CIRAS DIGEST: Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Friday. Today’s survey of industry news contains pockets of problems, plus a lot of broad economic speculation today.

Here’s where you find all the details:

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  • Iowa Farmer Today has a story hinting (and there’s really not much more than a hint here) about a new way to squeeze more productivity out of farm operations. Think Uber and/or Airbnb for farm machinery.
  • The London Daily Telegraph has a story on troubles in United Kingdom manufacturing caused by a glut of Chinese steel that’s depressing the UK steel industry.
  • Looking forward, Manufacturing.net has a collection of projections about “emerging trends” for e-commerce in 2016. A lot of it involves manufacturers chasing technology that will them to sell more parts directly to customers.
  • Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Star says Indiana is “leading manufacturing rebound.”
  • And Bloomberg says manufacturing is picking up in France.

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