Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Late Arrival: Renault Has Mountain to Climb in China http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/late-arrival-renault-has-mountain-climb-china <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The third-largest European carmaker faces cutthroat competition and little recognition of its brand in China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/late-arrival-renault-has-mountain-climb-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/late-arrival-renault-has-mountain-climb-china#comments Competitiveness Emerging Markets Global Economy The Latest Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:29:00 +0000 236251 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Renault Opens First China Factory http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/renault-opens-first-china-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The $1.2-billion facility in Wuhan, a carmaking hub in the central province of Hubei, is a joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng and will have an initial production capacity of 150,000 vehicles a year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/renault-opens-first-china-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/renault-opens-first-china-factory#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Expansion Management The Latest Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:31:00 +0000 234031 at http://www.industryweek.com Keith Tsuji, Getty Images NAM Offers Blueprint to Bolster Manufacturing Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/nam-offers-blueprint-bolster-manufacturing-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons begins a cross-country tour designed to promote a pro-manufacturing agenda he says is vital to American competitiveness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/nam-offers-blueprint-bolster-manufacturing-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/nam-offers-blueprint-bolster-manufacturing-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Environment Labor / Employment Policy Information Technology Public Policy Trade Global Economy Innovation Leadership The Latest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:55:00 +0000 225951 at http://www.industryweek.com David Bohrer, NAM Plunging Oil Prices Threatens Shale Revolution http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/plunging-oil-prices-threatens-shale-revolution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dozens of shale drillers sought bankruptcy protection in the last year as low oil prices made their operations uncompetitive and they could not pay debts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/plunging-oil-prices-threatens-shale-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/plunging-oil-prices-threatens-shale-revolution#comments Competitiveness Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:59:00 +0000 225831 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>An oil derrick drills for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota</p> Copyright Andrew Burton, Getty Images Do Trade Deficits Matter? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/do-trade-deficits-matter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The two sides of the trade deficit debate, along with the author's opinion and solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/do-trade-deficits-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/do-trade-deficits-matter#comments Competitiveness Legislation Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:15:00 +0000 215661 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Is Relief on Way for Embattled US Steel Industry? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/relief-way-embattled-us-steel-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cheap imports have US steel producers calling for tougher trade protections - and fast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/relief-way-embattled-us-steel-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/relief-way-embattled-us-steel-industry#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy Leadership Gold The Global Manufacturer The Latest Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:47:00 +0000 215671 at http://www.industryweek.com Rick Gershon/Getty Images Ford to Exit Japan, Indonesia http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/ford-exit-japan-indonesia <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In 2015, Ford sales accounted for just 0.1% of the Japanese market and only 0.6% in Indonesia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/ford-exit-japan-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/ford-exit-japan-indonesia#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management Finance Global Economy The Latest Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:29:00 +0000 215631 at http://www.industryweek.com Ford Motor Co. Metal Centers' Shipments Decline Continued in December http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/metal-centers-shipments-decline-continued-december <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>North American service centers’ shipments of steel and aluminum products declined in December 2015, and inventory levels continued to fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/metal-centers-shipments-decline-continued-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/metal-centers-shipments-decline-continued-december#comments American Machinist RSS Competitiveness IndustryWeek Wire Global Economy The Latest Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:45:00 +0000 214691 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Falling inventories for steel and aluminum are beginning to come &ldquo;into line&rdquo; with service centers&rsquo; current shipment rates, according to the Metals Service Center Institute.</p> US Firms Eye China Exit as Conditions Worsen, Survey Says http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/us-firms-eye-china-exit-conditions-worsen-survey-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Rising labor costs and Internet censorship have emerged as major concerns for companies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/us-firms-eye-china-exit-conditions-worsen-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/strategic-planning-execution/us-firms-eye-china-exit-conditions-worsen-survey-says#comments Competitiveness Strategic Planning & Execution Global Economy Leadership The Latest Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:48:00 +0000 213491 at http://www.industryweek.com Chinese Growth Slows to Weakest Rate Since 1990 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinese-growth-slows-weakest-rate-1990 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 6.9% GDP growth was the country’s lowest since the 3.8% growth of 1990, a year after the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown rocked the country and isolated it internationally. But while the outcome is much smaller than recent double-digit rates, it is seen as the “new normal.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinese-growth-slows-weakest-rate-1990" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinese-growth-slows-weakest-rate-1990#comments Competitiveness Global Economy The Latest Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:21:00 +0000 212821 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The C919 passenger jet, China&#39;s first self-developed airliner, rolls off the production line in November in Shanghai.</p> ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images