News archive from 14 November 2013

Spike in NSW cyclist deaths prompts call for more training, awareness

Spike in NSW cyclist deaths prompts call for more training, awareness

The number of cyclist deaths for 2013 is already double what it was for all of 2012 and experts are calling for safety technology to catch up to the huge spike in bike popularity. Nationally there has been a 39 per cent jump in the number of bike...

ABC News, 11:14 in Business
 
GrainCorp annual profit falls by 31 per cent as it awaits Joe Hockey's ruling on foreign takeover offer

GrainCorp annual profit falls by 31 per cent as it awaits Joe Hockey's ruling on foreign takeover offer

The Australian grain handler at the centre of a takeover bid by a giant US agribusiness has reported a big drop in its annual profit.GrainCorp's earnings fell by 31.2 per cent in the 2012-13 financial year, to $140.9 million. The company has blamed...

ABC News, 11:19 in Business
 
Yoko Ono talks of love, loss and life at 81 ahead of art exhibition War Is Over! in Sydney

Yoko Ono talks of love, loss and life at 81 ahead of art exhibition War Is Over! in Sydney

She has been loved and hated in equal measure, but 30 years after the murder of her husband John Lennon, Yoko Ono is still happy to be in the limelight.As she approaches her 81st birthday, the Japanese-American artist is back in Australia for a major...

ABC News, 11:27 in Business
 

Optus revenue takes next hit

Central to Optus’ strategy is MyPlan, a new initiative launched during the second half of the year, which is designed to reduce bill shock and give data-hungry customers certainty over how much they will pay for their data usage. Kevin Russell,...

 

Fed has more work to do: Janet Yellen

Ms Yellen would be the first woman to lead the US central bank if her nomination is confirmed by the Senate, as widely expected, although she will face heavy questioning from Republicans on the banking panel critical of the Fed's easy money stance....

 
Bega ups ante in WCB bidding war

Bega ups ante in WCB bidding war

The NSW-based company has increased its scrip offer for WCB from 1.2 to 1.5 Bega shares plus $2 cash. This takes Bega’s bid to $8.87 based on current prices. It comes a day after Australia’s biggest milk processor Murray Goulburn offered $9 cash per...

 

Markets Live: Banks bounce back

12:06pm: Australian politicians are making a mountain out of a debt molehill, says TD Securities head of Asia-Pacific research Annette Beacher about the debate raging in Canberra over the raising of the debt ceiling. "Compared with global fiscal...

TheAge, 12:14 in Business
 
Complaints spur probe of solar panel problems

Complaints spur probe of solar panel problems

The Northern Territory Commissioner for Consumer Affairs has launched an investigation after complaints of sub-standard installations of solar panels.Gary Clements says a number of Territory householders have been left with solar panels that do not...

ABC News, 12:15 in Business
 
Former recruitment agent spills details on what really goes on in the industry

Former recruitment agent spills details on what really goes on in the industry

WE'VE all missed out on scoring a dream job, but have you considered that wise, helpful recruitment agent might be lying to your face? Or pumping you for information about what's happening at your work? News.com.au spoke to a former recruiter who...

 

Optus revenue takes next hit

Central to Optus’ strategy is MyPlan, a new initiative launched during the second half of the year, which is designed to reduce bill shock and give data-hungry customers certainty over how much they will pay for their data usage. Kevin Russell,...

 

Fed has more work to do: Janet Yellen

Ms Yellen would be the first woman to lead the US central bank if her nomination is confirmed by the Senate, as widely expected, although she will face heavy questioning from Republicans on the banking panel critical of the Fed's easy money stance....

 
Bega ups ante in WCB bidding war

Bega ups ante in WCB bidding war

The NSW-based company has increased its scrip offer for WCB from 1.2 to 1.5 Bega shares plus $2 cash. This takes Bega’s bid to $8.87 based on current prices. It comes a day after Australia’s biggest milk processor Murray Goulburn offered $9 cash per...

 

Optus revenue takes next hit

Central to Optus’ strategy is MyPlan, a new initiative launched during the second half of the year, which is designed to reduce bill shock and give data-hungry customers certainty over how much they will pay for their data usage. Kevin Russell,...

 

Fed has more work to do: Janet Yellen

Ms Yellen would be the first woman to lead the US central bank if her nomination is confirmed by the Senate, as widely expected, although she will face heavy questioning from Republicans on the banking panel critical of the Fed's easy money stance....

 
Bega ups ante in WCB bidding war

Bega ups ante in WCB bidding war

The NSW-based company has increased its scrip offer for WCB from 1.2 to 1.5 Bega shares plus $2 cash. This takes Bega’s bid to $8.87 based on current prices. It comes a day after Australia’s biggest milk processor Murray Goulburn offered $9 cash per...

 
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