Trade http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Dan DiMicco: The Four Steps Needed for Job Creation http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturing leader Dan DiMicco cites dire unemployment picture in U.S. and prescribes a four-step plan for job creation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Public Policy Regulations Trade Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 151851 at http://www.industryweek.com 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 Lifting Oil Exports Ban Would Be Boon for US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ending the federal ban on crude oil exports would offer a significant boost to the U.S. manufacturing sector and the broader American economy, according to a new study from the MAPI Foundation and the Aspen Institute.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/lifting-oil-exports-ban-would-be-boon-us-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy News Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:24:00 +0000 150751 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. oil and gas production has increased dramatically with the advent of fracking and horizontal drilling.</p> U.S. Energy Information Administration Should Washington Work to Slow the Loss of Manufacturing From Trade? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“We are moving towards a knowledge and service economy. You don’t succeed by producing exactly the same thing that other people are producing in the same way just at a lower cost…There is no going back to the past,” wrote Economic tsar Larrry Summers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/should-washington-work-slow-loss-manufacturing-trade#comments Trade Global Economy News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:31:00 +0000 150481 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Sean Gallup</em></p> <div> <em>Getty Images News</em></div> <div> President,&nbsp;<span>Information Technology and Innovation Foundation</span></div> OPEC Keeps Oil Demand Growth Unchanged as Price Falls http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Growth was mainly supported by China, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, where consumption was on the up, despite dips in Europe and other countries of the OECD region, OPEC said in its report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/opec-keeps-oil-demand-growth-unchanged-price-falls#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy News Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 150451 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright David McNew, Getty Images China's a Drag on World Steel Demand http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinas-drag-world-steel-demand <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The World Steel Association expects recoveries in the EU, United States and Japan to be stronger, but not enough to compensate for the slowdown in emerging economies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinas-drag-world-steel-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/chinas-drag-world-steel-demand#comments Trade Global Economy News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:16:00 +0000 150221 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A worker cuts steel billets at an iron and steel enterprise in Ganyu County, China.</p> ChinaFotoPress, Getty Images 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> US Trade Deficit Hits Lowest Level Since January [Slideshow] http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-trade-deficit-hits-lowest-level-january-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in August to $40.1 billion, down from a revised $40.3 billion in July.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-trade-deficit-hits-lowest-level-january-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-trade-deficit-hits-lowest-level-january-slideshow#comments Trade Global Economy Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:19:00 +0000 150031 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in August, helped by continuing reductions in oil imports due to higher domestic production. (Photo by Muhannad Fala&#39;ah/Getty Images)</p> Cotton Battle Concludes Between US and Brazil http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cotton-battle-concludes-between-us-and-brazil <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Today's agreement brings to a close a matter which put hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. exports at risk," according to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cotton-battle-concludes-between-us-and-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cotton-battle-concludes-between-us-and-brazil#comments Trade Global Economy News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:06:00 +0000 149821 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Scott Olson, Getty Images 10 Things You Need to Know About the September Manufacturing PMI http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Supply chain executives report continued growth in US manufacturing in September.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/10-things-you-need-know-about-september-manufacturing-pmi#comments Competitiveness Procurement Trade Global Economy Workforce News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:44:00 +0000 149741 at http://www.industryweek.com