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.

Market Intelligence: Transportation

Raw Materials & Resources / 06.20.18

Pushing for oil production

The U.S. government has quietly asked Saudi Arabia and some other producers in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase oil production by about 1 million barrels a day, reports Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 05.30.18

Aviation talent war

Chinese airlines are buying foreign flying schools and poaching pilots, which is amplifying a talent shortage that has affected airlines in other regions, reports the Financial Times.

Great American Companies / 05.16.18

UPS explores a new delivery service

United Parcel Services (UPS), the world’s largest package deliverer, is in talks with at least one U.S. trucking firm to launch an in-home delivery service for large, heavy goods like couches and treadmills, according to Reuters.

Innovation & Transformation / 04.30.18

China’s “intelligent highway”

The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers, according to Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 03.29.18

Cleaner fuel – or fuel cleaner?

The Wall Street Journal reports the owners of 60,000 cargo ships are bracing for tighter emissions rules that are forcing them to make a multibillion-dollar choice: Start buying cleaner-burning fuel or invest in a device that treats the ship’s exhaust before letting it out.