Consumers are happy as the new year begins.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
After Donald Trump won the presidential election, the upbeat tone of consumer confidence surveys and the ebullience of stock market investors had economy watchers expecting a strong month of retail sales in November.
Sixteen people graduated from the Intermediate Marina Management course that was held in Abu Dhabi this month.
U.S. financial markets have little doubt that Federal Reserve policymakers will boost interest rates when they conclude their two-day meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
The Federal Reserve finally appears poised to deliver the interest-rate increase U.S. corporations and the financial markets have been waiting for all year.
The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November and the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, the lowest in more than nine years.
The housing market seemed to be of two minds in October, but there was a report on the public’s post-election mood last week that ought to lift the business community’s spirits as the holiday season begins.
While President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet choices and his leadership style attract plenty of attention, outside the spotlight consumers continue to drive U.S. economic growth forward at a steady pace.
During the long presidential campaign we all heard the laments about manufacturing jobs disappearing in America. But ask anyone in the boating industry, and you quickly get a different story.
SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, in collaboration with its new European representative IMDS, partnered with Italian marine distributor Indemar to offer American-made SureShade sunshade systems to boatbuilders and dealers in Italy.