News archive from 6 March 2013

Business leaders question Labor's fiscal strategy

Business leaders question Labor's fiscal strategy

The Business Council is urging the Federal Government to rethink its fiscal strategy in order to pay for big health and education promises.Labor wants to deliver surpluses on average but after promising one in the last budget, it is not likely to...

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Standard Chartered 2012 net profit flat

STANDARD Chartered has posted net profit of $US4.79 billion ($A4.73 billion) for 2012 after the British lender was hit with a multi-million-dollar fine over a US sanctions probe. The figure compared to a $US4.75 billion net profit in 2011, the...

 

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MALVERN Medical conglomerate Southern Health will occupy a 4000-square-metre building in Malvern in what is tipped to be one of the largest leasing deals in the suburban office market in the last year. Jones Lang LaSalle's Joshua Tebb negotiated the...

 

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MALVERN Medical conglomerate Southern Health will occupy a 4000-square-metre building in Malvern in what is tipped to be one of the largest leasing deals in the suburban office market in the last year. Jones Lang LaSalle's Joshua Tebb negotiated the...

 

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Marriott, IKEA team up to launch new hotel

US hotel chain Marriott says it is teaming up with Swedish furniture giant IKEA to launch a new budget hotel brand in Germany and Europe, called Moxy Hotels. Over the next 10 years, 150 low-cost hotels will be opened in 10 countries, Marriott chief...

 
Market wrap

Market wrap

Leases MALVERN Medical conglomerate Southern Health will occupy a 4000-square-metre building in Malvern in what is tipped to be one of the largest leasing deals in the suburban office market in the last year. Jones Lang LaSalle's Joshua Tebb...

 

Dow index spikes to all-time record

THE Dow Jones Industrial Average has surged to a new all-time high as trade opened, surpassing the record set more than five years ago. Ten minutes into trade the Dow was at 14,222.13, up 94 points and well past the previous intraday high of 14,198.10...

 
A wealthy future is within reach

A wealthy future is within reach

Saving more and spending less aren't the only ways to wealth, though they sure help. Even then, how you save and what you buy will eventually count for more. Investing early and often, not to mention avoiding common mistakes, will get you on top...

 
Beware the siren call of holiday havens

Beware the siren call of holiday havens

Now the Christmas holidays are well and truly behind us and it is back to the grind, our minds can turn to whether we should buy our own little holiday heaven. While buying a weekender by the seaside can be a great investment, the potential trap is it...

 

Houdini conjures a magic result

''I nearly fell over when I discovered what was in there,'' Jones recalls. ''She told me she had even been thinking about throwing it out.'' Once he'd picked up his jaw from the floor, Jones told the woman that what she had was indeed worth something....

 
Melbourne landlords tempt tenants with generous incentives

Melbourne landlords tempt tenants with generous incentives

Landlords are having to rebate office rents by more than a quarter of their value to attract tenants as the vacancy rate rises in Melbourne's central business district. In contrast, incentives in Sydney have stabilised as vacancy rates contract,...

 
Influence of Star Wars princess lives on

Influence of Star Wars princess lives on

The Star Wars series of the 1970s, staring Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, would seem to be a world away from apartment living in Melbourne. However, Princess Leia's influence on architect Callum Fraser, a director of Elenberg Fraser, played a major...

 
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