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High-street shops facing huge jump in business taxes next April

by SIMON NEVILLE on

The British Retail Consortium has led the charge for an overhaul on business rates... Read full article

Why a big slump in South Korea’s exports matters

by The Economist on

NEW trade figures from South Korea on September 1st surprised even the gloomiest of economic forecasters. The country’s exports shrank by the largest annual amount in six years, down 14.7% last month from a year earlier to under $40 billion, accordin... Read full article

Alcoa Announces $1B Fastener Deal With Airbus

by The Associated Press on

Metals maker Alcoa, which said last week it will split itself into two companies, on Monday announced a $1 billion contract with aircraft maker Airbus.... Read full article

Neiman Marcus laid off 500 employees, or 3 percent of its workforce

by Maria Halkias on

Neiman Marcus laid off 500 employees today which represents about 3 percent of its workforce of 16,000 people. That includes about 157 people in Dallas where the luxury retailer is headquartered and employs about 4,800 people.... Read full article

Meet the women changing how and where U.S. companies manufacture goods

by Kelly Stickel on

In July, a group of brands based out of Nashville got together to facilitate a conversation around the reshoring of American manufacturing.... Read full article

China Makes 4th Recent Cut In Interest Rate To Boost Economy

by The World Post (Image from AP) on

BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small and rural businesses, as Beijing tries to shore up the country's sluggish econom... Read full article

Congress plans no votes on Export-Import Bank as authorization set to run out

by Jim Spencer Star Tribune (Photo: Phoenix Solutions Co.) on

No vote has been scheduled to save the 80-year-old bank, which supporters say helps businesses large and small sell abroad.... Read full article

US manufacturing: What does the future hold?

by Jack Garland & Kim Gittleson on

Will the future of manufacturing involve increasingly sophisticated robotics and virtual reality machines?... Read full article

Ford Caps Giant China Manufacturing Initiative

by Bill Visnic on

Ford Motor (F) pushes the start button today on an all-new engine plant in China’s Jiangxi province, finishing off an wide-ranging manufacturing expansion the company said was its most ambitious in the last half-century.... Read full article

Made in China 2025: How Beijing is revamping its manufacturing sector

by Li Hui on

A look at why the Chinese government is giving manufacturing a makeover and the sectors that will be affected... Read full article

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