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March,  2017


Autos: US Sales Solid in February; Demand Drivers Firmly in Place
US SAAR reached 17.5-17.6 million in February, versus analyst expectations of 17.5 million units. Importantly, core demand drivers (employment, income, confidence) support sales at current levels with potential upside if Trump policies stimulate high (...)
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WardsAuto: VW Reveals New Product, Sales Strategies for U.S.
Volkswagen, the German automaker known mostly in the U.S. as a small-car company that sold diesels, is going to transform itself into a family-friendly SUV-oriented brand, VW’s top U.S. official tells reporters here.Hinrich Woebcken, CE (...)
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NAFTA unlikely to hurt Mexico car production, says Renault-Nissan CEO
Renault-Nissan has no plans to move production out of Mexico despite speculation that the anticipated revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could slap tariffs on trade between the U.S. and Mexico.The carmaker's chair (...)
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The Top Six Takeaways from Auto-ISAC's and NHTSA’s Cybersecurity Best Practices
As cars continue to rely more and more on systems that closely resemble those that run mobile phones and personal computers, it’s no surprise that the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers of car parts need to make major adjustments (...)
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Automotive industry insights from the suppliers’ perspective
OESA KPMG 2016.5 AutoPulse Survey.To download 23-page report, please click here.Source: (...)
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NAFTA 2.0: Keeping Calm and Driving on for Canadian Auto Industry
During the inaugural bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Trudeau and President Trump February 13, the U.S. President said his intention is to tweak” NAFTA, as far as Canada is concerned.We’ll be tweaking it. We’ll be doing cert (...)
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Ontario Promotes Auto Parts Competitiveness
Last week, at the Canadian International Auto Show, the Government of Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) announced 20 new technology innovation projects that will advance Ontario (...)
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How Manufacturers Can Get Faster, More Flexible, and Cheaper
Meeting customers’ expectations for personalization and customization requires flexibility. And such flexibility can provide a distinct competitive advantage — as long as costs aren’t spiraling out of control. In a study of nearly 250 manufactu (...)
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Are You and Your Supply Chain Ready for Import Tariffs?
Are you and your supply chain ready for all the ramifications of this new world?Trade between the U.S. and other countries will likely become more complex, in part because of growing sentiments that import tariffs will rise significantly. (...)
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State of the American Workplace
Understand everything that matters most about the changes in the modern workforce. Gallup's in-depth analytics help leaders optimize their attraction, retention, engagement and performance strategies during a time of extraordinary change. (...)
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Real Estate Solutions Needed for Tech-Driven Auto Industry
On the verge of an automotive revolution, the CRE industry is working to meet the evolving needs of OEMs and parts suppliers in the middle of a short supply real estate market.The automotive industry, familiar with disruption, has entered (...)
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3 Ways a New Customs Agreement Makes it Easier to Meet Global Demand
The new TFA is changing the way goods cross borders and move around the world.The newly minted Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is a game-changer for the way goods cross borders and move around the world.At UPS, the seamless (...)
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Your Guide to Claiming the R&D Tax Credit
Thanks to the credit’s now-permanent status, companies can factor a federal income tax reduction into their financial planning.The federal R&D tax credit was made permanent by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, effective f (...)
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What CFOs Need to Know About Corporate Tax Planning
There are a lot of ongoing issues regarding tax policy that today’s finance chiefs are juggling. Here are five articles to keep on top of trends.Planning for Tax Policy TurmoilStrategies for navigating a potential sea chang (...)
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Employers Invest Heavily When Hiring Foreign Talent
U.S. employers that hire workers from abroad can spend more than three times what they do for domestic hires, while it can take six times longer to bring a foreign worker on board than a native worker, new research shows.U.S. employers se (...)
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Commentary: What now? U.S. trade without TPP
Taneli Ruda, head of ONESOURCE Global Trade, has analyzed whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership is likely to move forward without the United States, and what approach the Trump administration will take on trade in general.Peru’s preside (...)
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U.S. Will Reclaim Global Supply Chain, Trump Trade Aide Says
The U.S. is seeking more reciprocal” trade with countries, such as China and Germany, in a bid to boost growth, reduce the trade deficit and keep American production capacity out of foreign hands, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said. (...)
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Supreme Court Reins in International Supplier Liability under U.S. Patent Law
On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous opinion in Life Technologies. Corp. v. Promega Corp. (Roberts, C.J., recused), holding that manufacturing and exporting a single component of a multi-component patent could not lead to i (...)
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International Location Report: Expectations for a Steady Canadian Economy in 2017
Expanded immigration will help Canada to fill its need for skilled workers as its high-tech industry sectors expand and its economy continues to grow.Most of Canada's economists agree that the country's economic performance will be better (...)
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Will US Workers Have Right Skills for Jobs of the Future?
President Donald Trump told the heads of more than 20 of the largest U.S. manufacturers Thursday that he planned to bring millions of factory jobs back to the United States.Trump said the United States had lost one-third of its manufactur (...)
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When America Was Most Innovative, and Why
The competitiveness of the U.S. economy depends on technological progress, but recent data suggests that innovation is getting harder and the pace of growth is slowing down. A major challenge in business and policy spheres is to understand the enviro (...)
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ISM: Strong Demand For U.S. Manufactured Goods Continues
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, and the overall economy grew for the 93rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.Manufacturing expande (...)
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Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone
The ‘‘skills gap’’ in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.The land of opportunity”—that is the promise of the United States. And one of the reasons the country has been able to deliver on that promise is tha (...)
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U.S. Pass-through Entities - Tax Reform Changes?
Most of the discussion around anticipated U.S. tax reform has focused on the possible impact to corporate America.While most of the large businesses in the United States operate as taxable corporations, there are almost four times as many (...)
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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements Strategy
With EU FTA Completed, A Pivot to Asia.Twelve countries originally participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietna (...)
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Canadian Tax Adviser
The latest tax news and analysis from KPMG's Canadian Tax practice.To see entire list for 2017, please click here.Sou (...)
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Canadian economy to grow by 2 per cent in 2017, RBC forecasts
The bank predicts growth in employment, energy and housing starts; provincial economic outlook is also positive, with Ontario leading the wayThe Canadian economy is on the rise, with GDP growth of 2 per cent expected in 2017 and 2.1 per c (...)
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U.S. Cutting Tool 2017 Consumption up 8.7% in January
January U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.05 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market (...)
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Manufacturing Technology Orders Dropped in January
U.S. manufacturing technology orders declined in January, dropping 40.7 percent compared to December and 11.4 percent compared to January 2016, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manuf (...)
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