Manufacturing

Manufacturing sector shrinks in Feb

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AiG manufacturing index contracts for the third straight month as tapering of mining boom weighs.

VW posts record profit, sales

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Car maker remains cautious amid emerging market weakness, currency fluctuations.

Billabong swings to H1 profit

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Surfwear company returns to profit for first time in 3 years as it benefits from restructuring.

Lego books 10th straight record FY profit

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Family-owned toymaker posts 15 per cent lift in net profit, expands product lines.

HSBC flash China PMI hits 4-month high

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Activity in China’s manufacturing sector expanded to hit a four-month high in February.

Dulux to acquire Porter's Paints

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Paint maker has agreed to acquire Sydney-based Porter's Paints for undisclosed sum.

Asaleo beats prospectus forecast

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Hygiene products maker forecasts low to mid single digit growth after FY earnings beat forecasts.

Orora lifts H1 profit, revenue

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Demerged packaging manufacturer eyes lift in FY earnings, lifts H1 profit 23%.

China business news digest

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Shaanxi miners take first Spring Festival holiday in 20 years and Guangdong free-trade zone opening set for March 1.

China’s manufacturing industry faces crisis

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Spate of factory closures raises concern China's manufacturing industry is facing an existential crisis.

Three countries to bid to build subs

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France, Germany and Japan invited to enter contest to build Australia's new submarines.

PaperlinX CEO axed by board

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Price's contract terminated with immediate effect, group considers future options.

GWA shares plunge on H1 loss

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GWA Group shares fall most in 17 years, as group cuts full-year EBIT forecast.

Sims Metal shares soar on H1 profit

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Group says strategic initiatives should help mitigate weakening commodity market, outlook remains conservative.

Why do Chinese consumers love Japanese toilet seats?

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And what it tells us about the future of Chinese manufacturing.

Why Willow is made to last

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Fifth-generation family business Willow has come a long way since its early days as a maker of tinned plate tea and biscuit canisters, with innovation key to its survival.

CSL shares slide on guidance cut

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Global biotech manufacturer posts modest lift in H1 profit, tempers full-year outlook.

Turning headwinds into tailwinds: getting Australia back on course

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The mining boom was like a boozy party, and now we're faced with the hangover. But as long as we can adapt, the end of the boom should lead to a new period of economic prosperity.

Cochlear posts strong lift in H1 profit

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Biotechnology firm expects steady progress in H2, cuts interim dividend by 29%.

Bradken shares dive on H1 profit slip

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Mining products maker hit by impairment, restructuring costs; shares plunge 22%.

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