News archive from 16 April 2013

Bootmaker RM Williams sells 49.9 per cent share to L Capital Asia

Bootmaker RM Williams sells 49.9 per cent share to L Capital Asia

STAY tuned as iconic Aussie bootmaker and lifestyle brand RM Williams could be trotting down the hallowed runways of Paris. The famous 81-year-old company, renowned for making some of the toughest boots on the planet, has confirmed it has sold a 49.9...

 
Survey reveals 'optimistic' regional housing outlook

Survey reveals 'optimistic' regional housing outlook

Master Builders says the housing industry in Queensland's mining regions is continuing to perform well.The group has released its latest survey on confidence levels, which found 38 per cent of businesses believed the industry would strengthen in the...

ABC News, 09:30 in Business
 
Bootmaker RM Williams sells 49.9 per cent share to L Capital Asia

Bootmaker RM Williams sells 49.9 per cent share to L Capital Asia

STAY tuned as iconic Aussie bootmaker and lifestyle brand RM Williams could be trotting down the hallowed runways of Paris. The famous 81-year-old company, renowned for making some of the toughest boots on the planet, has confirmed it has sold a 49.9...

 
Skyrail clears plans for better rainforest views

Skyrail clears plans for better rainforest views

Tourists to far north Queensland will soon be offered a unique view of the rainforest, with Skyrail aiming to roll out glass-bottom gondolas by the end of the year.It will work with a French manufacturer to install inch-thick glass on the bottom of 10...

ABC News, 09:34 in Business
 

Gold crash heralds return of King Dollar

The gold crash has really got going now and brings to mind an old truth in commodity investing: that prices ride the escalator up but catch the lift down. Here is the crash on the one-year chart: Some are claiming that this is now a once in a 2...

 

Gold crash heralds return of King Dollar

Analysis Panic selling: gold rout gathers steam High-cost gold producers fell the pinch The gold crash has really got going now and brings to mind an old truth in commodity investing: that prices ride the escalator up but catch the lift down. Here is...

TheAge, 10:21 in Business
 

Gold crash heralds return of King Dollar

The gold crash has really got going now and brings to mind an old truth in commodity investing: that prices ride the escalator up but catch the lift down. Here is the crash on the one-year chart: Some are claiming that this is now a once in a 2...

 

Gold crash heralds return of King Dollar

Analysis Panic selling: gold rout gathers steam High-cost gold producers fell the pinch The gold crash has really got going now and brings to mind an old truth in commodity investing: that prices ride the escalator up but catch the lift down. Here is...

 

Gold crash heralds return of King Dollar

Analysis Panic selling: gold rout gathers steam High-cost gold producers fell the pinch The gold crash has really got going now and brings to mind an old truth in commodity investing: that prices ride the escalator up but catch the lift down. Here is...

 

Gold crash heralds return of King Dollar

The gold crash has really got going now and brings to mind an old truth in commodity investing: that prices ride the escalator up but catch the lift down. Here is the crash on the one-year chart: Some are claiming that this is now a once in a 2...

 
Government urged to abandon gas land acquisition

Government urged to abandon gas land acquisition

The State Government is being urged to abandon its plan to take over land north of Broome that was set aside for the Kimberley gas hub.The land agreement between Aboriginal families and the Government means the state retains control of the land at...

ABC News, 10:28 in Business
 

Citigroup's first-quarter profit surges

US banking giant Citigroup has reported a 30 per cent increase in first-quarter net income from a year earlier due to higher revenues and lower net credit losses. Citigroup posted net income of $US3.8 billion ($A3.64 billion) on revenues of $US20.5...

 

Citigroup's first-quarter profit surges

US banking giant Citigroup has reported a 30 per cent increase in first-quarter net income from a year earlier due to higher revenues and lower net credit losses. Citigroup posted net income of $US3.8 billion ($A3.64 billion) on revenues of $US20.5...

 

Germany can't offer more stimulus: Merkel

GERMANY does not have the economic strength to launch another stimulus package now without running the risk of losing market confidence, Chancellor Angela Merkel says. In 2009, Germany boosted its crisis-hit economy, Europe's largest, with large-scale...

 
China and Iceland ink free trade agreement

China and Iceland ink free trade agreement

ICELAND has become the first European country to sign a free trade agreement with China, as Beijing looks to gain a foothold in the strategic Arctic region. The deal is expected to expand trade between the world's second-largest economy and the north...

 
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