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  1. 06.07.2016
    06.07.2016
    by      In
    Australia has a long history of technological innovation, but its status as a digital competitor has been falling sharply.
    Previously ranked ninth in the world for ‘Networked Readiness’, Australia recovered from a steep fall in 2014-15 to 16th place, but then fell to 18th place during the 2015-16... Read More
  2. 05.07.2016
    05.07.2016
    by      In
    The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI® ) has edged up 0.8 points to 51.8 points in June, taking the index into more expansionary territory.
    The June results have come after some expansionary conditions in May and marks a complete twelve months... Read More
  3. 30.06.2016
    30.06.2016
    by      In
    British and European stocks have fallen 3 percent, but Australia's markets fell by only 1 percent during the trading day, recovering later in the afternoon and avoiding the downwards trend of other markets.
    Shares in the big four banks have all risen by between 0.09 to 0.5 percent, and James Packer... Read More
  4. 27.06.2016
    27.06.2016
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    Shockwaves from Britain's surprising vote to leave the EU have rocked the world economy, but there are already signs of economic stabilisation.
    After the market fall on Friday that took over $55 billion from the Australian economy, trends have stabilised and economists are predicting a steady... Read More
  5. 20.06.2016
    20.06.2016
    by      In
    A new report from ANZ has issued a warning on lack of skilled labour across Australia by 2030, thanks to the shift from a predominantly mining economy, to a service one, and the increased ageing population.
    The report titled “Serving Australia’s Future” said that it expected Australia’s exports to... Read More
  6. 18.06.2016
    18.06.2016
    by      In
    In this Industry Update exclusive, solicitor Sam Saad, a commercial and property expert with Sydney law firm Clinch Long Letherbarrow examines two key legal issues which could save you valuable time and expense …
    Most commercial and industrial leases have a clause to the effect that the landlord... Read More
  7. 15.06.2016
    15.06.2016
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    Strong growth from transport-related infrastructure projects will help drive gradual improvement in the construction sector into 2017, a survey has found.
    The latest Australian Industry Group/Australian Constructors Association Construction Outlook survey forecasts that the value of turnover from... Read More
  8. 13.06.2016
    13.06.2016
    by      In
    British Steel, the UK-based manufacturer of premium steel products, has launched a revolutionary new rail product, which can withstand the rigours of being laid in some of the most corrosive of environments.
    The new product, Zinoco®, is a premium coated rail that can be installed in harsh... Read More
  9. 07.06.2016
    07.06.2016
    by      In
    Latest figures released by Safe Work Australia  show 63 reported workplace fatalities up to May 31 this year.
    This is 13 more workers killed at work since the previous update on May 12. 
    Industries with the most fatalities include:
    • 18 in the transport, postal and warehouse sector;• 19 in... Read More
  10. 07.06.2016
    07.06.2016
    by      In
    Australian manufacturing continued to expand in May, led by growth in the production of consumable goods like good and beverages.
    The Australian Industry Group's performance of manufacturing index was 51.0 in May, remaining above the 50-level indicating the sector is expanding.
    This was a fall of 2... Read More