The South African Reserve Bank has forecast zero percent growth for 2016. Some urgent steps are needed to get the country out of this hole.
The mantra of propping up manufacturing to save jobs is no substitute for a property industry policy focused on growth.
A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. It signals an era of huge change.
Companies could improve their profits 2-10% each year by saving energy, according to a world-first attempt to assess energy performance.
Steelmakers like Arrium need to move away from commodities and invest in steel products in growth industries.
Small nuclear reactors are one step closer to powering the UK's future energy requirements.
Developing countries, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, are urbanising without industrialising, a trajectory that leaves them with relatively higher poverty rates and share of slums.
Nigeria's economy is indeed under severe strain but sub-Saharn Africa's most populus nation won't solve its economic problems via an emergency national confab.
In the 1950s, Ghana was twice as rich as South Korea. It has since fallen a long way behind.
Researchers have found a way to turn cheap 3D printers into a simple method for making super-strong but light composite materials for things like aircraft.
Bringing firms and talent together can have a significant payoff beyond the basic submarine build.
Australia's economic complexity is declining and it's not a good thing.
Ten years ago, the English Potteries looked to be breathing their last. Their reinvention should bring hope to struggling manufacturing bases everywhere.
The ASX was rocked by a fall in China's sharemarket. But the fundamentals don't bear out the panic.
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
Australia has the frustrating distinction of repeatedly producing world-beating ideas - only to lose them overseas. Why can't we hold onto what we invent?
The nine science and research priorities will help focus and coordinate our efforts, and aid government departments in supporting the future of Australian science.
Australia has a bright future in advanced manufacturing, but it will be a turbulent transition that we need to manage carefully.
The amount our workers produce has been stagnant for a while now, but there is a boost to be had in increasing labour force involvement in their jobs and the business.
Zambia's drive to build its industrial capabilities has made steady progress. But it runs up against the history of economies that are dominated by mineral resources and landlocked countries.