News archive from 12 September 2013

Global markets mixed after US softens its stance on military intervention in Syria

Global markets mixed after US softens its stance on military intervention in Syria

It has been a mixed finish to trading in the United States, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising for a seventh straight session, while technology stocks lost value.In a televised statement, US President Barack Obama has said a Russian offer to...

ABC News, 09:10 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX set for another 2013 high

9:31am: Department store Myer has reported a full-year profit of $127.2 million, down 8.7 per cent from the previous corresponding period. Total sales were benign, up just 0.8 per cent. Myer will pay a final dividend of 8 cents which will be paid on...

TheAge, 09:37 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX set for another 2013 high

9:31am: Department store Myer has reported a full-year profit of $127.2 million, down 8.7 per cent from the previous corresponding period. Total sales were benign, up just 0.8 per cent. Myer will pay a final dividend of 8 cents which will be paid on...

 

Markets Live: ASX set for another 2013 high

9:31am: Department store Myer has reported a full-year profit of $127.2 million, down 8.7 per cent from the previous corresponding period. Total sales were benign, up just 0.8 per cent. "We remain cautious about the year ahead given the...

 
Columnist Keith Dunstan dies of cancer aged 88

Columnist Keith Dunstan dies of cancer aged 88

Columnist Keith Dunstan has passed away, aged 88, after an almost year-long battle with cancer.The master of words wrote his own obituary. "It was something that was on the computer," said his son David. "It was a typical self effacing...

ABC News, 09:48 in Business
 
Native title hearing could result in delays to payments of traditional owners

Native title hearing could result in delays to payments of traditional owners

A native title hearing to start today could mean a lengthy delay in the payment of millions of dollars to the traditional owners of James Price Point in the Kimberley. Oil and gas company Woodside abandoned a proposed gas hub at James Price Point...

ABC News, 10:04 in Business
 
Fishers urged to nominate Abbot Point dredge spoil dumping site in north Qld

Fishers urged to nominate Abbot Point dredge spoil dumping site in north Qld

A commercial fisherman says the proponent of a north Queensland coal terminal is pressuring stakeholders for a final decision on a dredge spoil dumping location. North Queensland Bulk Port (NQBP) needs to find a site to dump three million cubic metres...

ABC News, 10:11 in Business
 

Is your business killing you?

“Or maybe I'm just getting soft in my old age. As the old adage goes, if you find yourself in a hole, for crying out loud stop digging. If business has become so demanding or stressful it's nearly killing you, chances are you need to change something....

 

Work with your kids

In between school and kinder drop-offs, Ivanoff writes novels for children and teens. Rather than eat into his work output, Ivanoff says his dad duties drive his productivity. “I've learned to be able to switch off everything around me,” he says. “I...

 

The sacrifices millionaires make

Yet according to 26-year-old Rook the success has meant a lot of hard yards and foregone experiences. “I basically sacrificed my twenties. People say 'you’re so young you’ve done so much' but the reality is I’ve got nearly 10 years’ worth of business...

 
New initiatives promise mine safety boost in Qld

New initiatives promise mine safety boost in Qld

The Queensland Government is seeking industry feedback on proposed mine safety improvements. The proposed reforms include adding an extra coal industry health and safety representative, further protection of contract workers and standardising alcohol,...

ABC News, 10:16 in Business
 

The sacrifices millionaires make

Yet according to 26-year-old Rook the success has meant a lot of hard yards and foregone experiences. “I basically sacrificed my twenties. People say 'you’re so young you’ve done so much' but the reality is I’ve got nearly 10 years’ worth of business...

 
Job candidates asked to solve 143 letter puzzle

Job candidates asked to solve 143 letter puzzle

FOR anyone who's ever dreamt of forging a career as the next James Bond, here's your chance. The thing is you'll have to move to Britain, and then you'll also have to wrap your head around this puzzle posted online by the country's top listening...

 

Is your business killing you?

“Or maybe I'm just getting soft in my old age. As the old adage goes, if you find yourself in a hole, for crying out loud stop digging. If business has become so demanding or stressful it's nearly killing you, chances are you need to change something....

 
Work with your kids

Work with your kids

Author George Ivanoff is certainly spinning a lot of plates. He works up to 25 hours a week from home and is dad to Nykita, 10 and Lexi, 5. In between school and kinder drop-offs, Ivanoff writes novels for children and teens. Rather than eat into his...

 
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