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....Industrial production expanded by 0. 3% over the period, with manufacturing increasing by 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Harvey Bowden went from working as a lone plumber to running Harvey Water Softeners, manufacturing water softeners with a staff of about 200 people. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... He soon figured out that Angel Trains, one of the three rolling stock operating companies, was seriously undervalued. Its trains were being sold with a projected use of seven years, when in fact they would almost certainly be used for significantly longer because there was insufficient manufacturing capacity worldwide to replace the trains. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. British car manufacturing enjoyed its best month in 17 years in March fuelled by demand for vehicles from abroad. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The problem began after a batch of the product, made with imported chick peas, was found to have an uncharacteristic metallic tang. It had already been despatched in tubs, prompting Bakkavor to write to all its supermarket clients to warn of a problem with the manufacturing process. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In a statement, Sainsbury’s said that the problem was down to “a production issue at our supplier”. Own-brand hummus at all three supermarkets is supplied by the food-manufacturing company Bakkavor, which confirmed that it had contacted them to warn of an issue with its manufacturing process. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Quarterly GDP growth is choppy and prone to revision. Inflation will continue to squeeze the consumer but the outlook for manufacturing and exports has brightened. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As recently as 1900, one-third of Americans lived on farms; today, that figure is just 2%. Similarly, electrification, automation, software, and, most recently, robotics have all brought major gains in manufacturing productivity. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Hummus 'crisis' sheds light on secret world of mass food production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The problem began after a batch of the product, made with imported chick peas, was found to have an uncharacteristic metallic tang. It had already been despatched in tubs, prompting Bakkavor to write to all its supermarket clients to warn of a problem with the manufacturing process. ...
UK car production hits 17-year high as industry issues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:32:19 AM
. British car manufacturing enjoyed its best month in 17 years in March fuelled by demand for vehicles from abroad. ...
Hummus shortages after shops remove dip from sale over 'taste issues' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 01:18:52 PM
....In a statement, Sainsbury’s said that the problem was down to “a production issue at our supplier”. Own-brand hummus at all three supermarkets is supplied by the food-manufacturing company Bakkavor, which confirmed that it had contacted them to warn of an issue with its manufacturing process. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
.... As recently as 1900, one-third of Americans lived on farms; today, that figure is just 2%. Similarly, electrification, automation, software, and, most recently, robotics have all brought major gains in manufacturing productivity. ...
CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer. image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:12 PM
. Harvey Bowden went from working as a lone plumber to running Harvey Water Softeners, manufacturing water softeners with a staff of about 200 people. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
....75bn – a prime target for manufacturers in this country, perhaps to maintain the future of the Bombardier factory in Derby or expand the scope of Hitachi’s assembly plant in County Durham. Grayling said this contract alone would create 300 jobs and “leave a legacy for this country, boosting skills, generating employment and strengthening the manufacturing supply chain”. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....“Repeated efforts by the United States to encourage other countries to reduce and address the underlying causes of excess capacity in the steel market have had little meaningful effect,” he said. Ross said that left unhindered the present situation could undermine the ability of American steel producers to continue investment, research and development, and reduce or eliminate the jobs needed to “maintain a pool of skilled workers essential for the continued development of advanced steel manufacturing”. ...
IMF shifts from dismal to pessimistic, but has a sharper message about inequality | Greg Jericho image
....The IMF suggests that across most nations, technological advancement is the main reason for the falls. It also found that the decline in share of income going to labour caused by technology and global integration “has been particularly sharp for middle-skilled labour” – with the biggest falls occurring in manufacturing. ...
IMF says global financial stability has improved image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:31:28 PM
.... . The report notes that share prices in countries with substantial manufacturing exports to the US - such as Mexico and Vietnam - have been relatively weak. ...
Burberry shares dive despite sales rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:32:28 AM
.... The dollar's strength is holding back sales in the US," he added. Burberry has plans to open a new £50m manufacturing and weaving plant in Leeds and relocate staff from its existing Castleford and Keighley sites. ...
