News archive from 15 July 2013

Divide between feelings and facts

In 2011-12, consumer confidence was low and house prices dropped in most cities. But our unemployment was the envy of the developed world, interest rates were falling, inflation was tame and exports were booming. The data said ''boom'' but Australians...

 

Turning green into gold

Ethical funds that invest in Australian shares outperformed their mainstream counterparts by 3 percentage points last year. The report shows the margin of 3 percentage points has been maintained between 2002 and 2012. Investing ethically seems like...

 
Business groups back move to axe carbon price

Business groups back move to axe carbon price

Business groups have mostly welcomed the Federal Government's decision to axe the price on carbon but mining groups are concerned about moving to a floating price.The Government has announced it will dump the carbon price a year ahead of schedule and...

ABC News, 09:10 in Business
 

Divide between feelings and facts

In 2011-12, consumer confidence was low and house prices dropped in most cities. But our unemployment was the envy of the developed world, interest rates were falling, inflation was tame and exports were booming. The data said ''boom'' but Australians...

 
Turning green into gold

Turning green into gold

Investing in a way that helps to save the world does not mean sacrificing returns. In fact, performance data consistently shows that investing ethically leads to better financial results. This is borne out by the latest annual study by the Responsible...

 
Report finds serious safety, management problems with Australia's air traffic control system

Report finds serious safety, management problems with Australia's air traffic control system

An internal report into Australia's air traffic control system has found serious deficiencies with the operation, safety and management of the country's skies.Documents released under Freedom of Information laws show Australia's monopoly air traffic...

ABC News, 09:25 in Business
 
Residents living in the pathway of proposed East West Link fear compulsory acquisitions

Residents living in the pathway of proposed East West Link fear compulsory acquisitions

A letter from the State Government to residents affected by Melbourne's proposed East West Link road tunnel project has sparked fears of compulsory acquisitions.It is believed the letter went out to around 250 residents in the inner city suburbs on or...

ABC News, 09:25 in Business
 

Divide between feelings and facts

In 2011-12, consumer confidence was low and house prices dropped in most cities. But our unemployment was the envy of the developed world, interest rates were falling, inflation was tame and exports were booming. The data said ''boom'' but Australians...

 
Turning green into gold

Turning green into gold

Investing in a way that helps to save the world does not mean sacrificing returns. In fact, performance data consistently shows that investing ethically leads to better financial results. This is borne out by the latest annual study by the Responsible...

 

Dollar dips below 90 US cents on China GDP

The Australian dollar has dropped below 90 US cents after China's finance minister was quoted as saying the world's second largest economy was growing at a slower pace than the previously forecast 7.5 per cent. At 7am AEST on Monday, the local unit...

 

Dollar dips below 90 US cents on China GDP

The Australian dollar has dropped below 90 US cents after China's finance minister was quoted as saying the world's second largest economy was growing at a slower pace than the previously forecast 7.5 per cent. At 7am AEST on Monday, the local unit...

 

Dollar dips below 90 US cents on China GDP

The Australian dollar has dropped below 90 US cents after China's finance minister was quoted as saying the world's second largest economy was growing at a slower pace than the previously forecast 7.5 per cent. At 7am AEST on Monday, the local unit...

TheAge, 09:34 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX awaits China data

9:44am: A couple of thoughts via Twitter from IG Markets on the China GDP reading today: Macqaurie cut China 2013 GDP to 7.3% (from 7.8%) and 2014 to 6.9% (7.5%) and are now most bearish on the street #ausbiz - Chris Weston (@ChrisWeston_IG) July 14,...

TheAge, 09:54 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX awaits China data

9:54am: Not surprisingly, the sector on the market most sensitive to weaker Chinese data would be resources. Last week's June Chinese trade data for exports and imports declined and were far below economists' expectations, fuelling fears of a...

 

Markets Live: ASX awaits China data

9:44am: A couple of thoughts via Twitter from IG Markets on the China GDP reading today: Macqaurie cut China 2013 GDP to 7.3% (from 7.8%) and 2014 to 6.9% (7.5%) and are now most bearish on the street #ausbiz - Chris Weston (@ChrisWeston_IG) July 14,...

 
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