ARTICLES RELATING TO MANUFACTURING

Annual SA manufacturing production surprises by growing 4.6% in April

2019-06-11 13:10

This is the biggest year-on-year percentage change in the volume of manufacturing production since June 2016.

Producer inflation rises to 6.5% in April on higher fuel prices

2019-05-30 14:34

The main contributor to the increase was higher fuel prices, with the price of petrol rising by 12.5% in the past year to April, while diesel costs 15.9% more.

Sweden 3D prints the world's first composite diamond

2019-05-22 18:02

A Swedish engineering group has 3D printed the world's first composite diamond.

SA could be renewables forerunner - expert

2019-05-18 10:29

There's no reason why SA shouldn't be among the forerunners in creative renewable energy solutions, according to the chief digital officer at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

SA factory confidence has worst start to year since 2009

2019-05-02 14:45

A gauge measuring sentiment in South Africa’s manufacturing industry rose to a three-month high in April but has had the worst start to the year since the financial crisis.

Forget robots, the future's biggest transformation will be on the roads

2019-04-30 05:45

And that doesn't necessarily mean self-driving cars, says Tyler Cowen.

Global stocks bounce as China manufacturing data smashes expectations

2019-04-01 12:23

Global markets are rallying after Chinese industrial data smashed predictions to paint a rosier-than-expected picture of the world economy.

Producer price inflation eases to 4.1% in January

2019-02-28 13:16

Inflation for manufacturers decreased 0.8% from December 2018 to 4.1% in January 2019.

SA Manufacturing PMI edges lower in January

2019-02-01 11:49

While the Absa Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index declined in January, a subindex tracking expected business conditions in six months’ time to rise.

These countries could be the surprise winners of the US-China trade war

2019-01-15 14:40

After 20 years of "Made in China," the country's reputation as the world's factory may be slowing. And investors are taking notice.

 

PICS: 7 unexpected things that can be 3D printed

2019-06-08 15:48

During a recent visit to engineering group Sandviken's headquarters in Sweden, Fin24 took a peek at some of the weird and wonderful items being 3D printed.

Sunday Read: Dark house to lighthouse - an industry leader's Eskom survival guide for SA

2019-05-26 09:30

Fin24 talks smart manufacturing - and how SA can solve the Eskom problem - with Magnus Ekbäck, VP Strategy & Business Development at Sandvik, which operates one of the world's 9 "lighthouse" factories chosen by the World Economic Forum.

How 10 key emerging technologies are changing manufacturing

2019-05-21 06:00

Here's how 10 movers and shakers see manufacturing changing in the 4th industrial revolution.

Drop in demand for gold jewellery - survey

2019-05-11 11:09

Gold jewellery manufacturing in the world declined 4% year-on-year to 2 129 tonnes in 2018, according to the recently released Refinitiv GFMS Gold Survey 2019.

Lack of load shedding signals positive outlook for business - index

2019-05-02 11:09

The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index for April 2019 rose 2.2 points to 47.2, the first increase following three months of decline.

Producer inflation up 6.2% in March, driven by food, fuel price increases

2019-04-25 20:31

The producer price inflation climbed to 6.2% in March, mainly driven by increases in fuel prices and manufactured food price inflation.

A year on, Trump's metals tariffs have more losers than winners

2019-03-24 16:03

Trade wars don’t seem to be as 'good, and easy to win' as US President Donald Trump promised a year ago when he imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Slump in German manufacturing orders set to fan recession fears

2019-02-06 10:21

German factory orders have unexpectedly dropped for a second month in December, adding to signs that Europe’s largest economy is facing a more protracted loss in momentum.

BOOK REVIEW: Quick custom hearing aids, printing an air force - manufacturing's new phase

2019-01-17 06:25

We are witnessing an epochal business shift that happens once a century, says Ian Mann.

Annual manufacturing production shows uptick in November - Stats SA

2019-01-10 13:36

Year-on-year increases in the production of beverages, diary products and motor vehicles resulted in a 1.6% increase in SA's total manufacturing production for November 2018.

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