Services matter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:46 PM
.... Those are well known as service-driven economies. But in Germany, that great manufacturing powerhouse, it's getting on for 70% and even in China it is close to half. ...
Weetabix sold to US firm after breakfast cereal fails to catch on in China image
.... The company employs about 1,800 people globally, with 60% of the workforce in the UK. While it has some overseas manufacturing plants, all of the wheat that goes into Weetabix biscuits is grown within 50 miles of its base in Burton Latimer. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
.... The city was one of the first victims of globalization and profoundly impacted by Nafta, says Fullerton. Once the jeans capital of the US and home to manufacturers including Levi Strauss and Farah – at its peak the second largest employer in the city – El Paso fell on hard times as trade barriers fell and manufacturing jobs went south of the border. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....There was also evidence to suggest that the impact of automation would be geographically concentrated and so widen the north-south divide. The IPPR research said that in four sectors alone – retail, hospitality, transport and manufacturing – 5m jobs were at risk, adding that a particular concern to ministers should be industries ripe for automation with a high proportion of workers least able to adapt. ...
Cadbury backlash: Is making chocolate in New Zealand worth it? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:56:24 PM
. Can you make enough money from manufacturing chocolate in New Zealand to make it worthwhile?. ...
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Trade agenda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:17:15 PM
UK firms 'struggling to recruit staff' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:07:25 AM
.... . The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) spoke to 7,300 businesses in the manufacturing and services sectors, and found the percentage seeking to hire had grown by up to 9% in the last quarter. ...
EU migrants make up 11% of manufacturing workforce - ONS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:19:18 PM
. EU migrants make up more than one in 10 manufacturing sector workers in the UK, official figures have shown. ...
UK needs immigration to keep service industries going, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:50:16 AM
....But they also show that migrants from western European countries are more likely to have a university degree, to be higher paid and to work in a job that matches their education. This split in profile between western and eastern European migrants working in Britain is echoed by their relative concentrations in the financial and business service sectors on the one hand and agriculture and manufacturing on the other. ...
Zero house price inflation is to be welcomed not feared | Larry Elliott image
....The prospect now is a period in which house price inflation hovers around zero, but this is to be welcomed rather than feared. All the major recessions in the economy over the past four decades have come after unsustainable housing booms; the periods when the economy has rebalanced towards manufacturing and investment, such as the mid 1990s, have been when house price inflation has been weak. ...
Ford sees a future in UK after Brexit, says CEO Mark Fields image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 08:56:57 AM
....Ford will be in the UK for "quite some time" despite concerns about the impact of the Brexit vote, the company's chief executive has said. However, Mark Fields told the BBC he could not guarantee manufacturing would stay once Britain leaves the EU. ...
US gained only 98,000 jobs in March, putting a chill on Trump's promises image
....The jobs market had got off to a flying start in 2017, adding an average of 236,500 jobs a month. February’s jobs report was the first under Trump and was seized upon by the president as evidence that his promise to bring back US manufacturing jobs was coming true. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
.... . The industry body for engineering and manufacturing, EEF, says its partners - which include Tata Steel and Rolls-Royce - are bracing themselves. ...
Scottish economic output falls by 0.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:20:57 PM
....". He added: "While the downturn in the oil and gas sector remains part of the explanation, it is difficult to ignore the substantial declines in construction over the past year (-6%) or in manufacturing (-7. ...
UK services sector expands at fastest rate this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:50 AM
....The Markit/CIPS survey found some companies reporting Brexit-related uncertainty holding back investment decisions. Ruth Gregory, a UK economist at Capital Economics, said the service sector survey – taken together with similar reports for manufacturing and construction – pointed to the economy growing at 0. ...
BMW strikes set to disrupt Mini and Rolls-Royce production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:39 AM
....9bn). BMW said: “BMW Group has always prided itself in providing excellent pensions for its staff and wants to act now to protect future pension provision and to help improve the cost competitiveness of the UK as a manufacturing base. ...
