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U.S. Steel wins tax breaks from one of America's poorest cities
United States Steel Corporation founded Gary, Indiana in 1906 - naming it after co-founder Elbert Henry Gary - and the city's fortunes have been closely tied to the company ever since.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  steel-industry  trade  trade-agreements 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Trade War with China May Hurt U.S. Warehouse Sector - National Real Estate Investor
Thousands of manufacturing jobs in Western U.S. depend on components and raw materials imported from Asia.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  china  trade  trade-agreements  asia 
15 days ago by areadevelopment
Economists boost Q4 growth closer to 3% as trade war hits imports - CNBC
Economists boosted their forecasts for U.S. fourth quarter growth Wednesday, after a surprise narrowing of the trade gap in November due to a drop in imports.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  imports  exports  trade  trade-agreements  economy 
16 days ago by areadevelopment
Where Europe Would Be Hurt Most by a No-Deal Brexit - The New York Times
How vulnerable each region is to economic disruptions from Brexit: Parts of Germany are especially vulnerable. Sicily could skate by.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  brexit  trade  trade-agreements  united-kingdom  europe  business-globalization 
16 days ago by areadevelopment
A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’ - The New York Times
Despite a trade war between the United States and China and past admonishments from President Trump “to start building their damn computers and things in this country,” Apple is unlikely to bring its manufacturing closer to home.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  exports  imports  trade  trade-agreements  supply-chain  logistics  made-in-america 
25 days ago by areadevelopment
Trade war: Firms look to new factories as tariffs bite - BBC News
The world's largest maker of industrial computers, Taiwan's Advantech, plans to boost US production to combat the hit from the trade war.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tariffs  exports  imports  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics 
25 days ago by areadevelopment
China's slowing economy hits companies beyond Caterpillar and Nvidia - CNBC
Disappointing results from construction machinery giant Caterpillar and a pessimistic revenue forecast from chipmaker Nvidia point to a broader impact to the global business community from China's economic slowdown, analysts said on Tuesday.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  china  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports 
25 days ago by areadevelopment
US-China trade war: Trump is winning but things could change - Business Insider
China's economy has taken a beating in recent weeks. Manufacturing is contracting for the first time in two years. There's a real-estate crisis. China just posted its first annual decline in car sales in 20 years. There's a retail slump. Foreign investment into China has plummeted.
area-development-news  Matt  government-policy  business-globalization  china  trade  trade-agreements  this-week-447 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S.-China trade war takes toll on global manufacturing - Reuters
Factory activity weakened across much of Europe and Asia in December as the U.S.-China trade war and a slowdown in demand hit production in many economies, offering little reason for optimism as the new year begins.
Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  china  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S. Farmers Fear Lucrative Japanese Exports Will Wither - WSJ
Two new trade pacts will soon cut Japanese tariffs and ease quotas on products sold by some of American agriculture’s biggest competitors.
Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-processing  food-industry  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports  business-globalization  Japan 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
One Year Later: The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Area Development
We are just beginning to see the economic effect of the TCJA, passed in December 2017, but tax cuts are among many factors influencing U.S. investment decisions.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Theresa May to face no-confidence vote amid Brexit chaos - CNN
Theresa May vowed to fight for her political life Wednesday after members of her own party triggered a vote of no-confidence in her leadership over her handling of Brexit.
Brexit  united-kingdom  europe  trade  trade-agreements  business-globalization  Around-the-web 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Automakers in the crosshairs as Democrats head for Congress - CNBC
Sometime in the coming weeks, the Trump Administration will announce final plans for rolling back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standards considered one of the signature accomplishments of the preceding Obama White House.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  supply-chain  business-globalization 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
What’s Your U.S. Manufacturing and Tariff Strategy? - Area Development
With the uncertain future of new tariffs and penalties, is it time to consider building a manufacturing site in the United States?
