Mexico’s factory growth, led by a strong showing in the motor vehicles sector, is a bright light for Latin America manufacturing otherwise hamstrung by ailing industrial performances in Brazil and Argentina, according to a report from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacture
Both Europe and the United States have seen their manufacturing sectors shrink over the past several decades. Industrial policies promptly followed in order to reverse the trend. A compact analysis—soon to be published on this site—sheds light on these efforts. Here are a few takeaways.
Current economic conditions continue to provide relatively smooth sailing for the manufacturing sector though marginal softening may be on the horizon, according to the quarterly MAPI Business Outlook, a survey conducted by the
A persistently mixed economic outlook awaits the broad Asian economy through the remainder of this year and 2015, according to a report from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).
The era of constrained labor supply is just beginning, and the decreasing share of populations that are in the working age cohort will keep human capital a front-burner issue for goods producers for decades, according to a new Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) report.
Europe hits the news headlines with increasing frequency these days. In addition to the faltering economy, domestic politics supply ample doses of uncertainty, testy intra-EU relations, and mounting social tensions. For businesses exposed to the European political and economic cycles, five potential risks stand out for 2014: deflation, a gas war, a third recession, a breakdown in trade negotiations, and political gridlock.
Julia Edmonds, an economic research analyst for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), is one of 12 individuals traveling to Japan as part of the KAKEHASHI Project—The Bridge for Tomorrow.