News archive from 2 August 2013

Bank levy a revenue grab, says coalition

A levy on bank deposits, an increase in tobacco tax and more help for the car industry will be among the key features of the Rudd government's mini-budget when it's released on Friday. Treasurer Chris Bowen and Finance Minister Penny Wong will release...

SBS, 09:07 in Business
 

US factory, jobless data point to firming economy

US factory activity jumped to a two-year high in July and first-time applications for jobless benefits hit a 5

TheAge, 09:09 in Business
 
Former premier calls on State Government to invest more to make Fremantle second major WA city

Former premier calls on State Government to invest more to make Fremantle second major WA city

The former Labor Premier, Peter Dowding, says the State Government needs to do more to develop Fremantle as WA's second major city. Mr Dowding, who is a Fremantle resident, has come out in broad support of the Premier's plan to slash the number of...

ABC News, 09:14 in Business
 

US factory, jobless data point to firming economy

US factory activity jumped to a two-year high in July and first-time applications for jobless benefits hit a 5

 

US factory, jobless data point to firming economy

The burst of strength in the economy as the third quarter started keeps on track expectations that the Federal Reserve will start reducing its monetary stimulus later this year. "The future growth outlook remains on a highly positive trajectory,...

 

US factory, jobless data point to firming economy

US factory activity jumped to a two-year high in July and first-time applications for jobless benefits hit a 5

 
Positive US employment and manufacturing data boost global markets

Positive US employment and manufacturing data boost global markets

Strong jobs and manufacturing data in the United States has boosted Wall Street to record levels overnight.Official figures show first-time claims for jobless benefits have fallen to their lowest level in more than five years. And manufacturing picked...

ABC News, 09:22 in Business
 

US factory, jobless data point to firming economy

The burst of strength in the economy as the third quarter started keeps on track expectations that the Federal Reserve will start reducing its monetary stimulus later this year. "The future growth outlook remains on a highly positive trajectory,...

 
Movie rights deal makes author a happy, little Vegemite

Movie rights deal makes author a happy, little Vegemite

Vegemite is to be spread across the big screen after the inventor's grandson sold the movie rights to his book.Queensland's Jamie Callister is the author of the book, The Man Who Invented Vegemite. It tells the story of his grandfather, a chemist, who...

ABC News, 09:28 in Business
 

US factory, jobless data point to firming economy

The burst of strength in the economy as the third quarter started keeps on track expectations that the Federal Reserve will start reducing its monetary stimulus later this year. "The future growth outlook remains on a highly positive trajectory,...

 
Small business calls for more government backing as others sack workers

Small business calls for more government backing as others sack workers

A small manufacturing business has criticised the Tasmanian Government for restricting its ability to expand.In a week when more than 180 job losses have been announced in the sector, a Launceston business says it is struggling to expand. Roadside...

ABC News, 09:32 in Business
 

Comment: Is the US economy on the mend?

By Geoffrey Garrett New figures released from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show it has grown by an annualised rate of 1.7% in the third quarter, modestly above expectations. The IMF's recent annual report on the US economy has also gave it a...

SBS, 09:39 in Business
 
Execution drug shortage as manufacturers limit production amid protests

Execution drug shortage as manufacturers limit production amid protests

The US state of Texas is running out of the drug used to execute prisoners, as companies that manufacture the substances limit production amid international protests. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice released a statement to the...

 

Execution drug shortage as manufacturers limit production amid protests

A Texas death chamber ... the US stats is running out of its lethal injection drug. Photo: AP The US state of Texas is running out of the drug used to execute prisoners, as companies that manufacture the substances limit production amid international...

 

Execution drug shortage as manufacturers limit production amid protests

A Texas death chamber ... the US stats is running out of its lethal injection drug. Photo: AP The US state of Texas is running out of the drug used to execute prisoners, as companies that manufacture the substances limit production amid international...

TheAge, 09:57 in Business
 
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