Caterpillar profit tops forecasts

Flat sales fail to stop equipment maker from lifting earnings.

P and G sales dip slightly

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Consumer products giant sees largely flat sales, profit in Q1.

China manufacturing edges up: HSBC

Flash PMI data shows manufacturing sector improves in April but remains weak.

Lockheed Martin Q1 profit soars

World's largest defense contractor announces 23% profit jump.

Philips reports 15% profit slump

by AFP
Activities in healthcare equipment a drag on profit, numbers still top forecasts.

Ford to announce new CEO

Car manufacturer tipped to replace outgoing CEO Alan Mullaly with Mark Fields.

Kimberly-Clark reports Q1 profit lift

Kleenex maker reports steady earnings, falls short of expectations.

Philadelphia Fed business index lifts

Manufacturers in the US Mid-Atlantic region report improved business conditions in April.

Mattel posts Q1 loss on poor Barbie sales

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Toymaker weighed as sales of iconic doll post second straight quarter of double-digit decline.

Nufarm closes NZ plant

Production will be shifted to Victoria following consolidation of Australian facilities.

Penrice scrambles for debt solution

Adelaide firm has fallen into voluntary administration with debts of more than $100m.

Manufacturing 'not all doom and gloom': study

by AAP
Productivity body eyes opportunities in biotech, pharmaceuticals and food.

Australian manufacturing: From dying industry to dream factory?

Lower tariffs and cheaper imports have battered the manufacturing industry, but a new report suggests a shift to high value-added production could save the sector from extinction.

How robots can save Australian manufacturing

A new wave of cost-effective, lightweight robots has come onto market, and researchers warn that SMEs who don't invest in them may not survive.

Hills inks Foxtel supply deal

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Clothesline maker broadens Foxtel contract, acquires healthcare group Questek.

Boral, CSR shun outside advisers in brick JV

CSR and Boral elected against using investment banks for their brick business joint venture, preferring advice from inside executives.

A manufacturer makes it against all the odds

Rising costs and cheap imports have caused many Australian clothing manufacturers to bite the dust. Koala Clothing had to twice rebuild its business from scratch, but it's still standing -- and stronger than ever.

Philip Morris to close Aust plant

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Cigarette maker will close Victorian plant by end of the year, costing 180 jobs.
80 jobs to go as tobacco plant closes
Philip Morris blames fire safety regulations for closure of Melbourne factory.

Govt yet to fund auto aid: report

Package worth $100m announced by PM in wake of Holden exit yet to be finalised.