News archive from 8 September 2013

Apple ordered to modify e-book contracts

Apple ordered to modify e-book contracts

A US judge has ordered Apple to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies. The order was issued on Friday by federal Judge Denise...

 
G20 warns global recovery 'too weak'

G20 warns global recovery 'too weak'

G20 leaders warned on Friday that the global economic recovery is too weak, with the risk of a further slowdown and some emerging markets showing particular fragility. They also backed a "Saint Petersburg action plan" to boost growth and...

 
Jessica Irvine: Business confidence key to life after mining boom

Jessica Irvine: Business confidence key to life after mining boom

FORCES bigger than this election have taken hold of the Australian economy that will make governing a tricky task for the coming three years. The good news for mortgage holders is that interest rates are likely to remain low for quite some time. The...

 
Abbott's win 'great news' for East West Link: Napthine

Abbott's win 'great news' for East West Link: Napthine

The Premier Denis Napthine says the Federal Coalition win will help to secure the development of the East West Link.The Federal Coalition has pledged $1.5 billion to the $8b project. The proposed road will connect CityLink with the Eastern Freeway. Dr...

ABC News, 13:37 in Business
 
Why we care about things that don't matter

Why we care about things that don't matter

IF you've ever felt a sense of pure, unadulterated outrage brimming up inside over a seemingly trivial event, you're not alone. It turns out it's perfectly natural to get worked up over trivial issues while remaining unmoved over complex events - it...

 
Norway faces problem of too much oil money ahead of elections

Norway faces problem of too much oil money ahead of elections

Norway, which goes to the polls tomorrow, faces a strange problem: too much money.The Nordic country, an island of prosperity in ailing Europe, faces an embarrassment of riches as it tries to figure out how to spend its huge pile of oil money without...

ABC News, 15:30 in Business
 
Big change in party, little in policy

Big change in party, little in policy

A standard delusion of election campaigns is that the Coalition portrays itself as standing for lower taxes, higher spending and lower budget deficits. And Tony Abbott seemed to be cutting taxes big time, abolishing the carbon tax and the mining tax...

 

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it

The brand has turned to ''crowdsourcing'' to determine its next limited edition release, inviting fans of the brand all over the world - including about 400 from Australia - to taste three contenders and vote for their favourite. Once the thousands of...

 

Spray day for an outraged Kouk

Koukoulas was tweeting as Rudd gave a long concession speech to a cheering crowd who at times seemed unaware that the Labor Party had been flogged and Liberal leader Tony Abbott was to be Australia's next prime minister. ''Time now for Rudd to leave...

 

Banks use tax havens to conceal

Is it that the bank has diversified its island operations between the Caribbean Sea, the Indian Ocean and the English Channel in case there is a tsunami? No, this significant island presence is complemented by 14 entities in Luxembourg, 58 in Ireland...

 
Big change in party, little in policy

Big change in party, little in policy

A standard delusion of election campaigns is that the Coalition portrays itself as standing for lower taxes, higher spending and lower budget deficits. And Tony Abbott seemed to be cutting taxes big time, abolishing the carbon tax and the mining tax...

 

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it

The brand has turned to ''crowdsourcing'' to determine its next limited edition release, inviting fans of the brand all over the world - including about 400 from Australia - to taste three contenders and vote for their favourite. Once the thousands of...

 
Big change in party, little in policy

Big change in party, little in policy

A standard delusion of election campaigns is that the Coalition portrays itself as standing for lower taxes, higher spending and lower budget deficits. And Tony Abbott seemed to be cutting taxes big time, abolishing the carbon tax and the mining tax...

 

Spray day for an outraged Kouk

Koukoulas was tweeting as Rudd gave a long concession speech to a cheering crowd who at times seemed unaware that the Labor Party had been flogged and Liberal leader Tony Abbott was to be Australia's next prime minister. ''Time now for Rudd to leave...

 

Bloody tale of price fixing flushes out 1920s mobster

For more than four years CSL, which produces and supplies life-saving blood plasma around the world, has faced allegations from a handful of hospitals that it orchestrated a cartel along with its major competitors to fix the price of plasma in the...

 
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