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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief   America’s Disturbing Loss of Economic Freedom Economists have long theorized that economic freedom has a strong positive effect on economic growth. Nobel Prize–winning economists Gary Becker and Milton Friedman quantified how to measure economic...

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NFPA recently released the results of the August 2015 State of the Fluid Power Industry Surveys (SOFP), electronic opinion-based surveys that are conducted amongst our manufacturer and distributor members every month. Manufacturer Results - SOFPM Fluid power manufacturers foresee a down fourth quarter closing out a negative 2015, but have differing opinions as to what...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief U.S. Trade Deficit, August 2015 The U.S. trade deficit in manufactures soared by 30% in the first quarter, inflated by weather and a West Coast dock strike, and then adjusted to a lower 15% increase...

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NFPA’s July 2015 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, shows a continual decline in year-to-date percent change analysis of overall fluid power shipments since February 2015.  Declines contrast what many economists forecasted as a period of growth not much more...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief 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...

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NFPA’s 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) exemplified the importance of economics, industry, technology and networking with an excellent line-up of speakers and another record-breaking attendance of 322 individuals. Members and non-members alike received valuable insights into the future for the fluid power supply chain. Their feedback identified the diverse speaker and topic content, exposure to...

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

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief A Transatlantic Economic Decoupling Beckons Regardless of how Greece resolves its payment crisis in the next few weeks, there are bound to be knock-on effects on financial markets, primarily in Europe. A last-minute infusion of...

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief How Important Is an EU Capital Markets Union to MAPI Companies? The Great Recession caused significant damage to the developed economies on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet whereas the American economy rebounded early if...

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