The high cost of imports and borrowing, as well as market volatility mean manufacturers aren't in for an easy ride.
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Pulp and paper production is a major industry with a large environmental footprint. Recently, though, paper companies have worked to reduce pollution and promote sustainable forestry and recycling.
People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
There's good news from manufacturers around the world, and this should feed into economic growth.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
A border adjustment tax would raise government revenue and boost jobs in export-driven industries, which tend to concentrate in the embattled manufacturing sector.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
The takeover of GM's European brands has historic parallels – and implications for both Europe and the US.
Are you part of the 86 percent of Americans who do not live in rural America? Here's why Trump's choice to lead the USDA matters to you.
Why you should model your writing on 'lean' manufacturing.
Objects of almost any shape or geometry can be produced by 3D printing. The technology could seriously disrupt not just manufacturing but related national plans for economic development.
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
Making products in our new economic age is fast becoming a partnership with customers, not just a transaction.
The natural world favours resilience over efficiency – so why don't humans?
Trump wouldn't be the first occupant of the Oval Office to try to bend companies to his will to achieve an objective, be it economic or merely political. JFK tried it with U.S. Steel in 1962.
Latest Queensland raids suggest criminals are potentially adopting 3D printers at an industrial scale
A CSIRO report suggests Australian manufacturers need to better design custom products and hook into global supply chains to survive.
Trade incentives and more inclusive union leadership could improve working conditions in the garment industry – particularly for women.