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.

Aristocrat secures loan for VGT buy

Group prices $US1.3bn loan facility to fund acquisition of Video Gaming Technologies, refinance debt.

How Modi’s 'Make in India' is turning red tape into red carpet

The Indian Prime Minister is being hailed as a visionary for his efforts to transform the nation into a global manufacturing hub.

Nuplex shares jump on sale talk

NZ chemicals manufacturer shares up 7.6%, says its in talks to sell two Australians businesses

Electronics giant Philips to split in two

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Separation of healthcare-lifestyle division from lighting business expected to save €300m by 2016.

Bosch buys Seimens' home appliance stake for $A4.5bn

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German group takes full control of home appliance joint venture.

The misguided energy superpower narrative

The government would do well to listen to the advice given by Ken Henry recently because its vision of Australia as an 'affordable energy superpower' fails to realise that, even were this true, it ain't worth much.

Visy in chase for $1bn profit

Anthony Pratt reveals global empire will top $1bn in earnings within five to seven years.

Sony shares plunge on loss forecast

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Electronics giant warns of $US2.14 billion loss on mobile phone unit struggles.

Cabinet okays competitiveness agenda

Govt to support strongest parts of the economy, industry to back apprentice training.

Pratt opens box plant in Ohio

Anthony Pratt’s investment in the US state of Ohio has grown to $US100 million.

Foreign subs pose security risk: Shorten

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Opposition leader says purchase of Japanese fleet could threaten national security.

Industry urges submarine certainty

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Manufacturers, union want govt to end speculation over where new navy submarines will be built.

Lego becomes world's largest toymaker on movie success

Toymaker leapfrogs Mattel as movie products boost H1 revenue.

Auto suppliers must put the pedal to the metal

Many automotive suppliers have adopted a 'business as usual' approach even as the car industry crumbles. What are they doing?

Chinese manufacturing slows in August

Official data shows activity in manufacturing sector expanding at a slower pace, HSBC read also slows.

Manufacturing slows in August: AiG

AiG survey shows manufacturing sector slips back into negative territory after brief spike in July.

Public Pact suits Geminder

Raphael Geminder says he doesn't regret taking packaging firm public.

How Australia can remake the manufacturing sector

High wages are often blamed for the death of the manufacturing sector, but in fact they ensure Australia is well-placed to capitalise on its strength in producing higher-tech, export-oriented goods.

Kresta swings to FY loss

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Blind maker says changes under Chinese ownership will improve competitiveness.