The results of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook—December 2010 (ER-713), a quarterly survey, suggest continued expansion of U.S. manufacturing sector activity, although the pace of expansion may be slowing. The survey’s composite index is a leading indicator for the manufacturing…Continue
Posted by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI on January 13, 2011 at 10:18am
[note: this article is republished with permission from econintersect.com]
This has been an interesting week with jobs data all over the place. The underlying REAL driver of the economy is jobs. But more importantly, a society which is unable to provide enough jobs will end up with social unrest or social trends which undermine the economy.
It can only be hoped that…Continue
Posted by Steven Hansen on January 8, 2011 at 1:57pm
Posted by Hank H. Cox on January 7, 2011 at 8:55am
Economic Outlook for 2011
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters… Continue
Posted by Jeff Brownlee on January 3, 2011 at 1:42pm
In Personal Transfer Payments and GDP, my colleague John Lounsbury points out that USA government's Great Recession spending caused an increase above trendline in the social safety net (such as employment compensation and food stamps). John points out that the cost to taxpayers was nearly the same as the increase in GDP - and…Continue
Posted by Steven Hansen on January 1, 2011 at 11:30am
[note: republished with permission of Econintersect.com]
Econintersect has focused on the stimulus part of the tax law in Tax Law Stimulus - tax revenues of approximately $554 billion will have been foregone and GDP growth will…Continue
Posted by Steven Hansen on December 25, 2010 at 8:00am
Strong economic growth in late 2009 and early 2010, helped by the effects of fiscal stimulus and resurgent commodity prices, allowed Canada to lead all G7 nations in gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the initial stages of recovery from the global financial crisis. However, the effects of additional…Continue
Posted by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI on December 23, 2010 at 9:46am
The European Commission (EC) is trying to raise the profile of the sector and in an effort to attract a younger audience (ie tomorrow's engineers), they have used a style and language aimed at that precise target audience.
The EC have been criticised by some for being to trendy, I like it and I would like to hear your opinions…Continue
Posted by Orgalime on December 22, 2010 at 7:58am
Fast Food chains in the U.S. have been using geo-locating technologies to attract customers via smartphone. Applications such as menupriceguru.com encourage prospective customers to check out the Taco Bell menu prices, as well as to find their nearest fast food restaurant with an application similar to Google maps. To find their nearest restarant, the user simply enters the query 'Mexican food near me' or even 'food near me' to be taken to a maps with the relevant details.
The application also gives menu information, such as KFC menu prices and info on opening hours, nutrition…Continue
Posted by Maurice on December 29, 2010 at 7:18am
[this article is published with permission from Econintersect.com]
The Euro countries are sitting like clay pigeons while the Great Currency War unfolds. This is a war to position each country’s currency value as low as possible against each other for competitive advantage.
China currently seems to be winning the battles by taking advantage of the…Continue
Posted by Steven Hansen on December 18, 2010 at 2:58pm