Manufacturing news briefs – stories you may have missed

Phoslock wins Rio contract Large-scale water treatment company Phoslock has won a $2 million contract to clean up one of Rio de Janiero’s main drinking water reservoirs. The company, which does most of its business in highly-polluted Chinese waterways, will bind and remove phosphorous from the reservoir operated by utility Cia Estadual de Águas e…

Crunch time for the economy – check your business risks and buckle up

It has been an unprecedented period of economic growth in Australia. Decades of continuous growth has made us little used to managing for the risks of an economic downturn or recession. But Australia’s economic good luck is running out, with the main economic indicators all running down since the global financial crisis, a salutary economic…