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|Sometimes, we can't see the big picture and we need a bit of perspective. This week, that insight comes from the International Monetary Fund, which is upbeat about its growth projections for the global economy.
The latest IMF outlook notes that "there is now no question mark over the world economy's gain in momentum".
The global lender is most buoyed about trade growth, which it sees as entering its "broadest synchronised upswing" of the last decade. Growth is tipped for 4% in 2017/8.
This optimism should be reflected in the next round of financial reports from the major materials handling businesses, with reports expected to appear from next week.
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|Toyota recognises forklift technicians Australasia News|
Moorebank, NSW National Toyota forklift retailer Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) recently recognised its technicians at a gala dinner on the Gold Coast.
Matthew White from TMHA's Melbourne branch was named ... [more]
|Second Amazon site identified Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic Online retail giant Amazon is believed to have secured a site for its Melbourne distribution centre within the M2 Industry Park in Dandenong.
ChannelNews reports that Amazon will be ... [more]
|OHS experts offer regional support Australasia News|
Melbourne, Vic WorkSafe Victoria is inviting small business owners in Ballarat, Geelong, Traralgon, Shepparton and Warrnambool to attend free workshops to speak one-on-one with OHS experts.
As part of the Small ... [more]
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|Jungheinrich clinches giant lithium-ion deal|
GERMANY Jungheinrich has received a major order for more than 1,000 lithium-ion vehicles. The manufacturer claims this is the largest order ever awarded for vehicles fitted with lithium-ion batteries anywhere in ... [more]
|Orders to rise in US - MHEDA|
UNITED STATES The latest quarterly market report from MHEDA and ITR Economics predicts that materials handling orders in the United States will continue to rise into early next year before the rate ... [more]
|Linde boosts intralogistics team|
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has named Markus Schmermund for the newly created position of vice president Intralogistic Solutions. In this capacity, he will set up a new team of experts to ... [more]
|MCFE opens Benelux rental centre|
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe (MCFE) has opened a new European rental and used truck centre in Almere, the Netherlands.
As part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary ... [more]
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|3,000th Noell goes�to�Antwerp|
GERMANY Konecranes, having manufactured straddle carriers at its Competence Centre in�W�rzburg, Germany since 1968 and supplied leading straddle carrier terminals around the globe, has delivered its 3,000th straddle carrier. The milestone ... [more]
|FMH relocates after 45 years|
UNITED STATES After months of extensive renovations, FMH Material Handling Solutions has opened its doors to the public at its new dealership, located at 5165 Vasquez Blvd. in Denver, Colorado. ... [more]
|JLG opens east coast parts centre�|
UNITED STATES JLG Industries has opened a new east coast parts distribution centre in Atlanta.
The 316,000 sqft. (29,350 sqm) distribution centre will stock more than 65,000 separate items. The parts ... [more]
|PM Rees chooses SANY|
UNITED KINGDOM The heavy lifting division of Cooper Handling has helped a well-established haulage, tank and garage services business to improve its ability to handle empty tanks by supplying the latest generation ... [more]
|KAUP debuts Discharging Device|
UNITED KINGDOM KAUP has launched a new Discharging Device, T167S, designed for emptying boxes on Euro pallets with a pallet frame and emptying grate boxes.
The Discharging Device has been developed ... [more]
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