Turkey launches WTO safeguard investigation on yarn of nylon or other polyamides

On January 3, 2019, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated December 30, 2018 a safeguard investigation on yarn of nylon or other polyamides. In the notification, Turkey indicated, among other things, as follows: “The interested parties can download the investigation questionnaires from the investigation page https://ticaret.gov.tr/ithalat/ticaret-politikasi-savunma-araclari/korunma-onlemleri/sorusturmalar The interested parties are required … More Turkey launches WTO safeguard investigation on yarn of nylon or other polyamides

December US Jobs report highlights U.S. Economy’s Strength amid Market Tumult

By guest author Natalie Kitroeff from New York Times The Labour Department released its official hiring and unemployment figures for December on Friday morning, offering the latest picture of the American economy. ■ 312,000 jobs were added last month. Wall Street analysts had anticipated an increase of about 180,000. It was the biggest monthly gain … More December US Jobs report highlights U.S. Economy’s Strength amid Market Tumult

Flash estimate – December 2018 Euro Area annual inflation down to 1.6 %

Euro Area annual inflation is expected to be 1.6 % in December 2018, down from 1.9 % in November 2018, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, energy is expected to have the highest annual rate in December (5.5 … More Flash estimate – December 2018 Euro Area annual inflation down to 1.6 %

The world’s first double-curved textile reinforced concrete facade

The world’s first double-curved textile reinforced concrete façade – novel drapable textile structure also sets innovation impulses for other industries Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) elements have so far only been used as flat panels, flat sandwich structures or simply curved building structures. As part of the research project “CurveTex – Development of a drapable textile … More The world’s first double-curved textile reinforced concrete facade