UK services sector beats forecasts buoyed by new work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:28:30 AM
.... . Despite the rise in services activity, data out earlier this week showed that growth in the manufacturing and construction sectors eased in March. ...
Trump's trade tactics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:33:23 PM
...." . He sees a link with the loss of manufacturing jobs - and he has a point, because a large trade deficit generally goes hand-in-hand with a smaller manufacturing sector. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....When Mohammed Choudhury was studying for A-levels, one of his teachers mentioned apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Now the 19-year old is learning computer coding and fixing software bugs for the Gloucestershire precision manufacturing firm Renishaw. ...
Eurozone unemployment rate drops to near eight-year low image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:51:42 AM
....Separate survey data suggested strong growth among eurozone manufacturers. IHS Markit's final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the eurozone rose to 56. ...
WS Atkins receives potential £2bn takeover offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:00:52 AM
....BP shares fell slightly despite announcing it had sold its Forties Pipeline System in the North Sea for $250m. Earlier, the Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to 54. ...
Chemicals giant Ineos leads industry lobbying to avoid green tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
....”. A spokesman for Ineos said the company “supports UK manufacturing and has consistently argued for a level playing field on its environmental legislation and competitive energy costs, to enable it to compete in world markets”. ...
Industrial heartland is in no fit state to pump up UK exports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
....As an economy, the West Midlands should be revving its engines quietly in readiness for Brexit. But the ONS figures show the region has fundamental weaknesses that few would expect, especially when it lays claim to have the UK’s second city at its heart, with hi-tech manufacturing to rival the German Ruhr. ...
Bogus boss scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:05:39 PM
....It was a fraudster who'd done his research and was skilled at psychological manipulation. The small manufacturing firm - that wishes to remain anonymous - ended up losing £150,000 to the fraudster in the mistaken belief that he was a legitimate supplier. ...
What businesses want from the talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:01:52 PM
....Ministers have also had to give "support and assurances" for Nissan's plant in Sunderland, intervene in Peugeot's takeover of Vauxhall, and face repeated questions from the industry about post-Brexit tariffs. Modern car production is built around just-in-time manufacturing (JIT), which keeps inventory at very low levels and brings in new parts at exactly the point when they are needed. ...
Trump is wrong to criticise Germany over trade – he should look closer to home image
.... Interest rates in Italy, Spain and Portugal fell by about five percentage points, and in Greece by roughly 20 percentage points. The cheap foreign credit brought about by the euro enabled these countries’ governments and construction sectors to raise wages faster than productivity increased, thereby pushing up prices and undermining the competitiveness of their manufacturing sectors. ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
....Brussels can also be a convenient excuse. An elderly industrial plant in one of the most expensive cities in the world is not an easy asset to run at half capacity, though Tate & Lyle likes to boast of its continued investment and 850 employees in what is one of the last large manufacturing sites in the capital. ...
Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:10:59 PM
....To get the go-ahead from the Commission, DuPont agreed to sell off parts of its global pesticide business, including its global research and development organisation. Dow's divestments include two manufacturing facilities for acid co-polymers in Spain and the United States. ...
Dyson 'enormously optimistic' about post-Brexit trade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 06:01:32 AM
.... . Critics, though, say that while he designs products in the UK, he manufactures them in the Far East and so his export arrangements may not be subject to the same Brexit uncertainty as for those manufacturing in the UK. ...
Aircraft orders increase tenfold in a year in boost for UK manufacturing image
....The industry delivered 100 aircraft to customers over the month, with a value of up to £2bn to the UK economy. This value is from research and development and the manufacturing that take place in the country. ...
UK manufacturers tell May no EU deal is 'simply unacceptable' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:01:00 AM
....May warned European leaders in January that she would be prepared to walk away if negotiations did not go favourably. But in a new report EEF said the manufacturing sector would be badly affected by losing access to the single market and the customs union and that not having a new trade deal would leave it particularly exposed on day one. ...
