Competitiveness en Trump's Steel Curbs Risk Trade War as 'Pandora's Box' Opens <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A trade fight beyond steel could happen if countries retaliated in other areas, such as farm products, said Kosei Shindo, chairman of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:25:00 +0000 748921 at China Artificial Intelligence Bid Seeks $59 Billion Industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Key development areas include AI software and hardware, intelligent robotics and vehicles, virtual reality and augmented reality.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Emerging Technologies Information Technology Technology The Latest Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:12:00 +0000 747281 at Thinkstock Border Tax and NAFTA Exit Could Harm US Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Study Finds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A 15% border tax would cost U.S. automakers and suppliers $22 billion a year, according to a BCG analysis.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:23:00 +0000 745741 at <p>Robots handle parts for Fiat Chrysler automobiles at the FCA Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. A new study asserts that a border adjustment tax and a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA could negatively impact car prices, vehicle sales, supply chain decisions and employment in the U.S. automotive industry.&nbsp;</p> Bill Pugliano/Getty Images News Trump Urged by CEO to Nationalize the Only US Rare-Earths Mine <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The rare-earth mining operations in Mountain Pass, Calif., the last remaining assets of bankrupt Molycorp Inc., were bought in June by a group that drew objections from rival bidders, who said the winner has ties to the Chinese government.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Supply Chain The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:21:00 +0000 744681 at <p>Satellite image of the Mountain Pass, Calif., rare earths mine, formerly owned by Molycorp.</p> NASA Manufacturing Production in the US Increased 0.2% in June <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The nation’s industrial production has strengthened for five straight months amid robust domestic demand and stronger growth abroad. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Data and Statistics Operations The Latest Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:40:00 +0000 740701 at Copyright Scott Olson, Getty Images 1 Billion Tons of Iron Ore Are Headed for China This Year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Asia’s top economy has been pulling in ever-greater volumes of low-cost ore to meet resilient demand from mills, which have benefited from rising steel prices in the second quarter. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Procurement The Latest Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:36:00 +0000 739121 at Germany Toughens Rules on Foreign Buyouts in Strategic Sectors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>More defense companies manufacturing or developing "key technologies" are also covered than under previous rules.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Regulations The Latest Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:44:00 +0000 737791 at <p>Brigitte Zypries, Germany&#39;s Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy</p> Copyright Pool Photo, Getty Images Manufacturing Trends: IndustryWeek/PwC Webinar Series <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar series, in partnership with PwC, sponsored by Epicor </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, September 7, 2017 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 4 Sessions of 1 hour each </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Attend this 4-part series in partnership PricewaterhouseCoopers. 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