Industry Market Trends

Next Up for China: E-Commerce

December 3, 2013

China has for some time been a land of outsized opportunities. Its next big thing is e-commerce, which Beijing is aggressively promoting to revitalize a lagging economy. Read More

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What's Behind the Well-Known Purchasing Managers Indexes

December 3, 2013

Every month, a deluge of data on manufacturing and production is released, which businesses rely on to make important decisions. However, the data from a variety of sources do not always paint the same picture, even when they are supposedly tracking the same metrics.  Read More

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Auto and Industrial Emission Control Driving the Global Nanocatalysts Market

December 3, 2013

ID-10068567Ninety percent of all chemical products produced involve the use of catalysts at one stage or another, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA). The combination of nanotechnology in catalysts has led to the emergence of nanocatalysts, which boast significant economic advantages over traditional catalysts. As environmental regulations continue to impact automotive and other industrial sectors, demand for nanocatalysts is expected to soar. A wide variety of chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical products require the use of catalysts in production, the report notes. Nanocatalysts, with their extremely small size and a higher surface area, demonstrate superior catalytic activity. Further, nanocatalysts also increase the speed and efficiency of catalysis, which makes the processes relatively inexpensive and economically feasible. In addition, by helping accelerate chemical processes, nanocatalysts help lower the use of energy required for the process, further reducing the carbon footprint of many manufacturing technologies.  Read More

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American Turnaround

December 3, 2013

In American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA, Ed Whitacre reveals how he was able to bring both businesses back from the brink, and what other leaders can learn from the ordeal.  Read More