Women make up less than a quarter of UK boardrooms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:00:49 AM
....Companies with equal numbers of female and male directors, or with female-led boards, were rare at not quite 4%, not much higher than the 2% found in 2013. The six companies that were female-led included a co-operative, a pharmaceutical group, a manufacturing company, an electronics company, an engineering firm and an information technology service provider. ...
Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....Nonetheless, the regional analysis was supported by a separate exercise that looked at the impact on particular industrial sectors. “With tariffs imposed on British goods at the levels currently faced by non-EU states, industries at risk of being hit by the highest duties will be agriculture, forestries and fishing; mining and quarrying; and manufacturing,” it said. ...
Brexit talks will fail without compromise: José Manuel Barroso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:09 PM
....Estimates in the chemicals sector have shown that a tariff of between 4% and 6% tariff, which the EU imposes on non-member states, would increase direct trading costs by more than £50m for a single company. The EEF will say that if the UK walk away with no preferential access to the EU market in place, the manufacturing sector would bear much of the brunt of an immediate financial loss. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....3 million, in a decline led by people working in banking, the public sector and construction. A shortage of labour is starting to be felt across the economy, from construction, farming and manufacturing to care homes, hotels and restaurants. ...
Cadbury says chocolate could get smaller after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:56:19 PM
....Cadbury has said it may have to raise prices or shrink the size of its products after Brexit, but has committed to staying in the UK. Glenn Caton, who is in charge of Cadbury in Britain, told the Guardian the company would change and adapt to the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU and that the country would still be the “home of chocolate manufacturing”. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
....That picture chimed with a survey published this week suggesting UK households were the most downbeat about their finances since 2013. Closely watched polls of companies in the services and manufacturing sectors signalled that activity slowed last month as they grappled with higher costs. ...
Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs, says PwC image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 08:56:39 AM
....It added that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Jobs in manufacturing and retail were among the most at risk from the new technologies, the report said. ...
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
....25 million jobs were at high risk in wholesale and retailing – the sector that employs most people in the UK – and 1. 2 million were under threat in manufacturing, 1. ...
London Taxi Company's new Ansty Park plant opens in Coventry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:04:13 AM
....LTC Chairman Carl-Peter Forster said the company was "extremely proud of what we have achieved". The company, which now employs up to 1,500 people, has invested millions in the TX5 after manufacturing the black cab in the UK for 69 years. ...
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts image
.... What might be the potential if refugees were allowed to work alongside Jordanian nationals in the economic zone? This might offer a way to simultaneously benefit refugees, contribute to Jordan’s own national-development strategy, and incubate the post-conflict recovery in Syria. For a country such as Jordan, refugees arguably represent an opportunity for a transition to manufacturing. ...
Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:02:50 AM
....With Theresa May expected to invoke Article 50 next week, kickstarting the process for the UK to leave the EU, BBC News asks if businesses are changing their strategies to cope with Brexit. Handbag designer Claudia Fürst has moved her manufacturing operation to Italy to counter the impact of the weak British pound. ...
Handbag designer: 'I am moving manufacturing to Italy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:02:50 AM
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Trouble on the ranch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:57 AM
....Within President Trump's first month, there were regulatory rollbacks that Mr Robinson calls "very encouraging". But he says he hopes the beef industry is given an equal seat to manufacturing when it comes to renegotiating Nafta. ...
How many countries? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:18 AM
....Every year, around the time of the disaster it runs a #whomademyclothes campaign encouraging customers to push firms on this issue. Fashion Revolution co-founder and creative director Orsola de Castro says the mass production demands of the fashion industry and the tight timescales required to get products from the catwalks on to the shelves as quickly as possible means the manufacturing processes have become "very, very chaotic". ...
Hard Brexit 'could increase cost of making a car in UK by £2,400' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:34:46 PM
....However, in contrast, car manufacturers with no British operations at present could look to move some production to the country to avoid the costs of tariffs. Tim Lawrence, global head of manufacturing at PA Consulting, said there could be “upsides and downsides” for the UK if it leaves the single market and customs union. ...
