Chinese innovation and the Haier model

The man who helped turn a Chinese state-owned fridge maker into a global white goods giant plans to transform the company into a platform for innovation.

P&G earnings sink on stronger US dollar

Consumer products giant warns of tough year ahead as currency movements hit home.

GE earnings rise despite headwinds

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Oil and gas division weighs on what could have been a stellar set of numbers.

Amcor CEO Mackenzie to retire

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Chief financial officer Ron Delia to take over from Mackenzie at end of FY15

Johnson & Johnson beats expectations

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​Healthcare giant surpasses market forecasts despite 28% profit drop in Q4.

Sunbeam owner GUD lifts profit 16%

GUD Holdings H1 profit up 16% to $17.3m, reaffirms full year earnings guidance.

Cabinet reshuffle delays $US25bn defence tenders

Armored vehicle, submarine tenders on the backburner; officials unsure how long delay will last.

The 3-D printing revolution becomes practical

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While we are unlikely to see a 3-D printer in every home anytime soon, 3D printing is moving beyond the hype and into the realm of reality.

Boeing books record aircraft orders

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US aerospace giant reports banner year, stock still falls in weak market.

Manufacturing sector contracts in Dec

Australia's manufacturing retreats from bounce in November, index slips 3.2 points.

Incitec Pivot warns of challenges ahead

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Chemical company warns shareholders of weak prices for explosives, fertilisers.

Top ten tech innovations of 2014

Don’t be mesmerised by cool apps and flashy new gizmos – the top technology inventions of the year are ones that will have a lasting effect.

France fines FMCG giants $1.5bn

Unilever, P&G, L'Oreal among firms hit with collusion fines by antitrust authority.

China manufacturing contracts: HSBC

Activity in Chinese manufacturing sector contracts in December for first time in 7 months.

GWA sells $49m Brivis business

Japanese manufacturer Rinnai will acquire Brivis Climate Systems for 4.8bn yen.

Leighton to sell John Holland for $1.15bn

Leighton Holdings will sell contracting division to China Communications Construction Co.

The real picture on China’s state-owned enterprises

It’s time to really debunk the myths on China. Its state-owned enterprises are inefficient, but they still dominate the key sectors.

Bradken opens books to Bain, PEP

Manufacturing firm approves consortium due diligence, says others have enquired.

Falling dollar helping industry: survey

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Westpac/ACCI survey shows manufacturers gaining from falling Australian dollar.

Soul Patts reports strong Q1 sales

Investment company says Brickworks EBIT up 38%, eyes profit lift in fiscal 2015.