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Episode 367 Manufacturing Matters: Some Perspective On Global Economic and Financial Signals

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Today’s Episode

Amidst rising fears of a world economic downturn, Greg Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics, offered much-needed perspective on global economic and financial signals. Greg responded to questions about the mixed economic picture in the US and identified his biggest concerns outside of the US.  He also offered analysis of the recent tumble in US bond yields. The interview concluded with a discussion of the high-flying dollar, a considerable challenge for US-based manufacturers.

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Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.


Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


SPECIAL GUEST

Gregory Daco

Gregory Daco is Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics where he is responsible for producing the US economic outlook using Oxford Economics’ proprietary Global Economic Model. Greg directs thematic research on the economy, the Fed and fiscal policy, and leads a team of high caliber economists producing intraday economic and financial market analysis. He conducts regular briefings on the global economy for corporate boards, trade associations and policymakers at all levels. Greg is often quoted in national and global publications and is a frequent guest of CNBC, Bloomberg and NPR.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Greg was Director of US Macroeconomics at IHS Global Insight. He also worked in the Economic Affairs Department of the Belgian Embassy in Australia and the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UN in Geneva. Greg is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), former President of the New York Chapter of NABE as well as co-founder and former President of the Boston Chapter of the NABE. He holds a Master of Arts in economics from Boston University, and a Master in Business Administration from Université de Louvain in Belgium.

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