USMCA day dawns

USMCA day dawns

1st July, 2020

1 July will go down in history as the day when the much-discussed USMCA went into effect. It is for those who have been living in a cave, the agreement between the USA, Mexico and Canada that supersedes NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which came into force back in the early nineties. Some people refer to the USMCA as NAFTA 2.0.

Roll grinders for Hoa Phat Group

Roll grinders for Hoa Phat Group

1st July, 2020

Pomini Tenova, a leading global specialist in the production of roll grinders, completed the installation of three roll grinders for the Hoa Phat Group, one of the largest manufacturers of construction steels, coated steels and steel pipes in Vietnam. The Italian plant builder claims it has now installed and successfully commissioned 18 machines in the country.

Italian plant builder busy in China and Thailand

Italian plant builder busy in China and Thailand

1st July, 2020

Steelmakers in China and Thailand are both working with Italian plant builder Danieli.

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May-June 2020

Men go and come, but earth abidesEcclesiastes, 1,4*

I’ve never seen Contagion and I don’t intend to watch it now, purely because I’m living it, like most people on the planet. However, this morning, on a level so miniscule it’s probably not worth talking about, I started to think about how civilisation can slowly vanish, if we’re not careful, and there are signs of this everywhere at present. My tiny little example is that my lawnmower gave up the ghost over the weekend and there’s nobody around to fix it, meaning that my lawn will grow uncontrollably until I get it fixed or buy a new one. Currently, as I look out on the garden, it’s as if the grass has been given a radical haircut, but if weeks or months go by, it’ll start looking like a…