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  tariffs  exports  imports  trump  trade  trade-agreements  logistics  supply-chain 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
NAFTA By Any Other Name Is Just Fine with Corporate America - IndustryWeek
New regional value content requirements could push production from Mexico’s cheaper labor market to the U.S.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports  mexico  manufacturing  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada, U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal; Trump approves pact - The Globe and Mail
Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American free-trade agreement after intensive weekend talks, trading access to Canada’s protected dairy market for the preservation of a key dispute-resolution system and exemption from threatened auto tariffs.
this-week-437  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  exports  trump  automotive-industry  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S.-Mexico deal 'much better than the original NAFTA' for auto industry - BNN
Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, tells BNN Bloomberg why the trade deal reached by the U.S. and Mexico is a good start for Canada's auto industry.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  mexico  automotive-industry  trade  trade-agreements  business-globalization  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada Remains A Premier Investment Destination - Area Development
Despite the uncertain investment environment brought about by renegotiation of NAFTA and new U.S.-imposed tariffs, Canada continues to promote FDI by maintaining an open economy, investing in its workforce, and engaging in regional trade partnerships.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  FDI 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Preparing for the China-U.S. Trade War - Automation World
As new tariffs are launched between the two countries, tension in the manufacturing industry intensifies. Here are some steps to take to offset the expense of new import/export duties.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  china  tariffs  trade  trade-agreements  supply-chain  manufacturing  exports  imports 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Plastics Industry Flourishes in Response to Market Demand - Area Development
With U.S. natural gas costs being so low, the U.S. plastics industry continues to grow, while keeping an eye out for supply chain challenges brought about by changes in trade policy.
area-development-features  Matt  plastics  trade  trade-agreements  natural-gas  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Walmart Asks Beauty Suppliers to Look Beyond China for Sourcing - Bloomberg
Walmart Inc. has asked its cosmetics suppliers to consider sourcing their goods in countries outside of China, one of the first signs that the world’s largest retailer hopes to dilute the impact of the Trump administration’s looming tariffs.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  walmart  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  made-in-america  supply-chain  tariffs  trade  china  reshoring  insider-12-17-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
For sustainable development, put foreign direct investments on the G20 agenda - Eco-Business
US President Donald Trump’s trade wars have eclipsed the importance of foreign direct investments and its role in promoting sustainable development around the world. To achieve the SDGs, the world must free up flows of foreign investment.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  location-USA  trump 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Kidney Beans Piled to the Rafters: Tariffs Are Biting in Farm Country - WSJ
After the U.S. placed tariffs on European steel and aluminum in June, Europe hit back with a tax that, among other things, made American kidney beans 25% more expensive in Europe.
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  exports  imports  farming 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Contreras: Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico - Rio Grande Guardian
Nearly nine million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Canada. Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  trade  trade-agreements  jobs  economic-development  exports  tariffs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Logistics Real Estate: Largely Isolated from Recent Trade Action - Prologis
Our research on logistics real estate has recently focused on the importance of consumption, including e-commerce, how location strategy has become a critical differentiator, and the reduced importance of trade as an industry driver.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  ecommerce  trade  trade-agreements  insider-11-20-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade - Bloomberg
While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  NAFTA  china  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  trade  imports  exports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
G.M. Says New Wave of Trump Tariffs Could Force U.S. Job Cuts - The New York Times
General Motors warned Friday that if President Trump pushed ahead with another wave of tariffs, the move could backfire, leading to “less investment, fewer jobs and lower wages” for its employees.
