Jac Nasser, former President of Ford has spoken out about the dire state of Australia's dwindling auto-manufacturing industry. The BHP Billiton Chairman said a high dollar, high costs and excessive overseas capacity could lead to the demise of the industry
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Already at five driverless trucks at the Nammuldi mine, five more are scheduled to arrive on site within the next few weeks, and another three trucks are being assembled for Hope Downs 4
Marius Kloppers, BHP Billiton's current Chief Executive and Director, will be succeeded by Andrew Mackenzie, the company's Chief Executive Non-Ferrous
Gina Rinehart's list of suggestions for Rio Tinto's new CEO includes more investment in Hope Downs; the abolishment of the carbon tax and the Minerals Resources Rent Tax; and moving of Rio Tinto's headquarters from London to Perth
The world's third-largest mining company loses its boss by "mutual agreement with the board"
A sleek, compact Mercedes-Benz CLA coupe unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show will be marketed to budget-conscious youth buyers
A campaign to stop overworking Chinese factory employees goes global within 48 hours as the world reacts to the inside look into Apple's Foxconn manufacturing factory
The Australian arms of Ford and Toyota both faced deep job cuts this year
The company's West Angelas iron ore mine will become the resource industry's first site in the Asia Pacific region (outside China) to be equipped with the mobile broadband technology
The Australian arm of Canadian-based Franco Nevada, the world's largest buyer of gold royalties and stream, has advanced Aphrodite Gold $2.5 million to be used to move ahead with the company's pre-feasibility study on the Western Australian project site
This is the first case of forced redundancy in 15 years for the Australian car manufacturer
With Indian power producers keen on garnering coal assets to ensure fuel reliability in an increasingly unpredictable energy market, two major Indian conglomerates are in a race to corner some of the choicest coal blocks Australia has to offer
An eagerness on the part of the Australian media to only promote 'negative' manufacturing news is doing irreparable harm to the industry and creating a severe lack of confidence in the sector, claims ManufactureLink
By investing in its business class - as well as lucking out on weather - Brisbane-based Virgin Australia has posted a net profit of AU$22.8 million for the year
The Victoria-based manufacturer plans to cut 440 workers and slow daily production from 209 to 148 vehicles
The latest Dun & Bradstreet National Business Expectations Survey doesn't reveal good news about Australia's manufacturing industry
In addition to Australia's arms embargo, financial and travel sanctions on Syria, restricted or prohibited trade of oil, petroleum, financial services, telecommunications and precious metals will also be implemented
An increasing number of humpback whales - about 10 per cent more each year - are breeding just off the Queensland port areas, putting themselves and industry ships in danger of colliding
Rio Tinto may sell their diamond business, including Australia's pink gemstone producing Argyle Mine
The Environment Protection Authority will spend at least the next three years assessing the environmental impacts of underwater mining and exploration
Is Australia too small a country to support a profitable auto manufacturing industry?
The forestry company's stock, which hovered around the 10 cent mark for weeks, achieved its biggest gain since May 2010
Be mindful: Skelton Sherborne analyses what's ahead for the construction and mining industries
What does this mean for Australia manufacturing industry?
Manufacturing is found to be among Oz's expanding business sectors
BHP Billiton sells controlling interest in Canadian diamond mining exploration project to Peregrine
The Jaguar C-X75 combines cutting-edge technology, design and speed with incredibly low CO2 emissions
Exciting news for luxury car lovers who have been waiting for their version of the electric vehicle—Rolls Royce has announced that its first electric car will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1.
The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) failed to resolve a looming dispute with Qantas management in discussions late last night.
Global packaging firm Amcor has awarded Leighton Contractors a $110 million contract for the design and construction of civil & building infrastructure at the Botany B9 Paper Mill in Sydney.
Over $1.6 billion of work has been awarded to contractors to build Australia’s network infrastructure for the national broadband network over the next five years.
Global BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce sales gave the BMW Group its second-best sales year of all time in 2010, BMW Group said. Worldwide, sales of the luxury auto manufacturer’s automobiles rose 13.6 percent in 2010 to reach a total...
Following the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine debacle that forced Qantas to ground its A380 fleet in November, the airline said today it is resuming A380 services between Australia and Los Angeles on January 16. Qantas said that after extensive...
Sankar Narayan has been brought on board by Virgin Blue to control the company’s finances as its new Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of Fairfax Media and Foxtel, Narayan brings with him years of experience as a CFO. The announcement...
According to new research from Pike Research, 2011 will serve as an important test of commercial viability for the new electric vehicles. Electric vehicle (EV) market introductions will get into high gear in 2011, accompanied by the widespread arrival...
The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has ordered the GIRAFFE AMB multi-mission radar system and related services from Swedish defence and security company Saab for 550 MSEK. “We are very proud that the Giraffe AMB has been selected to...
Virgin Blue and Air New Zealand have been given conditional approval by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for a three year alliance for flights between Australia and New Zealand.
Despite a rocky couple of weeks due to the A380 engines, Qantas has made a more positive announcement.
Downer EDI is—yet again—delaying the delivery of the Waratah commuter trains to Sydney operator RailCorp, despite the promise that the first train would be ready this month. In November, Downer EDI Chief Executive Officer Grant Fenn said the trains...
Nearly 48 hours after US-owned bottled water giant Fiji Water announced it was closing its doors due to a tax disagreement with Fiji’s military government, the factory reopened Wednesday morning at 8 AM local time.
Western Australia Transport Minister Simon O’Brien officially opened Perth’s first electric car fast charging station at roadside assistance company R
Despite the recent issues with its Trent 900 engines on A380 aircrafts, Rolls-Royce will provide engine services for 50 of Emirates’ existing fleet of 152 wide-bodied aircrafts. The $1.2 billion contract provide TotalCare long term services support for Trent 700 engines that power 29 Airbus A330 aircrafts and Trent 800 engines powering 21 Boeing 777 aircrafts.
Qantas will recommence initial Airbus A380 operations on Saturday, following the mid-air engine explosion that forced the grounding of the A380 fleet three weeks ago.
There is little doubt that Qantas’ public relations department is working overtime to perform damage control following its fifth occurence since an engine exploded during a Sydney-bound flight from Singapore 11 days ago.
Boeing has suspended all test flights of its 787 Dreamliner fleet following an onboard fire that forced an emergency landing in Texas. Although the 42-man crew used emergency slides to evacuate and the aircraft landed safely, this is the latest incident that will delay the plane’s commercial debut since Boeing ordered over 800 Dreamliners almost three years ago.
While it has not been determined if the recall will extend to Australia, BMW has issued a recall in the US for certain 2007-2010 model year vehicles including some MY 2008 BMW Sports Activity Vehicles.