News archive from 1 April 2013

Video stores do it tough against online competition

Video stores do it tough against online competition

For more than 20 years, the Network Video store at Paddington in Brisbane's inner-west has been something of a cultural institution for film buffs.But owner Simon Shaw says his customers are increasingly buying and renting movies online. He says he...

ABC News, 10:00 in Business
 

Sky's the limit for Aussie pie chain

Former Wall Street banker Wayne Homschek and wife Betty Fong, a retail and fashion design specialist, founded Pie Face in 2003 after Homschek left his job following the dot-com crash. There are now 78 stores in Australia, which make 3.6 million pies...

 
Sky's the limit for Aussie pie chain

Sky's the limit for Aussie pie chain

A desire to have a greater share of the pie is driving the offshore growth of bakery café Pie Face. It has opened three stores in New York’s Manhattan district and five more are planned for the end of July. Talks regarding store openings are also...

 
Sky's the limit for Aussie pie chain

Sky's the limit for Aussie pie chain

A desire to have a greater share of the pie is driving the offshore growth of bakery café Pie Face. It has opened three stores in New York’s Manhattan district and five more are planned for the end of July. Talks regarding store openings are also...

 
Giving work your all leaves you nothing, writes Angela Mollard

Giving work your all leaves you nothing, writes Angela Mollard

TULIPS, fields and fields of them - as poised as soldiers in that perfect moment between bud and full-bloom. And there I am, in the middle, pictured on a precious holiday in Amsterdam with my parents. I can barely look at the photograph now. Hours...

 

Market to focus on RBA meeting and data

A HOST of economic data and an interest rate announcement from the central bank is expected to be the major focus on the local market in the week ahead. Australian markets reopen after the Easter break on Tuesday, when the Reserve Bank of Australia...

 
Giving work your all leaves you nothing, writes Angela Mollard

Giving work your all leaves you nothing, writes Angela Mollard

TULIPS, fields and fields of them - as poised as soldiers in that perfect moment between bud and full-bloom. And there I am, in the middle, pictured on a precious holiday in Amsterdam with my parents. I can barely look at the photograph now. Hours...

 

More Aussies saving: survey

HOUSEHOLD finances are improving, and more than 45 per cent of Australians are managing to save money, according to a St George Bank and Melbourne Institute survey. The quarterly Household Financial Conditions Report, which surveyed 1200 respondents...

 
AGL under fire for lax emissions checks

AGL under fire for lax emissions checks

There are calls for energy company AGL to be investigated and prosecuted for allegedly failing to monitor emissions at one of its plants for four years.The Scenic Hills Association is urging the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority to...

ABC News, 10:58 in Business
 
Frame the debate over tax on super: Crean

Frame the debate over tax on super: Crean

Federal Labor backbencher Simon Crean has renewed his warning about making retrospective changes to the tax treatment of superannuation.There are growing signs the Government will use the May budget to scale back some of the tax breaks available to...

ABC News, 10:58 in Business
 

Rates, economics data to influence ASX

A host of economic data and an interest rate announcement from the central bank is expected to be the major focus on the local market in the week ahead. Australian markets reopen after the Easter break on Tuesday, when the Reserve Bank of Australia...

 

Rates, economics data to influence ASX

A host of economic data and an interest rate announcement from the central bank is expected to be the major focus on the local market in the week ahead. Australian markets reopen after the Easter break on Tuesday, when the Reserve Bank of Australia...

TheAge, 11:02 in Business
 

Rates, economics data to influence ASX

A host of economic data and an interest rate announcement from the central bank is expected to be the major focus on the local market in the week ahead. Australian markets reopen after the Easter break on Tuesday, when the Reserve Bank of Australia...

 
Joyce hails Emirates partnership

Joyce hails Emirates partnership

Qantas chief Alan Joyce has described the airline's new partnership with Emirates as a "seismic shift" in the global aviation industry. The partnership, which was approved by the competition watchdog last week, will see flights on Qantas's...

ABC News, 11:28 in Business
 
Market to focus on RBA meeting and data

Market to focus on RBA meeting and data

A host of economic data and an interest rate announcement from the central bank is expected to be the major focus on the local market in the week ahead. Australian markets reopen after the Easter break on Tuesday, when the Reserve Bank of Australia...

SBS, 11:51 in Business
 
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