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Export order fears slow manufacturing growth says CBI

Fears over a slump in export orders has slowed the pace of manufacturing growth this quarter according to the latest CBI growth indicator.

Businesses are braced for a dip in new export orders this next quarter for the first time in four years, the CBI reported.The drop off was linked the Greek debt crisis, volatility in the Chinese stock market and ...
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Linde Safety Pilot helps prevent FLT accidents

When it comes to operating fork lift trucks, human error is the most common cause of accidents at work. An electronic driver assistance system from Linde Material Handling(MH), the Linde Safety Pilot, is now on hand to offer support. Via an 8" LCD screen in the operator's workstation, the Linde Safety Pilot helps the operator to control the work equipment safely and helps to avoid dangerous situations, minimising the risk of an accident and improving occupational safety.

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Investing in the future of North East manufacturers

Supporting Manufacturing & Engineering North East will enable his company to help manufacturers in the region find the right funding solutions, says Neil Lloyd, head of sales development, business and commercial at Lombard

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