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China’s Manufacturing Crashing, With Demand For Iron Ore Weakening

August 27, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (1)

Manufacturing continues to fall in China this month, with HSBC releasing its August Flash PMI Index which revealed China Manufacturing dipping below the 50 mark point, to a nine month low. The data reveals a gloomy outlook for China with growth targets falling below target for the first time in almost four years. Figures compiled by markit reported:

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Quickstep Commences Work On Military Transport Aircraft

August 27, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Carbon composites manufacturer Quickstep (ASX:QHL) has announced that it has received the first purchase order relating to its contract with Lockheed Martin to supply composite wing flaps for the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Quickstep, an Australian

Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce Report

August 22, 2012 • Media Release, NewsComments (0)

The Prime Minister’s Taskforce presents a significant opportunity to implement a National Manufacturing strategy that secures existing jobs and creates new jobs and a thriving industry well into the future, said the AWMU and the AWU.  Boosting skills,

Bluescope Steel Establishes a US$1.36 BIllion Venture With Japanese Steel Maker

August 16, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope’s ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world’s second largest steelmaker following

Toyota Recalls Camry, Camry Hybrid And Aurion

August 9, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Toyota Australia has today announced a recall of its current model Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion vehicles built between October 2011 and July 2012. The recall is due to a fuel hose that may have been incorrectly manufactured. Toyota issued the following


August 8, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing slumped to a 3 year low in July with the seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group-PwC Australian PMI falling almost 7 points to approximately 40 points. (Readings below 50 points indicate contraction in manufacturing activity). Almost all

The Future Of Caravan Manufacturing In Victoria

August 7, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva last week launched a blueprint to guide the future growth of Victoria’s $2 billion recreational vehicle manufacturing industry. Minister Dalla-Riva believes Victoria was the heartland