MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI.

Issues in Brief

The Implications of Argentina’s Debt Story
The uncertainty brought about by Argentina’s debt saga is preventing consumers and investors from spending. If the nation can handle its manageable debt issues and macroeconomic imbalances, sizable business opportunities may be possible after 2015.

 

Economic Update

Economic Roundtable: The Outlook Through 2015
In this video, six of our economists review the manufacturing outlook for key regions and explore what’s ahead for energy prospects in the United States. Cliff Waldman notes that “we are in a slow-growth world.”

Manufacturing Activity September 2014
While production declined by 0.4% in August, this is not troubling in that it largely reflects a 7.6% decline in motor vehicle and parts production — an adjustment to July’s surge in inventory rebuilding.

China’s Economic Growth in 2014
Yingying Xu, director of economic studies at the MAPI Foundation, explains the slowdown of China’s recent economic growth and provides a forecast for GDP and industrial production growth in 2014.

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