Queensland has marked the Month of Manufacturing in its state by highlighting the capabilities of the manufacturing sector in that state. Manufacturing has grown in Queensland over the past decade to be 19.3 per cent of the national total, according to Minister for Manufacturing, Cameron Dick. “Queensland continues to be a leading manufacturing state because … Continue reading Queensland a sunny state for manufacturing
Western Australia released its Asian Engagement Strategy to support industry to interact with the growth of Asia. With Asia representing 60 per cent of the world’s middle class by 2030, the Strategy complements the Diversify WA framework, as a multi-sector roadmap. The strategy outlines four areas where the government will support the state’s engagement with … Continue reading WA supports business to pursue growth in Asia
Victorian businesses will get a boost into Asian markets following the release of a new round of export support vouchers by the state Labor government. The $1 million in vouchers are to help over thirty businesses ranging across local industries – including food and wine, skin care, information communication technology (ICT) and advanced manufacturing – … Continue reading $1 million in support vouchers granted to Victorian exporters
Technology minerals company, Talga Resources, will tap into the Asian market having signed a commercial agreement with international nano-materials supplier Haydale. Based in Perth, Talga manufactures graphene and graphite-enhanced products for multi-billion dollar markets including coatings, batteries, construction and carbon composites. Haydale, which facilitates the integration of graphene and other nano-materials into industrial materials and … Continue reading Talga, Haydale deal to open ‘exciting’ Asian market
The World Bank has reaffirmed its forecast that global economic growth will improve to 2.7 per cent this year, with an improvement in manufacturing and trade, market confidence and commodity prices. According to the World Bank, advanced economies are showing signs of improvement, particularly Japan and Europe. The seven largest emerging markets – China, Brazil, … Continue reading World Bank forsees pickup in manufacturing and trade
The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has welcomed the launch of negotiations over the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKTFA). Hong Kong is a crucial trade and investment partner for Australia, according to the ECA. It is the sixth-largest market in the world for Australian goods exports, and the seventh largest for Australian services exports. … Continue reading ECA supports Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement
Asian industry’s deployment of robots has increased 70 per cent to 887,400 units over the last six years, according to the World Robotics Report 2016. The International Federation of Robots (IFR) report said that China was the biggest driver in this growth, accounting for 43 per cent of sales in Asia, followed by 24 per … Continue reading Asia’s uptake of industrial robots soars 70 per cent
There is little hope more survivors will be found amongst the rubble of a collapsed factory in Pakistan, according to the head of the local rescue service.
Most Australian businesses that have expanded into Asia have experienced profit lifts, with almost 40 per cent of small businesses making a return on investment within a year.
A new facility in Singapore allows companies to reuse old products their manufacturing processes.
Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced that it will be building a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.
Bellamy’s Australia, a Tasmanian organic baby food manufacturer, launched on the Australian Stock Exchange yesterday.
New market research from AsiaLink Business has found that both large and small businesses cited finding a suitable local partner as a major obstacle.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will sign an historic free trade agreement in Canberra this afternoon.
Political unrest in Thailand is harming the nation’s manufacturing sector, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
Singapore’s manufacturing output grew for the 10th straight month in April, though at a slower rate than was expected.
Car makers are increasingly responding to the pollution problems that are a part of Chinese cities by selling cars with internal air purifiers.
Workers from Cambodia’s garment industry have gone on strike, demanding a $50 bonus for not participating in walkouts over the past three months.
Workers employed by the world’s largest athletic shoe maker at a factory in southern China are taking industrial action against their employer.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement, announced yesterday, will be good for Australian jobs.