Trade en Exports, Expertise Key to Chicago's Manufacturing Future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Manufacturing is the second-largest business sector in Chicago and easily the biggest driver of trade, but the city lags behind its potential, according to a new report commissioned by HSBC Bank.</p> <p>Despite the perception that manufacturing is &ldquo;yesterday&rsquo;s story,&rdquo; the report notes, the sector actually is a dominant force in Chicago&rsquo;s economy:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Strategic Siting Trade News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 144291 at Rudolf Balasko/iStock/Thinkstock NAM Report Warns Foreign Competitors Outpacing US on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 144211 at Rare Earths Update: In Pursuit of Alternatives <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies and industrialized nations continue to seek ways to reduce their dependence on China for access to rare earths. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Emerging Technologies Procurement Trade Global Economy Innovation Gold News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 143471 at <p>The Critical Materials Institute, an energy innovation hub for the Department of Energy, is housed in the DOE&#39;s Ames Laboratory and recently celebrated its first anniversary. Its missions is to assure the availability of rare earths and other materials critical to clean energy technologies. Shown here is a custom-modified 3-D printer for testing new magnet materials.</p> Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory Rare Earths -- What are They and How are They Used? [SLIDESHOW] <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Rare earths are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically 57 through 71. Additionally, there are two more elements, scandium and yttrium, that are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit similar chemical properties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Galleries Procurement Trade Global Economy Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:21:00 +0000 142191 at <p>Rare Earth Oxides</p> WTO Rules US Anti-dumping Duties on Chinese Goods is Wrong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The battle covered an array of products including paper, steel, magnets, chemicals, kitchen fittings, flooring and wind turbines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Regulations Trade Global Economy News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 142731 at <p>The WTO on Monday said the United States erred in imposing duties on a broad range of Chinese goods, including solar panels. (File photo)</p> Feng Li, Getty Images US Trade Deficit Would Shrink with Stroke of a Pen <div class="field-byline"> Michele Nash-Hoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, the U. S. has generated the highest trade deficit in the world and the largest in the world&rsquo;s recorded history. If you add the annual trade deficit in goods as shown on the Census Bureau website, the <a href="">total</a> is a staggering figure of $10.347 trillion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Regulations Trade Supply Chain News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:25:00 +0000 142721 at Do We Need to Start Thinking About the 'R' Word? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With U.S. gross domestic product falling 2.9% in the first quarter of 2014, what are the chances that the United States is headed for a recession?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Global Economy News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 142501 at Finance: Business Growth Depends on Three Things: Location, Location, Location <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While labor unrest and economic slowdowns are affecting some markets, other countries are doing just fine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corporate Finance & Tax Trade Finance Global Economy Gold News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 141961 at violetkaipa/iStock/Thinkstock The Global Manufacturer: Powering the UK Auto Revival <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sophisticated new engines are helping to power a revival of the UK auto manufacturing industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Operations Production Equipment News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:18:00 +0000 142281 at <p>An employee at Ford&#39;s Dagenham, England, facility works on assembly of a diesel engine. Ford designs and engineers gasoline and diesel engines in the U.K. that go into half of all Ford vehicles.</p> Ford Motor Co. US Sets Preliminary Duties on Chinese Steel Wire Rod Imports <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Commerce is due to make its final decision by Nov. 12, at the same time as its final decision in a parallel investigation into dumping of the steel wire rod. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Trade Global Economy Leadership Supply Chain News Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:40:00 +0000 141651 at