coronavirus
Global Manufacturing

How the coronavirus will disrupt the Australian supply chain

* Updated 22nd February, 2020 It’s official: the World Health Organisation has announced coronavirus as a public-health emergency of international concern. The WHO also re-named the disease on February 11: to COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019”. Infections spread from China to more than 21,000 people around the world – which is more than the number of people […]

US-China trade war
Global Manufacturing

US-China trade war: which Australian manufacturers win or lose?

The USA and China escalated their trade war in August this year. What happened here as a result? Firstly, the Australian dollar immediately fell to its lowest value in more than a decade.  With the world’s two largest economies in conflict, the global economy is looking more volatile than ever, with declining sales across many industries.  […]