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Boral Sells Indonesian Construction Materials Business for US$135

February 1, 2012 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Australia’s largest building and construction materials supplier, Boral, has reached an agreement to sell off its Indonesian construction materials business for US$ 135 million to Siam Cement Group. Revealed in a statement from the company, the sale includes Boral’s concrete, quarry and precast operations, including limestone reserves in

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Indonesia Revokes Australian Mining Permit

February 1, 2012 • Mining & Resources, News, World NewsComments (0)

Indonesia has revoked a gold mining exploration permit granted to an Australian miner, following deadly protests against the project. In 2010, West Nusa Tenggara province granted exploration rights to Australian Arc Expliration (ARX) and local miner Sumber

China manufacturing starts the new year on a low

January 28, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing in China contracted for the third straight month in January, as signs the world’s second-largest economy is experiencing a decrease in growth. “The third consecutive below-50 reading of the manufacturing PMI suggested that growth is


January 23, 2012 • News, Sustainability, World NewsComments (0)

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand (CCANZ) will undergo a $15 million overhaul, investing in a new technology that will see CCANZ design and self-manufacture its own PET plastic beverage bottles using fewer raw materials. With a further investment of $9 million

Wood Manufacturers Undergoing Inspection

December 16, 2011 • UncategorizedComments (0)

Manufacturing is a challenging business. But for wood manufacturing, the stakes are particularly high. The main reason is attributed to work and safety issues within the industry. WorkCover NSW recently announced plans to inspect fifteen Hunter businesses.

Apple iTV Set to Dominate the TV Industry

December 2, 2011 • Technology, World NewsComments (0)

It comes as no surprise that Apple will soon unveil a new product but this time it will leave TV manufacturers at unease. The company will begin its production for the “iTV” with output from Japan. There is speculation that Apple will be working on their