this-week-340  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  General-Motors  automotive-industry  trade  trade-agreements  jobs  trump  government-policy 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
That Noise You Hear Is the Sound of Globalization Going Into Reverse - WSJ
As trade barriers break up world-wide supply chains, the real costs are higher prices and fewer choices for consumers
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  globalization  exports  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
US economic fundamentals are good—don’t overreact to trade - CNBC
Wall Street is regrouping. Easy money has been made. The fiscal stimulus has been priced in for a long time. The Fed is an ongoing game, but the slightly easing price pressures along the U.S. yield curve are signaling surprisingly stable inflation expectations.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Across U.S., wary businesses gird for a Trump trade war - Chicago Tribune
President Donald Trump wants to level the playing field for American companies in the global economy, but his combative stance has unsettled business plans from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
this-week-429  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  china 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Steel Tariffs to Prevent U.S. Economic Growth - Area Development
The recently enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum have created an uncertain investment climate for both domestic and foreign firms, causing companies to rethink their supply chain strategies and put their expansion plans on hold.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  steel-industry  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  supply-chain  logistics 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
What do Trump’s tariffs mean for Canada? - Macleans
Steel industry expert Peter Warrian explains how badly this will hurt steelmakers, what the knock-on effects will be and why dark times loom
this-week-427  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  trade  trade-agreements  location-canada  steel-industry  aluminum-industry 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs: Implementation, Consequences, and Next Steps - Area Development
Businesses that use steel and/or aluminum need to understand how the recently enacted tariffs will affect their supply chain as well as their bottom line.
area-development-features  Matt  aluminum-industry  site-selection  logistics  supply-chain  manufacturing  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  government-policy 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers - WBUR News
Today, the Chinese government announced tariffs on 128 American products, including food. Pork will be taxed 25 percent, and wine, dried fruit, and nuts are now subject to a 15 percent duty.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-industry  food-processing  NAFTA  china  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  globalization  global-supply-chain  supply-chain  logistics  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Supply chains of steel: How tariffs will disrupt downstream manufacturing - Supply Chain Dive
As a primer, steel is an iron and carbon alloy, including small amounts of manganese, silicon, sulphur, oxygen and phosphorus. About 50% of all steel is used for buildings and infrastructure, and it’s the major component in the world’s 17 million shipping containers and steel ships that transport cargo.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  steel-industry  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  supply-chain  manufacturing  logistics  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results - McKinsey & Company
Global respondents see trade-policy changes as rising risks to growth, and those in developed economies report a more cautious outlook overall than their emerging-economy peers.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  globalization  government-policy  economic-development  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Business Leaders See Strong Trade Future, With or Without NAFTA - The Rivard Report
As NAFTA negotiators entered their fourth round of talks this week in Washington, members of the San Antonio business community heard relative optimism regarding the future of commercial relations between Texas and Mexico.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
First Person: A 20-Year Take on the Supply Chain Revolution - Area Development
Supply chain and logistics activities have become a much more visible part of the real estate industry and crucial among developers over the past 20 years.
supply-chain  logistics  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  first-person 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
How U.S. Manufacturers Can Navigate the Route to the New Trade Policy - Area Development
Manufacturers need to prepare now for prospective trade policy changes so that they may recalibrate their supply chains if need be.
area-development-features  Matt  trade  trade-agreements  supply-chain  logistics  manufacturing  NAFTA  TPP 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
China says it will defend interests if U.S. harms trade ties - Reuters
China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property.
this--week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  trade  trade-agreements  china  government-policy  patent-law-reform 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S.-Mexico border mayors seek a voice on trade, border barrier - San Diego Tribune
A group of mayors representing communities along U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday called for upgrading of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and said in a joint statement that the upcoming talks offer an “opportunity to renegotiate, modernize and optimize North America’s competitiveness.”
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  trade  trade-agreements 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA And Brexit Will Reshape Logistics Real Estate - Forbes
But former industrial areas and other secondary and tertiary logistics and industrial markets will be hurt by the political move toward greater protectionism, represented by the Trump administration's assertion that at some point it might look to renegotiate the terms of NAFTA — the U.S. trade agreement allowing tariff-free movement of goods between the U.S., Canada and Mexico — or alter the trading relationship with China.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  trump  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  brexit  NAFTA 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Challenging Trump, E.U. and Japan Push Joint Trade Deal - NYTimes.com
The European Union and Japan have signaled that they plan to announce a broad agreement on trade on Thursday, a pointed challenge to President Trump, who is scheduled to attend a meeting of world leaders in Germany the next day.
