EU releases proposal on new WTO rules for electronic commerce

The EU has made public on May 3, 2019, its text proposal on future rules and obligations on e-commerce as part of WTO negotiations on e-commerce endorsed by Ministers in the margins of the Davos World Economic Forum in January 2019. The release of the text proposal is part of the EU’s commitment to transparency … More EU releases proposal on new WTO rules for electronic commerce

Tailor-made plastics protect the heart of electric cars

Trends such as climate and resource protection, but also increasing mobility, are spurring the development of alternative drive technologies, including electromobility. The core element of future mobility concepts is a powerful lithium-ion battery. It will be part of the powertrain but should also enable new forms of connectivity and autonomous driving. Covestro has many years … More Tailor-made plastics protect the heart of electric cars

Trump issues Tariff Threat and China considers Pulling Out of Talks

President’s warning to China takes Beijing by surprise By guest authors Bob Davis and Rebecca Ballhaus in Washington and Lingling Wei in Beijing, all from Wall Street Journal President Trump threatened to drastically ramp up U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, a surprise twist that put an accord in doubt as Beijing considered pulling out of … More Trump issues Tariff Threat and China considers Pulling Out of Talks

Continued stagnation of German clothing and textiles

2019 started without distinct positive signals. Also in February total turnovers and occupation was lower, however clothing showed a slight plus, but on lower forecasts. Also special retailers were presenting growth, but after a series of months of backlashes. The ifo-Index continues to sink, not only for the manufacturing industry, but also for clothing. The … More Continued stagnation of German clothing and textiles

Spinning a Yarn

By guest author Janet Groeber In 2012 Matt Scanlan was working as an analyst at a private equity firm and wanted something different. He made a break for Mongolia, where he met nomadic goat herders who produce cashmere — and inspired the launch of Naadam, a maker and seller of cashmere fashions. Scanlan teamed up … More Spinning a Yarn