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Australia's growing taste for bubbly

But it was the growth in vintage champagne, a champagne style produced exclusively from exceptional wines of a single harvest that has caught the French government's attention. The Comite Champagne said in 2012 Australia experienced ''unprecedented...

 
Australia's growing taste for bubbly

Australia's growing taste for bubbly

Latest figures from the Comite Champagne, the official website of the Champagne region in France, underline Australia's growing importance to French wine makers, with champagne sales increasing by a healthy 11.2 per cent in 2012 to 5.406 million...

 
Australia's growing taste for bubbly

Australia's growing taste for bubbly

Latest figures from the Comite Champagne, the official website of the Champagne region in France, underline Australia's growing importance to French wine makers, with champagne sales increasing by a healthy 11.2 per cent in 2012 to 5.406 million...

 

Markets Live: Tepid start ahead

9:30am: Here's what you need2know: SPI futures up 15 points to 5,224. AUD fetching 93.98 US cents, 91.98 yen, 69.44 euro cents, 58.00 pence On Wall St, Nasdaq +1.2%, Dow Jones +0.4%, S&P500 +0.8% In Europe, Eurostoxx +1.4%, FTSE100 flat, CAC...

 

Markets Live: Tepid start ahead

9:30am: Here's what you need2know: SPI futures up 15 points to 5,224. AUD fetching 93.98 US cents, 91.98 yen, 69.44 euro cents, 58.00 pence On Wall St, Nasdaq +1.2%, Dow Jones +0.4%, S&P500 +0.8% In Europe, Eurostoxx +1.4%, FTSE100 flat, CAC...

 

Day 1 of the shutdown: what happened

Federal workers and government functions have been divided between essential and non-essential services, and the effects will be felt in various ways - some acute, others barely noticeable. Here is a roundup of some of the impacts: FEDERAL WORKERS: As...

 

Look both ways before investing in property

First, I should disclose that I'm a property ''bear'', according to the official vernacular, since I'm not a buyer, although I'm not sure about a crash. Disclosure done, let's turn to the respective arguments. Imagine you've just sat down with a real...

 

Prepare well to deal in capital gains

He says it has so far been a ''success'', outperforming the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries, which has returned about 27 per cent over the period. But he has these home truths for those thinking about doing the same thing. ''The starting point is look at...

 

Terrors may hide in shadows

When his wife died, he tried to roll the high-interest credit-card debt into his mortgage. But lenders weren't keen on his sole-parent status. By the time he got a refinancing deal months later, his credit card debt had grown. The new mortgage would...

 

Buddy move shines spotlight on Sydney allowance

Hawthorn has until Friday week to match Sydney's estimated nine-year, $10 million offer for Franklin, once the free agency offer period commences, but the Hawks are restricted as the AFL pays the Swans and Greater Western Sydney an extra 9.8 per cent...

 

Day 1 of the shutdown: what happened

Federal workers and government functions have been divided between essential and non-essential services, and the effects will be felt in various ways - some acute, others barely noticeable. Here is a roundup of some of the impacts: FEDERAL WORKERS: As...

 

Look both ways before investing in property

First, I should disclose that I'm a property ''bear'', according to the official vernacular, since I'm not a buyer, although I'm not sure about a crash. Disclosure done, let's turn to the respective arguments. Imagine you've just sat down with a real...

 

Prepare well to deal in capital gains

He says it has so far been a ''success'', outperforming the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries, which has returned about 27 per cent over the period. But he has these home truths for those thinking about doing the same thing. ''The starting point is look at...

 

Terrors may hide in shadows

When his wife died, he tried to roll the high-interest credit-card debt into his mortgage. But lenders weren't keen on his sole-parent status. By the time he got a refinancing deal months later, his credit card debt had grown. The new mortgage would...

 

Buddy move shines spotlight on Sydney allowance

Hawthorn has until Friday week to match Sydney's estimated nine-year, $10 million offer for Franklin, once the free agency offer period commences, but the Hawks are restricted as the AFL pays the Swans and Greater Western Sydney an extra 9.8 per cent...

 
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