this-week-391  Around-the-web  Matt  europe  Japan  trade  trade-agreements  trump 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Suply Chain - MHL
Disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing and robotic process automation will continue to transform the manufacturing world by reshaping the production cycle in the longer term
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  supply-chain  trade  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  robotics  logistics 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump Nafta Blueprint Raises Concerns in Canada and Mexico - WSJ
Draft document signals willingness to promote ‘Buy American’ agenda but tempers some campaign threats.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  made-in-america  mexico  canada  location-canada  trump  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Supply Chains And Adjusting To Trump: Think Local And Global - Forbes
An early viewpoint from the January meeting of political and business movers and shakers in Davos is that thinking too globally might not be the wisest strategy: a shift to “localizing” operations is a good fallback position.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  logistics  supply-chain  made-in-america  trade-agreements  trade  NAFTA  localization  globalization 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Trouble With Trade: People Understand It - The Huffington Post
Ever since Donald Trump was elected there has been a huge backlash among elite-types against those blaming trade for their problems. Major news outlets have been filled with misleading and dishonest stories claiming that the real cause of manufacturing job loss has been automation and that people are stupid to worry about trade.
this-week-378  Around-the-web  Matt  trade  trump  trade-agreements  NAFTA 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
After meeting with Trudeau, Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada just needs to be 'tweaked' - CTV News
After his first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he only plans to “tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada, while his administration has a lot more work to do with Mexico.
Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  trade  trade-agreements  trump  NAFTA 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Editor’s Note: About Those Manufacturing Jobs - Area Development
Now that the presidential election results have been certified, both economic analysts and corporate executives are trying to figure out what to expect under the new Trump administration. If Trump follows through on his campaign promises of spending on infrastructure and revising personal and corporate taxes, as well as deregulation moves, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) projects the U.S. economy will grow 2.3 percent in 2017 and 3 percent in 2018.
editors-note  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  trump  NAFTA  trade-agreements  trade 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada’s Intent to Create the World’s Largest Trading Bloc - Area Development
With CETA in place, an investment in Canada will double the market access of American companies already taking advantage of NAFTA.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  trade  trade-agreements  business-globalization  NAFTA  CETA  exports 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Foreign Investors Connect to the World from Canada - Area Development
Canada’s logistics infrastructure and trade connections can be quite beneficial to foreign investors and shippers.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  logistics  infrastructure  supply-chain  FDI  intermodal  rail  ports  airports  trade 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Do Free-Trade Agreements Represent Fair Trade? - Area Development
The U.S. has far fewer free-trade agreements in place than its North American neighbors, while many make arguments for and against these agreements.
trade  exports  manufacturing  business-globalization  location-USA  area-development-features 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
First Person: U.S. Economy Uniquely Positioned for 21st Century - Area Development
One of Area Development’s staff editors recently interviewed Peter Zeihan, a former analyst at the geopolitical security firm Stratfor and author of The Accidental Superpower. Zeihan discusses the North American shale boom and the role of the U.S. in protecting global trade.
economic-development  site-selection  location-usa  fdi  matt  manufacturing  shale-gas  trade 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Canada to Widen Channels of Trade - Area Development
Although it’s not without challenges, implementation of Canada’s trade agreement with the EU would have many benefits as well as an economic impact on world trade.
economic-development  site-selection  canada  location-canada  matt  trade 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Front Line: A Transformative Trade-Agreement Model for the U.S. - Area Development
Every week, new ideas for fixing America’s unemployment woes are debated by experts on TV and radio shows and in print and online publications.
area-development-features  matt  trade  free-trade-agreements 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Steel Cites South Korean Imports in Plans to Idle Plants - WSJ
U.S. Steel Corp. said it would temporarily close plants in Texas and Pennsylvania and blamed illegally priced imports, raising the volume on trade disputes with China and South Korea.
this-week-265  around-the-web  steel-industry  imports  matt  texas  Pennsylvania  southwest  mid-atlantic  trade  south-Korea  china  asia 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Panama Challenging Florida as Gateway to Americas - Jacksonville Business Journal
Florida may soon see an increase in the sale of blueberries and strawberries to Panama, but Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam warned Thursday the state may find itself challenged as the region’s economic hub by the Central American nation.
