Studies & Reports
Oct. 2, 2017 - An official survey released Saturday said that China’s factory activity expanded in September at the fastest pace in five years, as the country's vital manufacturing sector stepped up production to meet strong demand.
Oct. 2, 2017 - A quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday showed business sentiment rising to its strongest level in a decade, exceeding analysts’ expectations for the world’s third largest economy.
Sep. 29, 2017 - Canada’s eight-month march of monthly growth in the economy came to an end in July, according to Statistics Canada, a development that could head off more rate hikes this year.
Sep. 25, 2017 - EcoVadis, a platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index.
Sep. 21, 2017 - The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development raised its expectations for economic growth in Canada on Tuesday as the country is expected to top the G7.
Sep. 19, 2017 - Canadian factory sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday due in large part to a drop in the auto sector.
Sep. 18, 2017 - U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 per cent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries.
Sep. 18, 2017 - Factory activity in New York was strong this month after reaching a three-year high in August.
Sep. 1, 2017 - U.S. factories expanded at a brisk pace in August, a likely sign of strength for the U.S. economy as new orders, production and employment all improved.
Sep. 1, 2017 - The rate of expansion in the U.K. manufacturing sector accelerated again in August. This was highlighted by the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posting 56.9, up from 55.3 in July, to its second highest level in over three years.
Aug. 31, 2017 - An official survey shows Chinese manufacturing activity picked up pace in August, indicating a crucial component of the world’s second-biggest economy is holding firm.
Aug. 18, 2017 - Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.
Aug. 17, 2017 - A slump in the auto industry drove U.S. factory output down in July and has kept it flat for months.
Aug. 15, 2017 - Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee.”
Aug. 15, 2017 - Factory activity in New York surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.

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