By Samantha Sharpe, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney When the central business district of Lismore was flooded in 2017, every small business owner in the northern New South Wales town had a decision to make. Should they rebuild their businesses, or take whatever insurance money they might get and move…
The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index for January showed contraction in every sector except one, with a “disappointing” start to the new year and decade impacted by bushfires, drought and slow local consumption, as well as global factors.
By Professor Heng Wang, Co-Director of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre (CIBEL), University of NSW A temporary truce in the ongoing economic conflict between the two largest global economies has been reached with phase one of the new trade deal between China and the US. As a first step, the…
Boeing has announced a full-year net loss of $US 636 million, its worst-ever result, and that it will cut production of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft from 14 to 10 per month.
On just and sustainable terms: new research highlights importance of manufacturing in a changing world
Research by Western Sydney University and the University of Newcastle, studying ten companies within the state, has considered the future of manufacturing and its role in addressing “challenges of growing inequality, social exclusion and environmental degradation.”
The Australian Made campaign has urged the public to support local manufacturers and growers through their shopping purchases this festive season.
A once in a generation funding opportunity: monetary policies open doors to global funding opportunities
Treasurer Josh Frydenburg’s message to business is “to back yourself and use your balance sheet to invest and grow.” Whilst we may not agree with all his policies, it is clear there is a significant need to invest in R&D, innovation and ways to enhance productivity, whether that’s through new technologies or processes to improve performance.
An important part of the World Trade Organization will cease to function from midnight. December 10 is when the terms of two of the remaining three members of its Appellate Body expire. It is meant to have seven.
Productivity growth matters. In advanced economies over the past 15 years it has fallen by half.
The last Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index released in 2019 saw the result fall 3.5 points to 48.1, one of only three sub-50 results since 2015.