Mergers: EU Commission clears creation of a joint venture by HOYA and BOE Vision

    The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by HOYA Corporation (‘HOYA’) of Japan and Beijing BOE Vision Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (‘BOE Vision’) of the People’s Republic of China. The joint venture will be active in the production and sale of photomasks for use … More Mergers: EU Commission clears creation of a joint venture by HOYA and BOE Vision

Agriculture: Strong increase in EU agri-food trade reported in beginning of 2022

  The latest EU agri-food trade figures published May 3, 2022, show that the total value of EU agri-food trade reached a value of EUR 28.3 billion in January 2022, a 25 % increase compared to the same period last year. Exports reached EUR 15.8 billion, while imports were valued at EUR 12.5 billion, representing … More Agriculture: Strong increase in EU agri-food trade reported in beginning of 2022

Swiss Federal Council appoints Helene Budliger Artieda as new SECO State Secretary

On 4 May, 2022,  the Swiss Federal Council announced the appointment of Helene Budliger Artieda as the new State Secretary for Economic Affairs. She will take up her position on 1 August, succeeding Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, who is stepping down at the end of July after around eleven years in the post. Helene Budliger Artieda currently … More Swiss Federal Council appoints Helene Budliger Artieda as new SECO State Secretary

Swiss Federal Council appoints Helene Budliger Artieda as SECO State Secretary

On 4 May, 2022,  the Swiss Federal Council announced the appointment of Helene Budliger Artieda as the new State Secretary for Economic Affairs. She will take up her position on 1 August, succeeding Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, who is stepping down at the end of July after around eleven years in the post. Helene Budliger Artieda currently … More Swiss Federal Council appoints Helene Budliger Artieda as SECO State Secretary

BASF receives ISO-17025 certification for thermocouple lab at Fremont, California site

Enables highest certification for customers in many industries, including Automotive, Semiconductor and Pharmaceuticals BASF Calibration lab in Fremont, CA is certified for thermocouple calibration between 0 and 1500 °C For more than 60 years, BASF has been a pioneer serving customers in the Temperature Sensing industry BASF has received ISO-17025 certification for thermocouple production at … More BASF receives ISO-17025 certification for thermocouple lab at Fremont, California site

Manufacturers Could Soon Face Demand Woes on Top of Supply-Chain Snarls

A shift in spending away from goods could hit companies already struggling to secure supplies. By guest author Justin Lahart from the Wall Street Journal Supply-chain problems are a bear, but they are better than the alternative of waning demand. The worry for some manufacturers has to be that the latter might become a live … More Manufacturers Could Soon Face Demand Woes on Top of Supply-Chain Snarls