Market Intelligence

Market Intelligence gives you a quick look at news and trends around the world that reflect four broad themes influencing today’s global marketplace. We call these themes The Infinite Loop.

Innovation & Transformation / 02.15.19

Hyundai unveils walking car design

Raw Materials & Resources / 01.31.19

U.S. cheese surplus sets record

The average American consumed nearly 37 pounds of cheese in 2017, but it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the country’s 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus, reports NPR.

Raw Materials & Resources / 01.31.19

Benefitting from scrap

Companies in the U.S. that turn junked cars and beer cans into fresh aluminum are seeing a business boom thanks to the trade fight between the U.S. and China, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Raw Materials & Resources / 01.02.19

Clean energy to GM

CNBC reports that Enel, an Italian manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, has started operations at the 185-megawatt HillTopper wind farm in Illinois via its U.S. renewable business Enel Green Power North America.

Raw Materials & Resources / 12.19.18

Mutton on the menu

Prices of mutton and other sheep meat are hovering near record highs as more people around the world gain a taste for the strong-flavored red meat, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Global Rebalancing / 12.11.18

Churning out chips

For more than 30 years, Intel Corp. has dominated chip making, producing the most important component in the bulk of the world’s computers. However, according to Bloomberg¸ that run is now under threat from a company many Americans have never heard of.

Global Rebalancing / 11.20.18

India’s smartphone boom

Lava, a small player in India’s booming mobile economy, is nowhere near Apple in name recognition, but it is a bright spot in India’s effort to become a global hub for electronics manufacturing, reports Reuters.

Raw Materials & Resources / 11.14.18

Georgia’s pecan harvest hurt by Hurricane Michael

In southern Georgia’s Dooly County, about 175 miles inland from where Hurricane Michael made landfall, cotton farmers and pecan growers were met with violent winds just weeks away from harvesting, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Innovation & Transformation / 11.12.18

Automated vehicles: humans optional

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced new federal voluntary guidance on the development and use of automated vehicles – with the goal of “removing unnecessary barriers” to innovation, reports NPR.

Raw Materials & Resources / 10.04.18

Reconsidering rare earths

The U.S. appears to have shelved its plan to levy tariffs on a critical collection of minerals used in everything from hybrid vehicles to electronic gadgets and military hardware, reports Bloomberg.

Innovation & Transformation / 09.27.18

Managing waste of food

As organizations grapple to find solutions to the twin problems of resource shortages and food waste, technology used by NASA could provide a timely solution, reports CNBC.

Innovation & Transformation / 09.20.18

Mercedes unveils its first battery-powered model

Global Rebalancing / 09.12.18

A European railway revolution?

The European Union has ordered countries to open all commercial train services to competition by 2020, reports Bloomberg.

Great American Companies / 09.05.18

New standards for medical info access proposed

In August, several U.S. technology giants, including Amazon, Google-parent Alphabet and Microsoft, announced a new proposal to establish common standards for exchanging health information electronically among doctors, especially those working in different hospitals, reports CNBC.