News archive from 4 August 2013

The great de-electrifcation

By Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne One of the certainties in the energy business used to be the regular year-in, year-out rise in demand for electricity [1]. Up until about 6 years ago, demand growth could be counted on with metronomic...

SBS, 14:13 in Business
 
Animal feed in Australia exposed to New Zealand's botulism scare

Animal feed in Australia exposed to New Zealand's botulism scare

New Zealand company Fonterra says Australia's exposure to contaminated whey protein has been restricted to animal feed.Australia is one of seven countries which has received the Fonterra product which could be tainted by bacteria causing the...

ABC News, 20:44 in Business
 

Banks told to absorb levy costs

As the industry peak body called for the 0.05 per cent levy to be scrapped, Mr Bowen said big banks could choose to cover the cost as a ''modest'' contribution to a deposit guarantee that had helped them make collective profits of $92 billion over the...

 

Banks told to absorb levy costs

As the industry peak body called for the 0.05 per cent levy to be scrapped, Mr Bowen said big banks could choose to cover the cost as a ''modest'' contribution to a deposit guarantee that had helped them make collective profits of $92 billion over the...

 

Banks told to absorb levy costs

As the industry peak body called for the 0.05 per cent levy to be scrapped, Mr Bowen said big banks could choose to cover the cost as a ''modest'' contribution to a deposit guarantee that had helped them make collective profits of $92 billion over the...

 

Hastings in $1.2b Irish gas deal

The acquisition of Phoenix Natural Gas from Terra Firma follows a period of growth in the business, with more than £100 million spent to extend its reach in its service area. Terra Firma bought Phoenix for an estimated £450 million in 2005, and has...

 

New China syndrome: keep inflation low

Immediately after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, China unveiled a ¥4 trillion ($720 billion) stimulus package. The economy rebounded quickly, with the growth rate soaring to 12.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2010. To rein in a...

 

Women 'appy to bank on the iPad

As lenders seek to win new customers with banking technology, Westpac says 44.6 per cent of the women using its iPad banking application in the past year were aged under 29. In comparison, 30 per cent of men under 29 were using the app since it was...

 

LinkedIn debut goes pear-shaped

While it touched on all the usual points - the hair-raising descent to Hong Kong's old Kai Tak Airport, China's industrialisation, the need to understand the region - CBD was more intrigued by Smith's declaration that a quote from Chinese communist...

 

Tax Office flags concern at 'phoenix' plan by Lisa Ho

The accusation comes after external administrators sold the rights to the Lisa Ho apparel brand for an undisclosed amount to a new company recently founded by the fashionista. ATO representative Thilaga Prabhakharan raised the agency's concerns at a...

 
Auction rate defies traditional winter cool down

Auction rate defies traditional winter cool down

Melbourne has shrugged off the usual midwinter property doldrums with the auction market at its healthiest in three years, turning in a 74 per cent clearance rate. Not even the prospect of an election has deterred buyers although agents have suggested...

 
Scoot, Tigerair Australia start talks on relationship

Scoot, Tigerair Australia start talks on relationship

Singapore Airlines' budget offshoot, Scoot, has opened the door to a tie-up with Tigerair Australia following Virgin Australia gaining control of the latter. A year after it began flying, Scoot has begun preliminary talks with Tigerair Australia about...

 

Top-shelf spirits the tipple of choice as taste for Bundy and Coke sours

Through difficult economic times, the prospect of bloated government debt and worsening unemployment, Australians are turning to drink, but counter-intuitively they are reaching more and more for premium labels that command a higher price to drown...

 

Banking on a clean slate

As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Australia would go to the polls in just under five weeks, the business community welcomed the certainty of an election date and called for parties to focus on policies to bolster the economy. Myer chief executive...

 

Newcrest open to predators

The Chinese worked in groups, they worked hard, and they were generally more organised and more frugal than the rest - just the sort of thing to infuriate a surly Aussie pan-handler. Fomenting the racist sentiment were debates raging in state...

 
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