New Cold War China Critical Minerals

New Cold War : China’s Dominance in Critical Minerals Soars

As the new cold war dawns, China’s international influence is on the rise, driven by its economy and it growing control over critical minerals that play a pivotal role in various products, which hold the key to shaping the future. Companies involved at every stage of the supply chain, spanning from mining to the production…

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North American Transborder Freight - US Canada , US Mexico Freight

North American Transborder Freight Plunges 2.3% – Troubling Economic Sign?

In May 2023, transborder freight between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, experienced a notable dip across various transportation modes. A comprehensive report released by the Department of Transportation highlights key insights, revealing how total transborder freight valued at $136.2 billion moved across borders through different transportation channels. The movement…

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US Real Estate

Further Escalation of Distress in the US Real Estate Sector

The amount of distress in the U.S. Commercial Real Estate increased to USD 71.8 billion during the middle of the year, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. Distress refers to financially troubled assets and properties taken back by lenders. In the last quarter, distress exceeded property owner and lender workouts by approximately USD 8…

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Tech Layoffs

Massive layoffs are coming

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) data is indicating massive layoffs The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988 requires most companies with 100 or more employees to provide a 60-day advance notification of mass layoffs to employees. Data is collected from 23 states and aggregated into a national time series. This provides…

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