Manufacturing

Incitec Pivot warns of challenges ahead

by AAP
Chemical company warns shareholders of weak prices for explosives, fertilisers.

Top ten tech innovations of 2014

Don’t be mesmerised by cool apps and flashy new gizmos – the top technology inventions of the year are ones that will have a lasting effect.

France fines FMCG giants $1.5bn

Unilever, P&G, L'Oreal among firms hit with collusion fines by antitrust authority.

China manufacturing contracts: HSBC

Activity in Chinese manufacturing sector contracts in December for first time in 7 months.

GWA sells $49m Brivis business

Japanese manufacturer Rinnai will acquire Brivis Climate Systems for 4.8bn yen.

Leighton to sell John Holland for $1.15bn

Leighton Holdings will sell contracting division to China Communications Construction Co.

The real picture on China’s state-owned enterprises

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It’s time to really debunk the myths on China. Its state-owned enterprises are inefficient, but they still dominate the key sectors.

Bradken opens books to Bain, PEP

Manufacturing firm approves consortium due diligence, says others have enquired.

Falling dollar helping industry: survey

by AAP
Westpac/ACCI survey shows manufacturers gaining from falling Australian dollar.

Soul Patts reports strong Q1 sales

Investment company says Brickworks EBIT up 38%, eyes profit lift in fiscal 2015.

How the public service conned Hockey

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Joe Hockey has become a puppet for parts of the public service that have lost touch with the nation. He needs to wake up and take charge.

The devil in the detail of the China trade deal

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Australia’s heralded FTA with China is still a long way from being introduced and it’s not about free trade.

HSBC PMI declines for first time since May

China manufacturing skids as growth in new export orders eases.

Manufacturing sector expands in Nov: AiG

by AAP
Weaker Aust dollar pushes manufacturing sector into growth for the first time since July.

Samsung sells units, announces buyback

by AFP
Korean giant Samsung is stepping up restructuring efforts.

GWA to sell Dux for $46m

Group to offload hot water unit to Japan's Noritz after strategic review deemed it non-core.

It’s do or die for Australian manufacturing

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Our manufacturers have a second chance to succeed, but to stay afloat they will need to totally reinvent the wheel.

Graeme Hart set for $1bn bonanza

Hart positions wood product supplier Carter Holt Harvey for a possible $1bn sale.

SurfStitch pitching at discount to peers

SurfStitch, the world’s biggest online sports retailer, has been earning a tick from investors during its IPO road show.

Billabong faces stiff challenges in Americas

Global surfwear brand says difficulties will weigh on short-term results.

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