Discovering holes in my Skoda Yeti… and in my £729 Mapfre warranty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
.... The letter sent to you by Mapfre, in which it sets out why it has turned down your claim, reveals that it refused to accept your local garage’s report into the failure because, in its words, its author does not hold “the relevant engineering qualifications”. It has told you that it will not entertain any claim that is due to wear and tear, or anything it deems to be a manufacturing defect. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... Yet since fees were introduced in 2013, the cost of doing this is prohibitive for many low-paid workers, denying them access to justice. There has been far too little proactive enforcement of minimum wage legislation in social care, retail, logistics and low-value manufacturing, where there are large numbers employed on rates below the minimum wage. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....This new economy should be a more productive one – after all, there is no need to automate if humans are able to produce the same level of output in the same time for the same cost. But as manufacturing workers around the world have discovered, greater productivity does not mean greater hours of work. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
.... The Derby site survived, but the debate over protecting high-value domestic jobs from foreign competition rumbles on, especially with Brexit on the way. Memories of the Bombardier furore are still fresh at the Department for Transport, it seems, because the latest ministerial incumbent appears determined to ensure that manufacturing work stays within these shores. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
Vote of confidence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:03 AM
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
....Toyota is to invest £240m in upgrading its UK factory that makes the Auris and Avensis models. The Japanese carmaker's investment in the Burnaston plant near Derby will allow production of vehicles using its new global manufacturing system. ...
Seaton Delaval Coty closure could mean 400 jobs axed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:56:07 PM
....Coty, which makes cosmetics and perfume, said it intends to shut its plant in Seaton Delaval. The US-based company said after a study of global manufacturing capacities it wanted to consolidate its fragrance operations into "fewer core centres". ...
Lush may invest abroad due to Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:21:06 PM
....British cosmetics firm Lush says future expansion might have to be outside the UK, due to risks over Brexit. The company recently opened a plant in Germany and says further expansion of manufacturing and buying operations might have to be abroad. ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
.... The negotiation of new trade agreements could take years, but the risk is that we will be paying more import duties across the business. “With Britain close to full employment and with a severe skills shortage we are concerned that restrictions on free movement of people will impact the availability of both the skilled and the unskilled restricting future growth in both our UK manufacturing and buying facilities. ...
Trump is set to win the battle on interest rates, but US economy will pay the price image
....Yet the jobs figures are a legacy of the Obama presidency and nothing to do with Trump. Neither is the good news from the manufacturing sector or pretty much any other economic indicator, except the stock market, which could be said to have benefited from a significant Trump bounce. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....Analysts Gartner estimate that by 2020 there will be 20 billion IoT-connected devices. In addition, 5G could be used to enable driverless cars to communicate with each other and other road users, as well as develop “smart manufacturing” – connecting all the various machines involved in a production chain – and the drone delivery networks that companies such as Amazon would like to develop. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... “For the future of those employees and for customers in the UK, a zero-tariff environment is really, really important,” Farley said. Britain’s car industry is dominated by continental (Volkswagen and BMW), American (Ford and GM) and Japanese (Nissan and Toyota) manufacturing groups whose main export market is the EU. ...
Road tax rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:07:22 PM
.... . "The introduction of a surcharge on premium cars also risks undermining growth in UK manufacturing and exports, which helps to support some 814,000 jobs in the UK. ...
US interest rate rise almost certain after bumper jobs growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:15:58 PM
....The closely watched Labor department data for February showed that the number of new jobs soared to 235,000, the best month for job growth since July last year, adding to pressure on the central bank to agree the first of three predicted rises this year. Officials meet on Wednesday in the wake of strong employment, manufacturing and consumer data that should persuade the Fed to add further to its December rate rise, which saw the cost of borrowing raised by 0. ...
Chocolate price hike if Brexit deal fails, warns Mars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:52:27 PM
....Companies in the automotive and the financial sector have been the focus since the vote, according to Ms Dawson. But with food and drink the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, accounting for 16% of turnover, she said she wanted a new focus, and called for EU leaders to look at the bigger picture when negotiating. ...

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