this-week-248  around-the-web  matt  florida  panama-canal  trade 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Momentum Builds for U.S.-India Trade Agreement - Area Development Online
The time appears to be ripe for the enactment of a bilateral investment treaty to reinvigorate commercial ties between the world’s two biggest democracies, the United States and India.
trade  india  trade-agreements  economic-development  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
These Five Things Could Drive a New Era of Speedier Economic Growth - The Washington Post
Through the last five years of crisis, recession, and slow recovery, the overwhelming debates over the economy have been cyclical. How much fiscal stimulus? Can easier monetary policy help? When will housing return to normal?
labor  big-data  trade  around-the-web  workforce  economic-development  infrastructure  matt  skilled-labor  energy  this-week-222 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Economic Stimulus for Both Sides of the Atlantic - Area Development Online
The proposed EU-U.S. free-trade agreement could result in increased U.S. production capacity for export and accompanying plant expansion and regional economic growth.
free-trade-agreements  matt  tariffs  trade 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Who Will Canadas Trade Partners Be In 2025? - The Globe and Mail
Though trade with the United States still accounts for the majority of Canada’s international transactions, it has not grown in real terms over the past decade. At the same time, Canada’s trade with fast-growing markets elsewhere is taking off.
location-canada  trade  around-the-web  matt  canada 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
US Trade Policy `Avoided Disaster,' Irwin Says
Douglas Irwin, an economics professor at Dartmouth College, talks about U.S. trade policy in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008. Irwin said the U.S. has "avoided distaster" by not moving toward protectionism.
government-policy  trade  twitterfeed  around-the-web  economy  video 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
A Manufacturing Blog Reporting on Manufacturing Policy and Politics - Shopfloor
February manufactured goods exports grew only 2.4 percent at an annual rate from January, while manufactured goods imports increased at an annual rate of 18.9 percent.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-124  manufacturing  economic-recovery  economy  trade  business-globalization 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows as Both Imports and Exports Fall - NYTimes.com
The United States trade deficit shrank in February, government figures showed on Tuesday, but economists said the trend could be short-lived as a surge in oil prices is reflected in future reports.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-124  trade  business-globalization  economy  economics  economic-recovery  government-policy 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
China Logs Surprise Trade Deficit - WSJ.com
China reported a surprise trade deficit for February, its first in 11 months, as export growth slowed sharply and import growth remained strong in part because of rising prices for oil and other commodities.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-120  china  trade  economy 
march 2011 by areadevelopment
Euro-Zone Growth Led by Exports - WSJ.com
The euro-zone economy grew at a steady albeit modest rate in the final quarter of last year as export and household consumption growth was offset by a slump in new investment and a slowdown in government expenditure, official figures showed Thursday.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-118  europe  economic-recovery  economy  government-policy  globalization  trade 
march 2011 by areadevelopment
Chinese trade subsidies big issue for Hu Jintao visit to US - CNNMoney
Chinese President Hu Jintao is visiting the United States this week, and simmering trade disputes between the two countries will likely be high on the agenda.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-112  china  trade  government-policy  globalization 
january 2011 by areadevelopment
Trade gap in U.S. narrows in November - CNNMoney
The U.S. trade gap was little changed in November, and is still deep in the red, the government said Thursday.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-111  trade  globalization  government-policy 
january 2011 by areadevelopment
Manufactured Goods Export Growth Slowing - Shopfloor
Manufactured goods continued to dominate U.S. trade in October, but U.S. manufactured goods export growth has flattened in recent months, according to data released by the Commerce Department today.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-110  manufacturing  trade  government-policy 
december 2010 by areadevelopment
South Korea Trade Deal Unlikely to Add Jobs Soon - NYTimes.com
The trade agreement will probably benefit Detroit automakers, manufacturers of industrial and electronic equipment and high-tech firms.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-109  trade  government-policy  manufacturing  automotive-industry  michigan  high-tech  globalization 
december 2010 by areadevelopment
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