Manufacturing

No savings in Japanese subs deal: SA

by AAP
Economic advisers say submarines will cost $21 billion whether build at home or in Japan.

Fletcher eyes FY15 earnings up to $NZ690m

NZ Infrastructure giant expects strong growth in the second half FY15, sluggish first half.

Archer to sell Homy Ped business

Private equity firm places its $40m comfort footwear business on the market.

Investors eye Reebok for $US1.7bn

by AAP
Consortium from Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi interested in buying Reebok from Adidas for $US1.7bn.

CSL enlisted in hunt for Ebola treatment

Australian firm acts on request from the Gates Foundation to develop plasma product in fight against Ebola.

Ansell organic sales growth up 3% in Q1

Gloves and condom manufacturer reaffirms share earnings guidance, increases sales growth.

ACCC warns on CSR, Boral joint venture

Watchdog's statement of issues finds JV would result in a duopoly in eastern Aust, final decision delayed.

CSL announces $950m buyback

Global biotech manufacturer says it will buy back $950m of shares, holds FY profit guidance at 12%.

Macfarlane promises more jobs for SA

by AAP
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says SA jobs will grow regardless of submarine manufacturing.

Japan subs deal risks China ties: SA govt

by AAP
SA defence industries minister says building new submarines in Japan could cost thousands of jobs and antagonise the nation's largest trading partner.

Manufacturing needs a management makeover

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Why aren't more manufacturing firms reaping the productivity benefits that come from training, motivating and involving their employees?

Why Australia still needs manufacturing

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It's time to debunk the myths used to write off Australia's manufacturing sector, and start really helping it to adapt.

CSL adds 390 jobs in $210m expansion

Biotherapy manufacturer CSL expands its Broadmeadows facility in $210m government partnership.

GWA to shed 10% of Aust workforce

Group to cut 164 jobs in manufacturing restructure, may not be able to pay FY15 dividend.

Panasonic creates company to make Tesla batteries

Says move will help Tesla advance mass market for electric vehicles.

Airbus managers face insider trading trial

by AFP
Seven of plane manufacturer's current and former managers face court in Paris.

China manufacturing PMI unchanged in September

Activity in China's manufacturing sector steady in month, just beats expectations.

'Made in Australia': The high-tech track to manufacturing success

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We are counting down to our last Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores but amid the gloom Perth-based Flying Machine can't wait to get started.

Manufacturing sector slows in Sept

AiG survey shows activity in manufacturing sector contracts further in September.

Chinese manufacturing steady in Sept

HSBC's final PMI comes in at 50.2 for September, a downward revision on the flash reading of 50.5.

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