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  • 美国服务业9月份增长强劲,达12年来最好水平

    美洲, 2017/10/17 根据美国供应管理协会(ISM)当天发布的数据,美国9月份的服务业指数从上月的55.3大幅增至59.8,月度增幅为近12年来最好水准。服务业企业新增订单和商业活动有明显增加,就业有轻微改良,相关行业中的零售、房地产、医疗保健和社会救助、住宿和饮食服务等都实现增长,但采矿业和娱乐业出现下滑。 这一指数大幅增长意味着更好的经济增长潜力还有提供更多的就业岗位和薪酬,同时也指出出此前的飓风灾害并未影响美国经济稳定但迟缓的复苏。如果遵守9月份服务业指数进行换算,相当于当月的年化经济增长率可达4.2%,几乎是此前经济复苏阶段平均增幅的两倍。
  • Tesla Fires Underperforming Workers After Annual Evaluations

    UNITED STATES, 2017/10/16 Tesla Inc. has fired an undetermined number of employees following a series of performance evaluations next the company significantly boosted its workforce with the purchase of solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. The departures are part of an annual review, the Palo Alto, California-based company said in an email, without providing a number of people affected. The maker of the Model S this week dismissed between 400 and 700 employees, inclunding engineers, managers and factory workers, the San Jose Mercury News reported on Oct. 13, citing unidentified current and former workers.
  • Hyundai reveals next generation green vehicle

    SOUTH KOREA, 2017/10/15 Hyundai Motor Group unveiled its next generation fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on Aug. 17 at a clean energy concept home built on the banks of Seoul's Hangang River. This new electric vehicle technology uses compressed hydrogen and a fuel cell to produce electricity that powers an onboard motor. Most of these vehicles are classified as zero emission cars that only emit water and heat. As such, they are seen as the next generation of environmentally friendly vehicles.
  • 南非金属工人协会呼吁将古普塔家族企业国有化

    南非, 2017/10/15
  • Novelis Sustainability Report Shows Firm is Well Ahead of Targets

    UNITED STATES, 2017/10/06 Aluminium rolled and recycling firm Novelis, Inc. released its 2017 Sustainability Statement yesterday. The firm boasted the succcess of several sustainability targets up to two years ahead of schedule. According to the statement, Novelis increased the use of high-recycled metal content inputs by 55 % and reduced water usage to 2.7 cubic meters per metric ton of aluminium produced, both of which were targeted for completion by the year 2020. Novelis credits the accomplishment to a financially-stout year inclunding the implementation of increased operational efficiency and technical innovation across the company’s two dozen plants worldwide.
  • Global Chemicals Production Continues On Solid Pace

    UNITED STATES, 2017/10/06 The American Chemistry Council’s World Chemical Production Regional Index (World CPRI) shows that increase in world chemistry during August continued on a solid pace but was weighed down by effects of Hurricane Harvey. World chemicals production rose 0.4 % in August, easing from a 0.5 % gain in July, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. During August, production increased in Western Europe, Africa & the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region but was soft elsewhere. The World CPRI was up 3.1 % year-over-time(Y/Y) on a 3MMA basis and stood at 111.5 % of its average 2012 levels in August.
  • Michigan Aluminium Firm Invests US$10.5 Million In New 2,000T Extrusion Press

    UNITED STATES, 2017/10/06 Michigan aluminium firm Superior Extrusion, Inc. announced before this week that it will be installing a third aluminium extrusion press at its plant in the Upper Peninsula. Superior’s CEO Brad Couture told local media on Monday that a new 75,000ft2 expansion of the plant’s existing building will hold the third press. The firm currently boasts a 1,650-short-ton 7” Farrel press and a 2,500-short-ton Youngstown press. All in, the project is expected to require an investment of US$10.5 million and is expected to be complete by November 2018.
  • Hurricane recovery boosts U.S. September new auto sales

    UNITED STATES, 2017/10/04 Major automakers on Tuesday posted higher U.S. new vehicle sales in September as consumers in hurricane-hit parts of the country replaced flood-damaged cars, extending a rally in their shares that began when Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August. Analysts and industry consultants had predicted hurricanes Harvey and Irma would provide automakers with their first monthly gains in 2017. Sales had been weak after a strong run since 2010 that culminated in record sales of 17.55 million units in 2016. But others warned high inventory levels and record consumer discounts remained a concern moving forward.
  • Smartphones made in India? Manufacturing ambition hits hurdles

    INDIA, 2017/10/03 India's ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labor and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed a manufacturing drive, under the slogan 'Make in India', to boost the sluggish economy and create millions of jobs. Part the headline-grabbing details was a plan to from presently on make Apple (APPL.O) iPhones in India. Three years on, as executives and bureaucrats crowded into a Delhi convention center for an inaugural mobile congress last week, India has managed only to assemble phones from imported components.
  • Analysts Say China-Backed Aluminium Recovery May Soon Slow

    CHINA, 2017/09/29 A study released this week by a China-based private analyst predicts that the recovery in the aluminium market fostered by Beijing’s attempts at supply-side reform may any minute at this time wane. The China Beige Book, which is a quarterly survey of over three thousand Chinese businesses and 160 banks in almost three dozen different industries, reports that commodities firms in the Middle Kingdom are greeting the Chinese government’s campaign to clamp down on rampant overcapacity with a healthy dose of skepticism. The study notes that, despite numbers released by Beijing, in general capacity in the aluminium market has experienced a net rise for the last six consecutive quarters.