EU unveils plan to secure rare earth materials, cut dependency
Need around 60 times more lithium and 15 times more cobalt for electric vehicle batteries and energy storage by 2050.
Manufacturers scramble to find raw materials for PPE
Supply of filters in N95 masks to the polypropylene used in isolation gowns in short supply.
Empty grocery shelves don’t mean we’re out of food
Currently seeing demand-based shortages, not supply-based shortages.
Design & Manufacturing Canada
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EU takes action against China at WTO over raw materials
Claims China imposes duties and quotas on 11 materials it exports to Europe.
Canada one of the top five countries most exposed to Chinese slowdown
Reliance on commodity exports makes Canada vulnerable as Chinese demand for oil, metals and other raw materials falls.
Canadian business optimistic about US economy after vote: BMO
Performance of the US economy drops to 6th on list of biggest challenges for Canadian business, from #1 last year.
China cuts taxes to spur economic reform
Will reduce import duties on energy, raw materials and tax on business activities.