April 24, 2017

Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product's life. These range from material properties and the temperatures and vibrations of equipment to the logistics of supply chains and customer details.

April 23, 2017

Prices for most industrial commodities strengthened further in the first quarter (q/q), while global agricultural prices remained broadly stable.

Crude oil prices are forecast to rise to an average of $55 per barrel (bbl) in 2017 from $43/ bbl in 2016. 

March 31, 2017

All commodity price indexes except for beverages rose in February.

Metals and minerals increased by 4.6%.

March 28, 2017

Engineers have developed a new concept for current and voltage sensors for batteries that might become particularly relevant for electric vehicles (EV). An EV battery is made up of individual blocks, each of which contain up to twelve cells. Typically, each cell is monitored by its own voltage sensor. The new system requires only one single voltage sensor, thus reducing overall weight and costs.

March 27, 2017

Augmented reality: People with knowledge of the company's plans say Apple has embarked on an ambitious bid to bring the technology to the masses—an effort Cook and his team see as the best way for the company to dominate the next generation of gadgetry and keep people wedded to its ecosystem.

February 23, 2017

In January, energy prices rose 0.7%, while non-energy commodities rose 2%.

Food and beverages prices increased by 2.2% and 1.6%, respectively.

February 22, 2017

The Iron and Steel industry has grown over the decades to be largest sectors and businesses in the world. The top iron & steel companies are: