Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:31 AM EST

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

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York
Global Markets Overview – 4/24/14

By IG Markets

The equity rally we've been seeing in the US finally came to a halt on the back of mixed earnings and some disappointing economic data. The US flash manufacturing PMI and new home sales both missed estimates and contributed to dampening sentiment. (9:14 am)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IPHONE, GOLD, DOW JONES, WESTPAC, FTSE

A man monitors stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 4/24/14

By Comsec

In US economic data, new home sales fell by 14.5% to a 384,000 annual rate in March, an 8-month low and below the market expectation for a result near 450,000. The Markit manufacturing index eased from 55.5 to 55.4 in April, below forecasts for a result near 56. (9:10 am)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, UNEMPLOYMENT, DOW JONES, FTSE, CRUDE OIL

ASX 1
Australian Stock Market Report – Evening 4/23/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket maintained most of its gains this afternoon to close near six-year highs and improve for the fifth straight day. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) closed above the 5,500 point mark for the first time in 2014, with the XAO rising by 0.64 per cent to 5502.2. (6:12 pm)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RIO TINTO

Gold Slips Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data; on Track for Third Weekly Loss
Gold Hovers Near 2-1/2 Month Lows on Firm Equities, Fund Outflows

By Reuters

Gold was steady but near its lowest in more than two months on Wednesday, with stronger equities denting the metal's safe-haven appeal and outflows from bullion funds showing weak investor appetite. (2:45 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, EXISTING HOME SALES, ELECTIONS, INVESTMENT

Galaxy S5
Galaxy S5 Prime (Codename KQ) Confirmed to Sport QHD 2K Display, Exynos SoC 20nm Chip & Intel LTE Cat6 on Release Date

By IBTimes AU

The Galaxy S5 Prime release date seems nearing reality very soon as a new report pointed to key confirmed specs of the premium Samsung flagship smartphone. (2:36 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, BROADBAND, INTEL, MALI, SMARTPHONE

Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asian Stocks Flat after China PMI Meets Expectations

By Reuters

Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation in that country's economy. (2:32 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, WESTPAC, JAPAN, PFIZER

Australian Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/23/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is improving for the fifth day, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) up by 0.5 per cent. A little earlier, the All Ords was trading above the 5500pt mark for only the second time this calendar year. (1:31 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RIO TINTO

A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in downtown Shanghai September 10, 2013.REUTERS/Aly Song
Apple 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Delayed Until 2015

By IBTimes AU

Apple is set to roll out two iPhone models in 2014. The company will have a 4.7-inch screen and the other will have a 5.5-inch display, as claimed by earlier reports. (12:48 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, IPAD, SMARTPHONE

Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop (L) welcomes Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer with a handshake at a Nokia event in London in this February 11, 2011 file photograph.
Microsoft to Seal Nokia Deal, Will Nokia Phone be Renamed as Microsoft Mobile?

By IBTimes AU

Nokia has announced in a press release the company will wrap up its $7.9 billion deal with Microsoft on April 25. (12:41 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, NOKIA CORPORATION, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

iPhone 6 Release Date in September; Phablet Launch Next Year?

By IBTimes AU

iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch screen is reportedly gunning for a September release date. (12:36 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, IPAD, SMARTPHONE