Representatives passed a <a href="https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-joint-resolution/124?q={%22search%22%3A[%22continuing+resolution%22]}">continuing resolution</a> (H.J.Res. 124) September 17 that would keep the Export-Import Bank on life support through June 30, 2015. It&rsquo;s the kind of tepid action which pleases no one on either side of this contentious issue.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/ex-im-bank-hold-your-nose-and-pass-resolution#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Finance Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:50:00 +0000 148601 at http://www.industryweek.com It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … No, It’s Bipartisanship http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Could manufacturing have prompted a rare display of bipartisanship in Washington?</p> <p>Turns out the answer is yes. A group of seven senators, led by Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has sent a letter to the Government Accounting Office asking it to analyze federal manufacturing policies and provide recommendations for improvement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/it-s-bird-it-s-plane-no-it-s-bipartisanship#comments Public Policy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 146111 at http://www.industryweek.com Take the NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/blog/take-namindustryweek-survey-manufacturers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It seems as if there is an economic report coming out every five minutes but the truth is that relatively few of them are focused on U.S. manufacturing. But that&#39;s not the case with the <strong>NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers</strong>. This 20-question survey gauges manufacturing sentiment every quarter and is a widely reported measure of how manufacturers see their businesses and the greater economy. The survey also includes questions focusing on labor regulations and health insurance coverage.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/take-namindustryweek-survey-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/take-namindustryweek-survey-manufacturers#comments Finance Global Economy Leadership The Global Manufacturer Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:48:00 +0000 145881 at http://www.industryweek.com NAM Report Warns Foreign Competitors Outpacing US on Export Assistance http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The National Association of Manufacturers brought fresh ammo to the fight over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank today with release of a study that finds the U.S. is being outpaced by the export support its top competitors are providing to their industries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 144211 at http://www.industryweek.com World Bank Lowers Outlook for Global Economy http://www.industryweek.com/blog/world-bank-lowers-outlook-global-economy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Despite a "tailwind" from high-income countries such as the United States, developing countries are headed for another year of sub-5% growth, contributing to a reduced forecast for global economic growth, the World Bank reported today.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/world-bank-lowers-outlook-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/world-bank-lowers-outlook-global-economy#comments Emerging Markets Public Policy Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:10:00 +0000 121091 at http://www.industryweek.com Energy Change You Can't Believe In http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturers in a recent poll say they are skeptical about an "energy premium" and, if one comes, unlikely to spend the windfall on more workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/energy-change-you-cant-believe#comments Competitiveness Energy Management Workforce The Global Manufacturer Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:10:00 +0000 116971 at http://www.industryweek.com