Michal Simek

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US warns China on steel overcapacity

<b>The US Treasury Secretary has urged China to reduce its excess steel capacity, which he says is distorting global markets.</b><p>Jack Lew was speaking in Beijing ahead of an annual meeting between the US and China to discuss trade and security.<p>China is the world's biggest steel producer and has been …

Kanban dos and don’ts

An Infographic I did for my team when we introduced a kanban for team work. Not necessarily correctly, or usefully, but there it is anyway blocking …

How to Get Your Team to Be More Creative

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Boris Johnson: British taxpayers will be hit with a shock £2.4billion bill if the UK stays in the EU

British taxpayers will be hit with a shock £2.4billion bill if the UK stays in the European Union, Boris Johnson will say on Monday.<p>Mr Johnson will say there is a “£20billion black hole” in the EU’s finances which will be paid in part by the UK unless Britain votes for a Brexit on June 23.<p>In a sign …

This Aussie wants to beat Apple, Tesla and Uber and build a self-driving vehicle

A couple of weeks ago, an obscure Californian autonomous driving start-up by the name of Zoox created a bit of a murmur in the US tech and finance …

General Motors

China’s Factory to the World Is in a Race to Survive

It’s quiet these days on a Sunday afternoon in the streets of Dongguan, where almost every block outside the center is a factory or housing for …

10 Success lessons from Warren Buffett– “Oracle Of Omaha” for entrepreneurs

Share68<p>Tweet<p>Share26<p>+19<p>Shares 103<p>With an estimated net worth of $66.2Billion, Warren Buffett is one of the most successful, wealthiest businessmen and …

10 Success lessons from Mukesh Ambani - "Wealthiest Man in India" for entrepreneurs

Share55<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+11<p>Shares 148<p>Thousands of stories are told about how children inherit wealth from their parents, but not many are told where the …

8 Great City Stopover Ideas

Get two holidays for the price of one with a stopover city break.<p>A stopover during a long-haul trip offers time to stretch your legs but also an …

Eurozone manufacturing still lacklustre

Eurozone factory activity remained pretty much stagnant in May despite manufacturers cutting their prices again according to analysis of the latest surveys of businesses.<p>“Manufacturing in the euro area remained stuck in a state of near-stagnation in May, failing to break out of the slow growth …

Economics

5 Things Entrepreneurs Do With Their Money

If you have money then you need to be responsible with the cash that you have. There is no denying that responsibility is the key to keeping that money and eventually growing it into more money. This is one of the most common pieces of advice most people will get when they really start making …

Some new cars still include defective Takata airbags

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI), Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) are still selling new vehicles with defective air bags that will eventually need to be recalled, according to a report by a U.S. lawmaker …

Takata

The Only 5 Things You Need to Launch a Startup in Any Economy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2008, one of my startups, Career Marketplace, was sinking fast.<p>The market had tanked, new business was hard to come by and jobs were drying up. Career Marketplace, an online intermediary for job seekers and job creators, was getting …

Entrepreneurship

Faraday Future is already prepping for its second EV factory

Faraday Future hasn't even released its first vehicle yet, and it's already thinking about expansion. Vallejo's city council has approved the electric car maker's acquisition of 157 acres of land on Mare Island to establish both its second factory as well as an experience center for test drives and …

German Manufacturing Is Leading a Digital Industrial Revolution

Germany’s automakers, auto suppliers, machinery companies, and machine tool builders have long been considered the world’s leaders in manufacturing in large part because of their ability to unlock the potential of software, sensors, networks, and electronic devices on their assembly lines. Now, …

The Most Beautiful Small Towns in the U.K.

Although many visitors to Great Britain find themselves landing in London, there's plenty more to explore beyond the big city. The Brits are famous for their love of flower-filled gardens and fresh country air, and these small towns are as picturesque as they are relaxing.<p>Mousehole, …

Escape the rain at Britain's 12 best underground attractions

1. Underground hospital, Dover<p>Deep inside the white cliffs of Dover lies the Underground Hospital – converted in 1941 for injured troops – where visitors can explore the sounds and smells of Second World War hospital – including its operating theatre. Follow the story of an injured pilot fighting …

The best Scottish castle hotels

An expert guide to the top castle hotels in Scotland, including the best for loch and mountain views, rich history, dog-friendly services, spas and fine dining, in locations including Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, the Isle of Mull and Trossachs National Park.<p>Inverlochy Castle, Fort Willam, Highlands<p>Queen …

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Welcome to June.<p>Here are the five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Chinese manufacturing:</b> Two important reports on China's manufacturing sector painted a mixed picture about trends in the world's second largest economy.<p>The government's official purchasing …

Solving the Price Problem for Industrial 3D Printing Materials

The 3D printing industry has found itself stuck with what may be an unnecessary leftover legacy from the 2D printing market—that of the …

3D Printing

Did you know British holidaymakers choose their destinations based on where they live?

Does where you live have anything to do with the type of holiday destinations you select? It might, according to new research from a British travel company. The study by teletextholidays.co.uk was based on data from more than 100,000 booked holidays from last year in Great Britain, and the results …

This simple 3D printer is the one you might actually want for your home

Most 3D printers on the market, with their sharp, shiny innards exposed, look like they could put your eye out if you make one wrong move.<p>Compared to …

Here’s What You Need to Do in Order to Be a Great Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Brexit fears help push Irish manufacturing growth to slowest in nearly three years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish manufacturing activity grew at the slowest rate in almost three years in May, a survey showed on Wednesday, as fears about Britain’s EU referendum weighed on the euro zone’s fastest-growing economy.<p>Placards rest against the campaign bus during a "Labour In for Britain" …

Elections

Apple Inc. Increased R&D Spending Faster Than the Top 14 Automakers Combined -- Here's Why

<b>Morgan Stanley</b> analyst Katy Hubery released some interesting evaluations about <b>Apple</b>'s research and development spending last week. She said in an investor note that over the past three years Apple had increased its R&D spending by $4.7 billion, and that the cash is likely going to the company's …

New Energy Transition scheme launched to accelerate green industrial revolution

The Climate Group has launched a new global initiative to assist highly industrialised, carbon-intensive international governments and regional …

Climate

Four Exciting Ways IoT Can Change Manufacturing

The Internet of Things has been a major buzzword for many years now and much has been made of the operational efficiencies gained from IoT …

Faraday Future Closing In On Another Manufacturing Site

<b>Published on</b> May 26th, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>11<p>May 26th, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The Californian city of Vallejo is on the verge of making a deal with the …

Five Technological Applications Impacting Manufacturing Innovation

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steven Jobs A manufacturer can be innovative in various ways beyond …

The Next Industrial Revolution Is Coming to Southeast Asia

First, the good news: economies in the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) might see a bonanza of new jobs. …