Manufacturing

Orica fined over $750,000

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Chemical giant hit with highest penalty possible for pollution incidents.

How to manufacture an Australian world champion

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Australia's athletic prowess is on show for all at the Commonwealth Games but behind the scenes our high-tech manufacturers are kicking goals in a $300bn global market.

GUD slumps after FY profit hit

Household appliance maker eyes improved profitability in FY15 on restructuring program.

China manufacturing PMI hits 18-month high

Government stimulus helps boost Chinese manufacturing activity in July: HSBC.

Geminder in $44.5m portfolio sell-off

The packaging billionaire has sold some industrial properties and will lease them back for Pact Group.

Dow Chemical posts sharp fall in Q2 profit

Earnings fall 60 per cent in the quarter but result tops market expectations.

Swatch Group profit hit by Sochi costs

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Olympic marketing costs, poor exchange rates weigh on watchmaker.

DuPont posts rise in Q2 profit

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Chemical group's revenue misses expectations, shares rise.

Electrolux profit lifts in Q2

World's second-largest appliance maker sees sales dip.

Mattel profit slumps in second quarter

Lower sales of iconic Barbie doll continue to weigh on the toymaker.

SKF profit lifts in Q2 on rising sales

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Result provides encouraging signs on the state of global manufacturing.

Defence Dept snubs family bootmaker

Rossi Boots has lost a bid to supply boots to Australia’s Defence in place of an Indonesian competitor.

Kresta fields $34m takeover bid

Curtain manufacturer receives 23c per share offer from Hong Kong-based group.

Construction soars in June: AiG

Private survey shows construction sector expands for the first time this year.

Copper ekes out 16-week high

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Prices for commodity spike on the LME after upbeat manufacturing data out of China.

Bidders save face over Goodman Fielder offer

In the end, the difference between the original bid from Wilmar and First Pacific and their revised offer amounts to just $47.5m.

Australia's middle class is about to get minced

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The forces that disrupted the working classes in the 1970s and 80s are now coming for the middle class. Will Australia be on the right side of the equation?

Chinese economy shows signs of life

Official data show strength in Chinese manufacturing in June, index at six-month high.

Manufacturing sector shrinks in June

Ai Group index shows renewed strength of Australian dollar hurting demand for local products.

Ansell to restructure, cut jobs

Group flags $124.7 million charge as it relocates a business unit HQ from Australia to Brussels, closes a Malaysian plant, cuts around 300 jobs.

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