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Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale.

Headlines Around the Web

Sanjay Jha new CEO of chip co Globalfoundries

Jan 08 - The Times of India

Boeing union approves new contract

Jan 05 - MarketWatch

New investment projects hit nadir

Jan 04 - The Times of India

PMI raises worries over French economy

Jan 03 - Financial Times

Manufacturing falls as share of output

Dec 23 - Financial Times

Sluggish economy hits loans

Dec 22 - The Times of India

Articles About Manufacturing

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Nvidia Launches the Ultimate Tablet for Gamers

By IBTimes AU

Nvidia Corp., an American global technology company, releases its ultimate tablet for gamers—the Shield tablet last Tuesday. (3:35 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ARCHITECTURE, ANDROID

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Delayed Galaxy Note 4 Release Date, Plastic-Wrapped Galaxy Alpha Likely as Samsung Internal Quarrel Intensifies – Reports

By IBTimes AU

Could it be that the Galaxy Note 4 release date will be delayed while the rumoured Galaxy Alpha or Galaxy F will remain housed in plastic instead of metal, no thanks to tension brewing between top Samsung executives? (2:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, SOUTH KOREA, SMARTPHONE

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Australian Dollar Outlook - 25 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar kicked higher yesterday after China's flash manufacturing data as reported by HSBC for July rose to 52 from last month's figure of 50.7. (11:22 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, IMF, HSBC, GDP, JAPAN

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Separate iPhone 6 Release Dates for 4.7-Inch, 5.5-Inch Models Confirmed as Apple’s Unique Sales Strategy – Report

By IBTimes AU

The rumoured iPhone 6 release date on September 2014 is likely to deliver only the 4.7-inch build as the phablet-size 5.5-inch model will not get unpacked until a few a months after, the latest buzz from Asia suggests. (10:12 am)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, IPAD

Unemployment
Global Markets Overview – July 25, 2014

By IG Markets

While equities continue to extend their gains, sentiment appears to be a bit mixed as the major currency pairs maintain some tight ranges. While there were a few developments overnight, the dominant theme remained US corporate earnings and optimism around an improving global manufacturing picture. (9:17 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, FTSE, CATERPILLAR

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 25, 2014

By Comsec

US economic data: New home sales fell by 8.1% in June - the biggest decline in almost a year. US jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 284,000 - the lowest level in nearly 8½-years. US Flash PMI fell from 57.3 to 56.3 in July, below analyst expectations for a reading of 57.5. (8:54 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, IMF, FTSE, CATERPILLAR, TWITTER

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Apple iPad Mini Air: Three Fresh Features on the Smart Tablet to Wait for

By IBTimes AU

It seems that the Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is engineering not just the iPhone 6. Words of the next generation iPad which will be so called "iPad Mini Air" is slowly making its way into the rumours and starting to pop up regularly on the reports. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, JAPAN, IPAD, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE

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Australian Stock Market Report –Afternoon July 24, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market closed higher again today boosted by the better than expected "Flash" Chinese manufacturing data for July. The HSBC China flash Purchasing Managers' Indexes (PMI) for July hit a 18month high up 52.0 boosted by new orders up from 50. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES

HSBC
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 24, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market opened stronger today as expected and by lunch the market had been boosted by the better than expected "Flash" Chinese manufacturing data for July. The HSBC China flash Purchasing Managers' Indexes (PMI) for July hit a 18month high up 52. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES

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Global Markets Overview – July 24, 2014

By IG Markets

It was another positive night for equities, with gains through European and US trade mainly driven by optimism around US corporate earnings. Geopolitical risk was largely ignored yet again with traders favouring equities. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, HSBC, FTSE, TWITTER