News archive from 8 April 2013

Wide Bay warned of Bruce Highway revamp delays

Wide Bay warned of Bruce Highway revamp delays

The Wide Bay region will receive more than $35 million worth of upgrades on the Bruce Highway in south-east Queensland.The Department of Transport and Main Roads says 12 new overtaking lanes will improve safety on danger zones between Maryborough and...

ABC News, 09:04 in Business
 
The Ninety Billion Nightmare - the real cost of the NBN rollout

The Ninety Billion Nightmare - the real cost of the NBN rollout

THE final cost of the NBN rollout could more than double and exceed $90 billion by the time it is finished, according to a new analysis contained in the Coalition's broadband policy. The Coalition policy claims retail prices charged to consumers would...

 
IMF chief Lagarde says euro here to stay

IMF chief Lagarde says euro here to stay

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the euro has a solid future as she expressed hopes no more EU countries will need bailouts. "I think the collective political will ... to maintain, defend, protect and enhance the monetary...

 
The Ninety Billion Nightmare - the real cost of the NBN rollout

The Ninety Billion Nightmare - the real cost of the NBN rollout

THE final cost of the NBN rollout could more than double and exceed $90 billion by the time it is finished, according to a new analysis contained in the Coalition's broadband policy. The Coalition policy claims retail prices charged to consumers would...

 
IMF chief Lagarde says euro here to stay

IMF chief Lagarde says euro here to stay

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the euro has a solid future as she expressed hopes no more EU countries will need bailouts. "I think the collective political will ... to maintain, defend, protect and enhance the monetary...

 
Prepare well for a family transfer

Prepare well for a family transfer

ABOUT four of every 10 Australian family businesses are preparing to transfer their wealth over the next five years but only about 40 per cent of them have a fully fleshed plan for the transfer, a report shows. In a survey of 320 Australian family...

 
Aussies ditch their life insurance

Aussies ditch their life insurance

THE number of Australians dumping their life insurance is at a decade high. About one in five are failing to renew life insurance, taken out either as an extension on their default cover in their super fund or through individual policies, insurers...

 
What to look for in a credit card

What to look for in a credit card

REWARDS points, interest-free days or low rates - what should you look for in a credit card? > Gen Y - Justine Davies AH credit cards. How ever did previous generations survive without those personal lines of credit at interest rates of up to 20...

 
Kids' vitamins hard to swallow

Kids' vitamins hard to swallow

THE variety of vitamins and supplements targeted at children is rapidly expanding, but medical professionals say it's a marketing ploy and parents are usually wasting their money. "Most children, the vast majority, the overwhelming majority, get...

 
Prepare well for a family transfer

Prepare well for a family transfer

ABOUT four of every 10 Australian family businesses are preparing to transfer their wealth over the next five years but only about 40 per cent of them have a fully fleshed plan for the transfer, a report shows. In a survey of 320 Australian family...

 
Postage costs soar by 30% as online retail booms

Postage costs soar by 30% as online retail booms

The prices of prepaid Australia Post packages have been raised by up to 30 per cent to take advantage of the online shopping boom. For the first time, most of Australia Post's revenue comes from parcels instead of letters, and 70 per cent of parcels...

 

Postage costs soar by 30% as online retail booms

Higher costs: The price of prepaid packages have risen. Photo: Glenn Hunt The prices of prepaid Australia Post packages have been raised by up to 30 per cent to take advantage of the online shopping boom. For the first time, most of Australia Post's...

 

Postage costs soar by 30% as online retail booms

Higher costs: The price of prepaid packages have risen. Photo: Glenn Hunt The prices of prepaid Australia Post packages have been raised by up to 30 per cent to take advantage of the online shopping boom. For the first time, most of Australia Post's...

TheAge, 09:28 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX set for soft start

9:30am: Boart Longyear's chief financial officer Joseph Raglan has agreed to leave the drilling company. The company said in a statement that it was a mutual decision and that Mr Raglan would remain at Boart Longyear to assist with the transition to...

 

Markets Live: ASX set for soft start

9:30am: Boart Longyear's chief financial officer Joseph Raglan has agreed to leave the drilling company. The company said in a statement that it was a mutual decision and that Mr Raglan would remain at Boart Longyear to assist with the transition to...

 
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