News archive from 18 October 2013

Australian dollar back above 96 US cents amid volatile trading on global markets

Australian dollar back above 96 US cents amid volatile trading on global markets

The Australian dollar has surged above 96 US cents for the first time since June amid ongoing jitters on markets around the world about the durability of a deal to end the debt crisis in Washington.The local currency climbed as high as 96.4 US cents...

ABC News, 10:03 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX to open higher

Contributors: Max Mason, Jens Meyer This blog is not intended as investment advice BusinessDay with agencies Here's what you need2know this Friday morning: SPI futures up 30 pointsAUD fetching 96.28 US cents, 70.42 euro cents, 94.25 yen, 59.58 penceOn...

 
Revelations the government spent more than $440,000 on consultants reports for Muja project

Revelations the government spent more than $440,000 on consultants reports for Muja project

It has been revealed the State Government spent more than $440,000 on consultants' reports that it used to decide whether to push ahead with the Muja power station project. The government plans to complete the refurbishment of the old power plant near...

ABC News, 10:20 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX to open higher

Good morning. Welcome to the Markets Live blog for Friday. Contributors: Max Mason, Jens Meyer This blog is not intended as investment advice BusinessDay with agencies Here's what you need2know this Friday morning: SPI futures up 30 pointsAUD fetching...

 
Derryn Hinch fined $100k but avoids jail on contempt of court charge

Derryn Hinch fined $100k but avoids jail on contempt of court charge

Former Melbourne radio host Derryn Hinch has avoided jail but was fined $100,000 in the Victorian Supreme Court, after being convicted of contempt of court for for breaching a non-publication order over the Jill Meagher murder case.Hinch was charged...

ABC News, 10:23 in Business
 
Murray Goulburn launches Warrnambool bid

Murray Goulburn launches Warrnambool bid

The move marks the latest twist in the three-way battle for the western Victorian agribusiness player after NSW-based Bega initially made a move on WCB. Murray Goulburn this morning said it would offer for $7.50 cash per WCB share. This edges out the...

 

Markets Live: ASX to open higher

Good morning. Welcome to the Markets Live blog for Friday. Contributors: Max Mason, Jens Meyer This blog is not intended as investment advice BusinessDay with agencies Here's what you need2know this Friday morning: SPI futures up 30 pointsAUD fetching...

 
Murray Goulburn launches Warrnambool bid

Murray Goulburn launches Warrnambool bid

The move marks the latest twist in the three-way battle for the western Victorian agribusiness player after NSW-based Bega initially made a move on WCB. Murray Goulburn this morning said it would offer for $7.50 cash per WCB share. This edges out the...

 
Murray Goulburn launches Warrnambool bid

Murray Goulburn launches Warrnambool bid

The move marks the latest twist in the three-way battle for the western Victorian agribusiness player after NSW-based Bega initially made a move on WCB. Murray Goulburn this morning said it would offer for $7.50 cash per WCB share. This edges out the...

 

Market opens higher

THE Australian share market has opened a third of a per cent higher. At 10.10am AEDT today, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 18.3 points, or 0.35 per cent, at 5301.4, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 18.6 points, or also 0.35 per...

 

Who are the winners and losers from the US government shutdown?

YESTERDAY capped off a remarkable 16 days for the US government, after a last minute deal was passed to raise the debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default. If you've just tuned in, here's a quick rundown. • At the start of October the...

 

Markets Live: Stocks nudge new highs

10:30am: All sectors have opened higher: Consumer staples: +0.5% Financials: +0.4% Gold: +5% Materials: +0.5% Telecommunications: +0.5% Property trusts: +0.8% Upvotes:0 Downvotes:0 Copy Link 10:17am: The market has opened broadly higher, with the...

TheAge, 10:47 in Business
 

Markets Live: Stocks nudge new highs

10:30am: All sectors have opened higher: Consumer staples: +0.5% Financials: +0.4% Gold: +5% Materials: +0.5% Telecommunications: +0.5% Property trusts: +0.8% Upvotes:0 Downvotes:0 Copy Link 10:17am: The market has opened broadly higher, with the...

 
Markets Live: Stocks nudge new highs

Markets Live: Stocks nudge new highs

10:43am: Petroleum producer Santos has warned its full year production will be at the low end of predictions. However, strong oil prices and record high gas prices have delivered record revenue for the Adelaide-based company during the September...

 
CSG companies accused of damaging Aboriginal sites near Gladstone

CSG companies accused of damaging Aboriginal sites near Gladstone

Native title holders say coal seam gas (CSG) companies have desecrated sacred Aboriginal sites near Gladstone in central Queensland.Santos, QGC and Australia Pacific LNG are each building massive pipelines from the Surat Basin north-east to Gladstone...

ABC News, 10:57 in Business
 
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