The collapse of the oil price in 2014 highlighted the need for Nigeria to dilute its exposure on the commodity.
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Buttons are just one part of a steady hollowing out of the UK’s manufacturing supply chain since the 1970s.
Food is not waste until it's wasted.
Prototype vehicle built with 3D printing – but is it green?
Is 3D printing better for the environment than conventional manufacturing? The jury is still out.
Is this the future of U.S. manufacturing?
President Trump's global trade wars may indeed drive manufacturing back to the U.S. – just not in the way he predicted.
Architect Frank Gehry’s computer-designed, hand made staircase at University of Technology Sydney.
The art and design industry in Australia is demanding 'mass customisation' of works of art. Robots may be the answer – and they're creating jobs already.
U.S. President Donald Trump, seen here in a February 2018 photo, has a beef with trade deficits. Yet running trade deficits with Asian countries has long spurred American spending and consumption.
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Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Talk of the post-industrial society is mostly hype without evidence.
Foundries in South Africa are the hardest hit by rising electricity costs.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
Unfortunately for the RBA, the health of the economy is not measured on the Geologic Time Scale.
The Reserve Bank is clinging to sunny GDP forecasts, but stubbornly low inflation and low wage growth mean even these look weak.
China’s Xi and Trump look on as U.S. and Chinese business leaders sign trade deals.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
A finished steel coil is marked with its information by a worker at a mill in Farrell, Pennsylvania.
President Trump's new tariffs suggest he doesn't understand why American steel and aluminum have been hurt in the first place.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
US President Donald Trump in 2017 and George W. Bush in 2008.
On March 1, Donald Trump imposed a series of steel and aluminum tariffs. To understand their potential impact, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted similar measures in 2002.
A call to better track manufacturing, shipping and distribution.
Flaws in manufacturing processes can cause chip flaws like Spectre and Meltdown – and blockchain technology may offer a solution.
Why we're developing a soft robot inspired by an elephant's trunk.
Reshore, offshore or multishore?
After being a model for offshoring, the fashion industry is becoming a model for “omni-shoring”, rather than reshoring to ensure its innovative capacity.
Worries about the loss of low-skilled labour risk obscuring a genuine flaw in the UK economy at the upper end of the scale.
Aerial view of San Jose, California, 2016.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.