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Manufacturing & UK exports | Australia’s growth model | Sharing Economy

 
British manufacturing and exports remain strong
 
According to a report compiled by the EEF manufacturers’ body and accountancy firm BDO, the demand for manufacturing from European markets is particularly strong, with 61 per cent of companies surveyed reporting an upturn.
 
Optimism for future growth also rose, which led to the EEF revising its forecasts. Manufacturing is now set to expand by 1.3 per cent in 2017 and 0.5 per cent in 2018.
 
EEF chief economist, Lee Hopley, said: “Industry is reporting that output and orders have continued to head higher in recent months and the recovery in manufacturing globally is a big part of the story.
 
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Spotlight on Australia and Sustainable Development Goals
 
Research conducted by AlphaBeta and The Business and Sustainable Development Commission, shows that the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in four major global systems could generate incredible business opportunities.
 
Worldwide the SDGs (otherwise known as global goals, a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet) could unlock US$12 trillion of revenue by 2030 through 60 high-potential opportunities. With a new demand for environmental and social SDGs enforced by the UN, Australia has realised the need to transform their growth model to secure further growth.
 
The companies that are predicted to thrive will be those that seek to solve and adopt the sustainability agenda and actively use it to drive their business efficiencies and opportunities.
 
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The sharing economy is booming
 
The sharing economy is transforming business models in markets across the globe. The latest issue of DHL Delivered looks at how the consumption model is shifting and the opportunity the logistics industry has to support this.
 
From reselling and trading to crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, collaborative creation and consumption are reinventing how business is done. These are the latest insights from the DHL trend report: “Sharing Economy Logistics: Rethinking Logistics with Access over Ownership.
 
In the report, DHL explores the societal shift in consumption and focuses on the likely impact it would have on the movement of goods and last mile delivery. Ben Gesing, Project Manager, DHL Trend Research, says: “Logistics can play a huge role in reducing the transportation costs and friction consumers face when shipping goods.
 
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Thursday 08 June 2017

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