China’s manufacturing sector has slipped into contraction, with the official PMI recording its worst result in three years.
The Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in more than six years, trading at $US 70.17 cents before 7 am AEST.
Three industry groups will today launch a national campaign to inform the public on the benefits of the China FTA, as calls for changes to the deal grow louder.
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Foxconn has announced it will add a new e-commerce platform in India, adding to its plans for 10 – 12 new factories and a new data centre there.
The federal government’s anti-asbestos agency has told a senate inquiry that there was no guarantee all buildings constructed after 2003 were free of the substance.
The Australian Steel Institute has said that there is no immediate danger of the BlueScope Port Kembla steelworks shutting, following a report warning of local economic disaster if this happens.
Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according to Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
A new documentary has been released, examining China’s electronics manufacturing heartland in the Pearl River Delta region.
An electronics factory in Dongguan has made all its processes robot-controlled, as 1,000 – 1,500 companies in the manufacturing hub enact “robot replace human” programmes.
Foxconn has said it plans to create 1 million new jobs and 10 – 12 new manufacturing facilities in India.
Chinese steel prices and consumption are both falling, with the news bad for both Australian iron ore producers and tax revenues.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has begun a campaign, claiming that the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will hurt Australian employment.
The collapse of a shoe factory in eastern China has left twelve people dead and over thirty injured, according to Chinese state media.
Dubai has announced that it will build a 3D printed office space for workers at its Museum of The Future.
Flagmakers in the US have been announcing they will end production of the Confederate flag, following the Charlestown massacre.
Some in the construction sector believe there has been a “tipping point” in non-conforming products being imported.
China’s State Council has created a group of senior government officials to oversee the planned transformation of the nation’s manufacturing sector.
China’s manufacturing sector contracted for the fourth consecutive month in June, according to a key index.