News archive from 1 May 2013

Gifts for babies, pups for Yahoo! workers

"We've been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work," a spokesman for the company said. "Over the last several months, we've introduced new benefits like free food to make Yahoos' days easier, new smartphones to...

 

Bitterness in Cyprus as bailout squeaks through

With a razor-thin majority of just two votes, MPs approved terms accompanying €10 billion ($12.7 billion) in aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. In a show of hands, 29 MPs from the three parties in the centre-right...

 

Gifts for babies, pups for Yahoo! workers

"We've been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work," a spokesman for the company said. "Over the last several months, we've introduced new benefits like free food to make Yahoos' days easier, new smartphones to...

 

Bitterness in Cyprus as bailout squeaks through

With a razor-thin majority of just two votes, MPs approved terms accompanying €10 billion ($12.7 billion) in aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. In a show of hands, 29 MPs from the three parties in the centre-right...

 
Government passes laws to outsource Qld rail services

Government passes laws to outsource Qld rail services

The State Government has passed laws that change Queensland Rail from a Government-owned corporation to a statutory authority.The organisation will now be known as the Queensland Rail Transit Authority (QRTA). Transport Minister Scott Emerson says the...

ABC News, 09:18 in Business
 

Gifts for babies, pups for Yahoo! workers

"We've been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work," a spokesman for the company said. "Over the last several months, we've introduced new benefits like free food to make Yahoos' days easier, new smartphones to...

 

Bitterness in Cyprus as bailout squeaks through

With a razor-thin majority of just two votes, MPs approved terms accompanying €10 billion ($12.7 billion) in aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. In a show of hands, 29 MPs from the three parties in the centre-right...

 

Kathmandu enjoys autumn despite warmth

SHARES in Kathmandu have risen 2.2 per cent after the outdoor equipment retailer said it kept its pace of sales growth through the third quarter, without firming up annual earnings guidance. The Christchurch, New Zealand-based retail chain lifted...

 

Aust bonds weaker as stocks rally

AUSTRALIAN bond futures prices are lower following gains on equity markets. RBC Capital Markets fixed interest rate strategist Michael Turner said bond prices initially moved higher during the overnight session due, in part, to end-of-the-month buying...

 

Aust manufacturing slowdown worsens

THE slowdown in Australia's manufacturing industry worsened in April, with activity in the sector contracting at the fastest rate in four years. The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) shows the manufacturing...

 
Another miner shuts down gold project over costs

Another miner shuts down gold project over costs

A mining group is warning more West Australian gold producers could be forced to slash their operations as low prices and rising costs hit hard. Goldfields miner Focus Minerals announced it is shutting down its Laverton Gold project from the end of...

ABC News, 09:42 in Business
 
Manufacturing slumps to GFC lows

Manufacturing slumps to GFC lows

Manufacturing activity slumped in April to the lowest level since the height of the global financial crisis in May 2009.The Australian Industry Group's Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) was down 7.7 points last month to 36.7, well below the key...

ABC News, 09:50 in Business
 

Digital fees pay off for New York Times

THE Wall Street Journal remains the top-selling US daily newspaper, but The New York Times has surpassed USA Today for second, thanks to an expansion into digital subscriptions, new figures show. The Journal's weekday circulation averaged 2.38 million...

 

Case grows for interest rate cut

An end to the cycle? Predictions about an end to the Reserve Bank's easing cycle in the past two months have reversed in recent weeks, as continued soft economic data points to an increased chance the central bank could lower rates for the first time...

TheAge, 09:53 in Business
 
Case grows for interest rate cut

Case grows for interest rate cut

Predictions about an end to the Reserve Bank's easing cycle in the past two months have reversed in recent weeks, as continued soft economic data points to an increased chance the central bank could lower rates for the first time this year. The case...

 
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