News archive from 11 March 2013

Cafe helps spread the word on local produce

Cafe helps spread the word on local produce

If you're a small Australian food producer trying to get your name out in an overcrowded market, you are faced with a monumental task, especially if there is little available in the marketing budget. One practical approach that is gaining favour is to...

 

Queen of clean gets online bug

Despite ENJO enjoying household-name status in Australia for almost 20 years, the company only launched its online shopping site in September. De Corti says she had a tough time persuading her "ENJOpreneurs" that going online wouldn't kill...

 
Cafe helps spread the word on local produce

Cafe helps spread the word on local produce

If you're a small Australian food producer trying to get your name out in an overcrowded market, you are faced with a monumental task, especially if there is little available in the marketing budget. One practical approach that is gaining favour is to...

 

Queen of clean gets online bug

Despite ENJO enjoying household-name status in Australia for almost 20 years, the company only launched its online shopping site in September. De Corti says she had a tough time persuading her "ENJOpreneurs" that going online wouldn't kill...

 
Cafe helps spread the word on local produce

Cafe helps spread the word on local produce

If you're a small Australian food producer trying to get your name out in an overcrowded market, you are faced with a monumental task, especially if there is little available in the marketing budget. One practical approach that is gaining favour is to...

 

Queen of clean gets online bug

Despite ENJO enjoying household-name status in Australia for almost 20 years, the company only launched its online shopping site in September. De Corti says she had a tough time persuading her "ENJOpreneurs" that going online wouldn't kill...

 

The game is not over for metals

In past sharemarket rallies, the mining sector stood like Usain Bolt as the fourth runner in the world record-breaking Jamaican relay team. It would grab the baton and power towards the finish line at a pace no other sector could match. The current...

 

Advocates push Collingwood warehouse apartment to $1.5m

Seven buyers' advocates, three of whom bid, were at the auction of 24/125 Oxford Street, a three-bedroom apartment on the top floor of the Gibson & Foy building. Despite their presence, the winning bidder represented himself and paid more than...

 

Ghost shares a nice little earner

While you can't get blood from a stone, you can certainly wring money from blood plasma, if CSL is any guide. And why should shareholders drink up all of that cash? The new boss of the $26.7 billion blood plasma and vaccine behemoth looks set to drink...

 

Coal investments a turnoff

The survey, conducted by Market Forces, found that only 43 per cent of the 1125 respondents would leave their holdings unchanged if their fund made such investments. The highest opposition to altering investments based on links to coal or coal seam...

 
NAB deals in China in its own way

NAB deals in China in its own way

National Australia Bank is eschewing the bricks-and-mortar Asian expansion strategy of its rivals, focusing instead on supporting the investment and trade needs of its domestic customers in the region. As its rivals rush to Asia, acquiring strategic...

 

TPG buys Inghams with $880m bid

After 94 years in the hands of the Ingham family, the chicken empire has been bought by the global equity firm whose other investments in Australia include energy group Alinta and Healthscope. TPG outbid rivals including Blackstone, Affinity and...

 

Crippled Iceland set to vote

''Everyone realises that these krona claims will be written down - in one way or another,'' Bjarni Benediktsson, head of the Independence Party, the largest opposition group, said in an interview. ''The winding-up proceedings of the failed bank...

 
How the ASX saw off all comers

How the ASX saw off all comers

When accused of monopoly, the ASX argued that the sharemarket was now open to competition. Look, Chi-X has a licence and is now operating. In reality, this is Claytons competition. Forgetting its hegemony in futures trading, there are four things the...

 

Patent disputes spur Samsung's lobbying on smartphones

Samsung boosted spending on lobbyists to $US900,000 last year from $US150,000 in 2011 as it tries to influence the government on issues ranging from intellectual-property infringement to telecommunications infrastructure, regulatory filings show. The...

 
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