Australia’s dairy industry, agriculture sector and beef and sheep farmers are the big winners of the Free Trade Agreement signed today by Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and his counterpart, Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng.
The Port of Melbourne will be privatised on a 50 year lease in a move that will earn the Victorian Government $5b – $6b.
More than 2,000 people, including representatives of almost 900 Australian businesses have met with Chinese producers at Sydney’s Huizhou Products Expo.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has criticised the Port of Melbourne fee hike which could devastate Tasmanian exporters.
Australia could export fresh milk to Asia by boat and thereby double annual milk production, a Dutch logistics and engineering company says.
Manufacturers are facing some tough conditions domestically, however there are a number of great opportunities for expansion in overseas markets.
Former prime ministerial economics adviser and ambassador to China, Ross Garnaut, believes that Chinese steelmaking has peaked and will fall by over 25 per cent by 2030.
The country’s manufacturing sector has just experienced its fourth straight month of contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group’s PMI.
CEO of PACIA, Ms Samantha Read, delivered a keynote speech at the Australian Domestic Gas Conference 2015 yesterday.
Ultrasound device manufacturer Signostics has suggested that tax breaks should be offered to encourage direct investment in high-tech manufacturers.
The latest quarterly survey of industrial trends, released today, sees mixed sentiment among manufacturers.
In not much over a decade, Frosty Boy has increased exports from almost nothing to three-quarters of its business, selling into nearly 50 countries. Brent Balinski spoke to CEO Dirk Pretorius about how they’ve done it, and why he sees 15 – 20 per cent growth per year as sustainable.
The leader of Australian bionic ear maker Cochlear has said that removing regulatory duplication is critical.
The Australian dollar went under US 76 cents, for the first time since May 2009, yesterday, as the economy adjusts following the mining boom.
Australian manufacturing contacted for the third consecutive month in February, despite hopes that a lower dollar would boost the sector.
After Bluescope Steel’s improved profit result yesterday, the company’s boss expressed cautious optimism about the environment for Australian manufacturers
The first month of the year has seen a boost for Australia’s manufacturing sector, helped by the dollar’s depreciation, but it remains in contraction.
Tapping Australia’s titanium ore resources and turning them into the valuable light metal has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. Are we any closer to making more from our ore? Brent Balinski reports.
Engineered wood products company Wesbeam has posted an improved result for the last financial year and said it believes conditions have turned around.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will commence a fortnightly service for Tasmanian exporters in late February.