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THE NEWS WRAP: Australian manufacturing industry must embrace Asia, Federal Government taskforce says

8:08AM | Friday, 17 August 2012 |  Australia can maintain a sustainable manufacturing industry into the future, but only if it embraces the opportunities provided by Asia, according to a Federal Government taskforce.

Business confidence slips despite brightening conditions

3:42PM | Tuesday, 13 March 2012 |  Business confidence fell three points in February to one index point after strengthening gradually over recent months, NAB’s Monthly Business Survey reveals, while conditions improved marginally.

Five industries to soar and five to fall in 2012

1:02PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  The idea of Australia having a “two speed” economy has become so entrenched that it’s easy to overlook the less visible, but yet significant, factors at play among the nation’s start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Services sector tipped to lead recruitment in 2012

12:08PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  Less than a quarter of Australian employers expect to increase hiring in the first quarter of 2012, a report reveals. Employers in the services sector are more confident that those in mining.

Swinburne University opens $140m technology centre

12:15PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  Swinburne University of Technology looks set to enhance its reputation as an entrepreneurial hub, with the opening of a $140 million advanced manufacturing teaching and research facility.

StudioProper

11:08PM | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 |  StudioProper, dubs itself “Australia’s first home-grown tech accessory design studio”. Founder Alon Tamir talks to StartupSmart about the progress of the business.

Market uncertainty as Aussie dollar falls to 10-month low

10:35PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  The Australian dollar has dropped to its lowest level in 10 months, dipping to a low of US95.63 cents this morning, with the fall triggering a mixed response from struggling sectors.

Melbourne incubator on the hunt for start-ups

9:00AM | Friday, 16 September 2011 | 

Transport and services offer brightest outlook for start-ups: Report

9:38PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 |  New data reveals manufacturing confidence has continued to plummet but the transport, utilities, personal services and recreation sectors are enjoying improved conditions.

Labor launches Buy Australian campaign

8:46PM | Thursday, 25 August 2011 |  The Federal Government has launched a $53 million Buy Australian campaign in a bid to prop up local manufacturers, but it’s unclear how many manufacturers will benefit from the program.
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