A survey conducted by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) finds that manufacturers are heavily engaged in conflict minerals compliance activities, dedicating an average of nearly 10 employees per company to comply with the Securities and Exchange Commission regulatio
In many ways, business is a sport. Success requires an aggressive mentality—not just staying in the game but playing to win. The apparent lack of such a competitive attitude is one thing holding back the U.S. economic recovery.
Finance, Tax, International Tax, International Tax Rules & Regulations, International Tax Policy, Tax Policy, Tax Reform, U.S. Tax, Federal Tax Rules & Regulations, U.S. Tax Policy
The OECD, at the request of the G20, is working on an international tax reform project, one that could have widespread impact on multinational manufacturers and even U.S. corporate tax laws and related treaties. The impetus for the plan to eliminate base erosion and profit shifting arose from the perception that countries are losing revenue as a result of comprehensive tax planning. The project’s success will rely on international cooperation, particularly since it will be up to each participating country to modify its tax laws and treaties, an ambitious goal given the 24-month time frame.
Chinese export growth of manufactures, which went from a very high 19 percent in the first quarter of 2013 before decelerating to 3 percent in the second quarter, raises a number of intriguing questions.
The Federal Reserve reports that industrial production was flat in July; manufacturing production fell 0.1 percent and utility production dropped 2.1 percent, but strong 2.1 percent growth in the mining sector partly offset
Chinese export growth of manufactures, which went from a very high 19 percent in the first quarter of 2013 before decelerating to 3 percent in the second quarter, raises a number of intriguing questions, according to an analysis from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAP
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Government Policy, Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Risk & Compliance, Legal, Labor & Employment Practices
Are the off-duty sexual activities of your employees part of your enterprise risk analysis? If not, they probably should be. Sex is a big business and its illicit progeny—sex slavery and human trafficking—are rapidly growing as well. One strategy to stop these atrocities is to dry up the customer base, which governments are attempting to accomplish by holding companies legally and financially accountable for employees' sexual activities.