The world’s biggest importers 2018

If a country’s economy was entirely self-sufficient and independent, it wouldn’t ever need to import goods from elsewhere. While the prospect of insulating yourself from the turbulence of global markets may sound alluring at first glance, it would come with considerable caveats, risks, and downsides. Not only would it mean missing out on the world’s…

WA battery materials plan moves forward

Perth’s FYI Resources (ASX: FYI) has received state government backing for its Cadoux Kaolin High Purity Alumina (HPA) project. Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan supported FYI’s project as part of the state’s Future Battery Industry Strategy which aims to position WA as a key supplier of value-added materials needed for lithium ion battery production. Alumina…

Black Sky prepares to make rocket motors

Queensland company Black Sky Aerospace has been given the green light by regulators to make final preparations to manufacture solid fuel rocket engines. The Logan City-based Black Sky plans to be the first new era manufacturer of rocket engines in Australia, and aims to have the first motors completed later this year. Australia previously manufactured…