A regional manufacturing report in China has gone missing, raising concerns the economy is much weaker than the government will admit

REUTERS/Stringer Much of China’s economic data has been lacking, at least compared to its usual standards. A regional manufacturing activity gauge in China recently stopped being produced and was deemed “illegal” by the central government. It had been significantly weaker than other nationwide activity gauges. There are reports the government wrote to journalists in China this […]

Tariffs may well bring some high-tech manufacturing back to America

YOU might think a company worth $ 1trn would gain a sympathetic hearing in the White House. Not, it seems, when the subject is China. On September 7th, as President Donald Trump prepared a new salvo of tariffs on Chinese imports, Apple released a letter pleading with the administration to change tack lest it harm […]

Tesla thins out its paint palette to “simplify manufacturing” at factory

Enlarge / Dark metallic silver paint will still be available, but if you want a light shade of silver you better act fast. (credit: Tesla) On Tuesday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to let the world know that Tesla is slim-lining paint options for its electric vehicle. On Wednesday, Obsidian Black and […]

Manufacturing dissent: Leaked footage reveals US Israel lobby astroturfing student event (VIDEO)

A fake pro-Israel protest manufactured by US-based lobbying groups has been exposed in an exclusive clip from a censored Al Jazeera documentary on Israel’s influence in the US. The release of the much-anticipated US version of undercover documentary The Lobby has been stalled since the UK version, which aired in 2017, revealed Israel’s influence within […]

Pound to euro exchange rate: GBP holds FIRM after ‘better-than-forecast’ UK manufacturing

The pound is trading against the euro at 1.1468 this morning according to the latest Bloomberg figures, this is a slight rise from yesterdays rate of 1.423. Having recovered from its cold snap, the GBP managed to retain its recent gain over the weekend. Tuesday saw positive news for the UK’s manufacturing industry despite the […]

India’s Make-or-Break Quest to Become a Manufacturing Powerhouse

Not long ago, India’s underwhelming manufacturing industry was symbolized by its best-known car: the Ambassador. Modeled on a British car from the ‘50s, the boxy Hindustan Motors sedan dominated Indian roads for decades. Well into the 1990s, it was to India what the Lada was to the Soviet Union or the Trabant to East Germany, […]

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling strengthens thanks to ‘robust’ UK manufacturing data

The pound has risen in value this morning, Thursday January 3, against the euro.  Sterling now converts to €1.1291, according to Bloomberg figures at 7:14am this morning.  This represents an increase compared to yesterday, when it stood at just €1.1250. It follows the release of positive UK manufacturing data for December 2017, which inspired economic […]

Arkansas' Manufacturing Revival Fueled by Foreigners

The signs are all faded, the parking lot empty in the middle of a Monday, except for the weeds that seem to have their own permanent parking space. The old Sanyo TV factory that closed a decade ago is the most obvious manifestation of manufacturing’s decline here in Forrest City, where unemployment and poverty far […]

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling to 'push higher still' ahead of UK manufacturing PMI

The pound is up once again today against the euro. The GBP currency now converts at €1.1351, according to figures accurate at 7:20am. Sterling continues a streak of positive movement which has lasted all week.  Yesterday, pound sterling converted to €1.1337, a rise compared to previous days this week. The upwards streak in the GBP’s […]