MAPI — Manufacturers Alliance News and Reports — July Manufacturing Update and More

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

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Issues in the Brief

What’s Wrong With the U.S. Economy?
Obstacles to free trade, weak business confidence, a high corporate tax rate and our worldwide tax reporting system all pose problems for manufacturers. A few policy fixes in these areas could help reverse the moribund trend in capital investment and possibly introduce a new era of higher growth rates.

Six Facts to Know About Millennials
One of the hottest topics in the business world today is how to manage the new generation of workers. Generally speaking, millennials are a highly confident group, yet at the same time they are the most stressed out generation. Here are six facts that may surprise you.

3 Insights From the M&A Elite
The M&A market is overvalued, but that hasn’t tempered the pressure for companies to complete deals. But all is not lost. MAPI and RBC Capital Markets learned that the best acquirers succeed by focusing on technology deals, understanding uncontrollable risks and following different protocols during deal pursuit.

BEPS CbC: Getting Ready for the New SOX?
A few years ago, the OECD embarked on a multiyear effort to create an international tax framework that closes perceived gaps in international tax rules. This includes combating base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) to ensure companies pay their “fair share” of taxes. Many of the BEPS Project’s action items are expected to be finalized later this year.

 

Economic Update

Latin America Manufacturing Outlook July 2015
This biannual report examines the latest trends in selected manufacturing industries in Latin America and provides related forecasts. The focus is on Latin America’s three largest economies—Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, as these countries account for more than 80% of the region’s manufacturing output.

Global Outlook: The Elusive Search for Equilibrium
Six years past the bottom of the Great Recession, it feels to many as if the aura of crisis still haunts the global economic landscape.

July Manufacturing Update
Manufacturing output was flat in June, as it was throughout most of the first half of 2015. Given challenges arising from the strong dollar, a severe winter, the dockworkers’ slowdown and global economic uncertainty, it is surprising that performance has not been worse.

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