News archive from 9 May 2013

Burke to consider UNESCO reef report in port assessments

Burke to consider UNESCO reef report in port assessments

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke says he will take UNESCO's recent report on the health of the Great Barrier Reef into account when he assesses port development proposals in Queensland.Among them is the proposal to dredge Trinity Inlet in...

ABC News, 09:01 in Business
 

NAB half-year profit grows by 23 per cent

National Australia Bank's half year net profit has grown by 23 per cent to $2.52 billion. The net profit growth was due mainly to changes in fair value of assets and adjustments for treasury shares. NAB's cash profit, the bank's preferred measure of...

SBS, 09:04 in Business
 

Aust 3yr bonds weaker ahead of jobs data

AUSTRALIAN three-year bond futures prices are slightly lower ahead of the release of key monthly employment figures. RBC Capital Markets fixed interest strategist Su-Lin Ong said it had been a quiet night of trading ahead of the jobs data's release....

 
Power goes out at Brisbane airport

Power goes out at Brisbane airport

There are power supply problems at the domestic terminal at Brisbane airport.Back-up generators were activated when electricity was lost about 8:30am (AEST). The Brisbane Airport Corporation says it is causing no operational issues. Energex crews are...

ABC News, 09:09 in Business
 
AgForce pleads for South Korea free trade deal

AgForce pleads for South Korea free trade deal

Rural lobby group AgForce says the Federal Government needs to place a priority on finalising a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea to help struggling cattle producers.The United States already has an FTA with the country and tariffs on its...

ABC News, 09:09 in Business
 

NAB profits soar, dividend rises

NAB recorded a $2.92 billion profit in the latest half, an increase of 3.1 per cent on the past year. Helped by solid growth in its personal lending business, NAB also raised its interim dividend by 3c to 93c a share. The result was slightly better...

 

China, German data, euro gains rallies stocks

Stocks on Wall Street rose after early declines and closed on a surge, a pattern crude oil tried to follow. The U.S. crude benchmark gained 1 per cent, but North Sea Brent fell a tad as concerns persisted over global demand. China's daily crude...

 

German industry grows in March as economy gears up slowly

Output jumped by 1.2 per cent on the month in March - beating even the highest forecast of 0.8 per cent in a Reuters poll -after an upwardly revised 0.6 per cent increase in February as factories churned out more goods and energy production rose. On...

 
Man Utd shares dive - is it a chance to score?

Man Utd shares dive - is it a chance to score?

Manchester United shares - which trade on Wall Street - were down 4 per cent after the opening bell in New York overnight, wiping about $US123 million ($A121 million) off the group's valuation as investors reacted to news that manager Sir Alex...

 

NAB profits soar, dividend rises

NAB recorded a $2.92 billion profit in the latest half, an increase of 3.1 per cent on the past year. Helped by solid growth in its personal lending business, NAB also raised its interim dividend by 3c to 93c a share. The result was slightly better...

 

NAB profits soar, dividend rises

NAB recorded a $2.92 billion profit in the latest half, an increase of 3.1 per cent on the past year. Helped by solid growth in its personal lending business, NAB also raised its interim dividend by 3c to 93c a share. The result was slightly better...

 

China, German data, euro gains rallies stocks

Stocks on Wall Street rose after early declines and closed on a surge, a pattern crude oil tried to follow. The U.S. crude benchmark gained 1 per cent, but North Sea Brent fell a tad as concerns persisted over global demand. China's daily crude...

 

China, German data, euro gains rallies stocks

Stocks on Wall Street rose after early declines and closed on a surge, a pattern crude oil tried to follow. The U.S. crude benchmark gained 1 per cent, but North Sea Brent fell a tad as concerns persisted over global demand. China's daily crude...

 

German industry grows in March as economy gears up slowly

Output jumped by 1.2 per cent on the month in March - beating even the highest forecast of 0.8 per cent in a Reuters poll -after an upwardly revised 0.6 per cent increase in February as factories churned out more goods and energy production rose. On...

 

German industry grows in March as economy gears up slowly

Output jumped by 1.2 per cent on the month in March - beating even the highest forecast of 0.8 per cent in a Reuters poll -after an upwardly revised 0.6 per cent increase in February as factories churned out more goods and energy production rose. On...

 
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