Manufacturing

ResMed lifts Q1 revenues

Manufacturer reaffirms commitment to top-line revenue growth as Q1 EPS tops forecasts.

Manufacturing moving from China to US

by AFP
Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China says new report.

Daniel Loeb dumps Sony stake

by AP
US billionaire abandons efforts to get Sony to spin off part of its business.

Orica may struggle to repeat Dulux success in chemical spin-off

Analysts value business in a wide range of $500 million to $1 billion.

HSBC Flash China manufacturing PMI lifts in October

Activity in China's manufacturing sector lifts to three-month high according to a preliminary private survey.

Amcor eyes higher FY15 earnings

Packaging manufacturer flags higher earnings on positive sales in rigid plastics business.

API posts $90m net loss in FY14

by AAP
Health and beauty products supplier confident of turning around earnings after series of writedowns.

Boart Longyear in $US352m restructuring deal

Centrebridge lifts stake in drilling services provider to 19.9%, shares surge 40% at market open.

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

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

Why Australia still needs manufacturing

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

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