Cheniere Deal With China Signals Country’s Key Role in LNG Exports

Cheniere Energy’s expected $ 18 billion deal to supply natural gas to China signals the company’s growing bet on the country, and China’s emergence as a top market for U.S. gas exporters.
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Italy’s Men’s Sales, Exports Grow in 2018, Brands Support MFW

MILAN — Trade policies, Brexit uncertainties, social protests in France and European political elections are factors that could influence the economy this year, but Brunello Cucinelli is unwavering: “Of one thing I am sure: it’s not true that men don’t want to buy, I don’t believe this at all.” With “at least three different posts” on social media per day, men “must change depending on the occasion. We take more care of our looks because we will be posted. It’s a new way of life,” he argued.
Figures released by Centro Studi of fashion industry association Confindustria Moda support this positive take — even 2019 is seen as “stable” compared with 2018 and showing “limited dynamism,” based on the spring 2019 orders. That said, the Italian men’s wear industry is expected to report 2018 sales of 9.44 billion euros, up 1.5 percent compared with 2017.
Men’s wear accounts for 17.5 percent of Italy’s textile and fashion revenues and 27.9 percent of all apparel. The first half of 2018 was particularly brisk, with exports up 5.5 percent, but business slowed starting last summer. Consumer spending in Italy was defined by the association as “one of the worst [since] 2013.” However, 2018 year-end figures

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Trump Plans New Curbs on Chinese Investment, Tech Exports to China

President Trump, already embroiled in a trade battle with China, plans to ratchet commercial tensions higher by barring many Chinese firms from investing in U.S. technology and by blocking more technology exports to Beijing.
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Japan’s Surging Car Exports Raise Risk of U.S. Trade Fight

There’s a big reason why Japan doesn’t want to talk about a trade deal with Donald Trump: Its auto exports are booming.
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Coal Jobs Get a Boost—From Exports

Miners in Indiana and other states are getting a small lift from global markets: American companies are shipping more coal to Europe and Asia, helping to stop the yearslong drop in the number of U.S. mining jobs.
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The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy: FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight

The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy: FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight


This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document – converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction – offers the latest data on the economic impact of civil aviation. This concise report is ideal for policymakers and industry officials. This version contains several new points of analysis including the economic impact of federal spending on aviation and hard-to-quantify economic enablers such as speed, cost, flexibility, reliability and safety. Over the decades, civil aviation has been a catalyst for commerce.In today’s ever-changing and innovative world, aviation provides a vital link to economic opportunities at home and abroad. In the wake of global economic and financial uncertainties, runways have become the new main streets for cities and towns to get down to business and soar once more.In 2009, civil aviation supported over 10 million jobs, contributed .3 trillion in total economic activity and accounted for 5.2 percent of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Civilian aircraft engines, equipment and parts also contribute billion toward the U.S. trade balance. Civilian aircraft engines, equipment and parts have been the top net export for the past decade.Our economic success clearly depends on the success of aviation. So the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to providing the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. As we move forward, the FAA will continue to invest in airports, and build the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen is a transformation of the National Airspace System. It will add a suite of 21st century technologies and procedures to make air travel more efficient and green. FAA’S Destination 2025 will provide the strategic bridge to accomplish the NextGen vision.Contents: Overview * Introduction * Economic Impact of Civil Aviation Highlights * Current Outlook * Impact of the Recession on U.S. Airlines, Coping Strategies and Future Outlook * National Impact of

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