Tuesday 24th Oct, 2017
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Lightweight steel offering real alternative to aluminium

A range of lighter, stronger steels are being used more frequently in vehicle manufacturing, an industry long-dominated by aluminium. According…
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Kobe Steel embroiled in fake data scandal

Japan’s third-largest steelmaker Kobe Steel will cooperate with the U.S. Department of Justice after it announced strength certifications on its…
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Abbott compares climate action to trying to ‘appease volcano gods’

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his scepticism for climate change action, saying policies to tackle climate change could…
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June quarter big for mining exploration, investment

Australian miners more than doubled their exploration spend in the quarter ending June 30, 2017, according to newly-released analysis from…
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Iron ore, China steel boom have peaked, RBA says

The Reserve Bank of Australia says figures coming out of China suggest the country’s massive steel production boom, and subsequently…
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Hundreds of new coal plants around globe as Australia moves for closures

Data analysis from the National Party has pointed out over 500 coal-fired power stations are planned for construction around the…
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Engineers set to benefit from projects boom

A surge of major infrastructure projects is set to drive up wages in the engineering sector, with almost two-dozen multi-billion-dollar…
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Infrastructure boom to be bigger than housing, concrete boss says

Boral boss Mike Kane says growing infrastructure activity will last at least a decade, and will generate more spending than…
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