Trade http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Low Oil Prices Slamming Texas Economy, Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/low-oil-prices-slamming-texas-economy-manufacturers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The business economy in Texas is taking a beating with fall in oil and gas prices along with the strong dollar, and the outlook for recovery isn't good.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/low-oil-prices-slamming-texas-economy-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/low-oil-prices-slamming-texas-economy-manufacturers#comments Competitiveness Trade Finance Global Economy Operations Workforce The Latest Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 163571 at http://www.industryweek.com Spencer Platt/Getty Images Cocoa King Ivory Coast Wants to Cash in on Chocolate http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/cocoa-king-ivory-coast-wants-cash-chocolate <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Home to more than 35% of the world's cocoa crop, this west African country whose equatorial countryside is dotted with plantations, made cocoa its economic engine since independence from France in 1960.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/cocoa-king-ivory-coast-wants-cash-chocolate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/cocoa-king-ivory-coast-wants-cash-chocolate#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Leadership Operations The Latest Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:35:00 +0000 163521 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Ford Doubles Production Capacity in India http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-doubles-production-capacity-india <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The government has already relaxed rules for foreign investors and has promised to slash red tape which has long frustrated overseas companies, eager to create jobs for the millions of Indians who enter the employment market each year.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-doubles-production-capacity-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/ford-doubles-production-capacity-india#comments Competitiveness Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:13:00 +0000 163451 at http://www.industryweek.com Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Pirelli Future, and Calendars, Safe in Chinese Hands http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The accord will see Pirelli delisted from the Milan bourse and split into two units, one producing high-end tires, the other industrial tires.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/pirelli-future-and-calendars-safe-chinese-hands#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Transportation Trade Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:50:00 +0000 163441 at http://www.industryweek.com Paul Gilham/Getty Images US Steel to Idle Granite City Plant, Layoffs for More than 2,000 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's all part of US Steel's plan to consolidate its North American flat-rolled steel operations, as the industry deals with falling prices, slowing demand and competition from other places like China.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/us-steel-idle-granite-city-plant-layoffs-more-2000#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management Labor / Employment Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:44:00 +0000 163381 at http://www.industryweek.com Sean Gallup/Getty Images Boeing Close to Deal with Chinese Airline for 30 Dreamliners http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/boeing-close-deal-chinese-airline-30-dreamliners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 787-9 can carry up to 280 passengers for distances of almost 9,570 miles and analysts said Hainan Airlines will need the aircraft as it seeks to expand international routes.</div> <div 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<span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/jaguar-land-rover-invest-millions-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/jaguar-land-rover-invest-millions-britain#comments Competitiveness Transportation Trade Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:27:00 +0000 163351 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano/Getty Images EU, US 'Likely' to Miss Year-End Target for Free Trade Deal http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eu-us-likely-miss-year-end-target-free-trade-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The United States and EU agreed last month to work 'full throttle' to secure the mammoth deal despite growing skepticism on both sides of the Atlantic.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eu-us-likely-miss-year-end-target-free-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/eu-us-likely-miss-year-end-target-free-trade-deal#comments Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:19:00 +0000 163331 at http://www.industryweek.com Carsten Koall/Getty Images Widened Panama Canal Could Begin Operation in April 2016 http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/widened-panama-canal-could-begin-operation-april-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Upgrades began in 2007 and were scheduled to be completed in 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the canal, but the work has seen repeated delays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/widened-panama-canal-could-begin-operation-april-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/widened-panama-canal-could-begin-operation-april-2016#comments Trade Finance Global Economy The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:32:00 +0000 163281 at http://www.industryweek.com Graham Chadwick/Getty Images US Lifts Sanctions on Cuba-Linked Shippers, Traders http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-lifts-sanctions-cuba-linked-shippers-traders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Last week Washington and Havana wrapped up a third round of talks on normalizing relations, which were focused on the path towards reestablishing formal relations and reopening embassies.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-lifts-sanctions-cuba-linked-shippers-traders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-lifts-sanctions-cuba-linked-shippers-traders#comments Competitiveness Trade Finance Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:36:00 +0000 163271 at http://www.industryweek.com Jorge Rey/Getty 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