News archive from 14 July 2013

Canadian infrastructure: same problems as Australia but with different solutions

Canadian infrastructure: same problems as Australia but with different solutions

Australia holds many similarities with Canada, not least the issues both countries have with large infrastructure projects. In Australia, highways and bridges are always big vote winners, meaning infrastructure announcements tend to follow the...

ABC News, 17:01 in Business
 
Asylum seekers, trade on the agenda during Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's PNG visit

Asylum seekers, trade on the agenda during Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's PNG visit

The Federal Government has confirmed asylum policy will be a key agenda item in talks between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his Papua New Guinean counterpart Peter O'Neill.Immigration Minister Tony Burke has joined Mr Rudd on the two-day visit and...

ABC News, 18:52 in Business
 
Philippines reaches economic agreement with rebels

Philippines reaches economic agreement with rebels

The Philippine government has reached an agreement with a rebel group based in Mindanao to share wealth generated from the southern island's natural resources. The deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) makes it more likely the two sides...

ABC News, 00:25 in Business
 
Sorry, productivity isn't everything

Sorry, productivity isn't everything

To be frank, I don't lay awake at nights worrying about how Australia is going to lift its rate of productivity improvement back to 2 per cent a year. Contrary to the impression Kevin Rudd is trying to convey with his seven-point productivity plan,...

 
Sorry, productivity isn't everything

Sorry, productivity isn't everything

To be frank, I don't lay awake at nights worrying about how Australia is going to lift its rate of productivity improvement back to 2 per cent a year. Contrary to the impression Kevin Rudd is trying to convey with his seven-point productivity plan,...

 
Australian firms set out to crack American market

Australian firms set out to crack American market

Software developer Dolphinworxs is about to tread a well-worn path that has brought many an Australian company to fame and fortune. The Melbourne-based business is hoping to crack the US market with its specialised software for small and medium...

 
Australian firms set out to crack American market

Australian firms set out to crack American market

Software developer Dolphinworxs is about to tread a well-worn path that has brought many an Australian company to fame and fortune. The Melbourne-based business is hoping to crack the US market with its specialised software for small and medium...

 
Sorry, productivity isn't everything

Sorry, productivity isn't everything

To be frank, I don't lay awake at nights worrying about how Australia is going to lift its rate of productivity improvement back to 2 per cent a year. Contrary to the impression Kevin Rudd is trying to convey with his seven-point productivity plan,...

 
Australian firms set out to crack American market

Australian firms set out to crack American market

Software developer Dolphinworxs is about to tread a well-worn path that has brought many an Australian company to fame and fortune. The Melbourne-based business is hoping to crack the US market with its specialised software for small and medium...

 

Upsizing families boost sales

The clearance rate hit 76 per cent from 354 results reported to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria at the weekend. While 207 properties were sold at auction, 59 were snapped up before their scheduled auction and a further 86 passed in, 46 of them...

 
Carbon shift 'not enough'

Carbon shift 'not enough'

Resources companies and electricity retailers stand to benefit if the Rudd government goes ahead with plans to shift to a floating carbon price sooner than expected. Under the changes announced by Treasurer Chris Bowen, the hundreds of companies now...

 

Warnings of short-term pain

Growth in China's economy is slowing. The question is how rapidly it is doing so, and how much of it is by design. Poor economic data in recent months has had a growing number of economists pondering the previously unthinkable - that China could miss...

 

Upsizing families boost sales

The clearance rate hit 76 per cent from 354 results reported to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria at the weekend. While 207 properties were sold at auction, 59 were snapped up before their scheduled auction and a further 86 passed in, 46 of them...

 

Marles vows not to cave to US pressure

Japan will join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations for the first time, meaning that with Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam, the agreement would cover nations...

 

Warnings of short-term pain

Growth in China's economy is slowing. The question is how rapidly it is doing so, and how much of it is by design. Poor economic data in recent months has had a growing number of economists pondering the previously unthinkable - that China could miss...

 
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