THE NEWS WRAP: Australian manufacturing industry must embrace Asia, Federal Government taskforce says8:08AM | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9:00AM | Friday, 16 September 2011 |
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.
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.