News archive from 18 November 2013

Birdsville Races share in outback tourism awards

Birdsville Races share in outback tourism awards

The famous Birdsville Races have featured among the winners at the 2013 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards. The awards were presented in Mount Isa in the state's north-west over the weekend. The Birdsville Races in far south-west Queensland attracted...

ABC News, 11:08 in Business
 
Markets Live: China concerns weigh on ASX

Markets Live: China concerns weigh on ASX

10:59am: Investors didn't draw much solace from drilling outfit Emeco's trading update, with the shares up 2.5c at 27.5, the high so far, and well clear of the opening low of 23c. Before the open, Emeco said it expects year to June earnings before...

 

Markets Live: China concerns weigh on ASX

10:59am: Investors didn't draw much solace from drilling outfit Emeco's trading update, with the shares up 2.5c at 27.5, the high so far, and well clear of the opening low of 23c. Before the open, Emeco said it expects year to June earnings before...

 

Markets Live: China concerns weigh on ASX

11:07am: The sharp fall at today's open came as a surprise, with IG market strategist Stan Shamu said people were still trying to digest what the 60-point plan out of China's third plenum means. Among the reforms were a relaxing of the one child...

TheAge, 11:16 in Business
 
20 signs you're stuck in a dead-end job

20 signs you're stuck in a dead-end job

ARE you in a job where the only way to move up is to get out? Is your role becoming obsolete, as the skills required are being replaced by technology? Are your colleagues given opportunities that you're not? If you answered yes to any of the above,...

 
You do what? Why obscure titles are killing your career

You do what? Why obscure titles are killing your career

IF PEOPLE in your office don't really understand what you do, it's time to make sure they do. New research has found that workers who need to explain their jobs to other people in the company are paid less and are less satisfied in their careers....

 
Elders warns of potential accounting fraud, unveils massive loss

Elders warns of potential accounting fraud, unveils massive loss

The rural services company Elders has posted a massive annual loss, blaming restructuring costs and poor weather.It has also put a value on losses from "accounting discrepancies" in its live export business and says the evidence points to...

ABC News, 11:40 in Business
 
Woolworths denies supermarkets have too much power

Woolworths denies supermarkets have too much power

Woolworths has rejected claims made by the major parties and the Greens that Woolworths and Coles have too much power.Throughout the election, the issue of competition between the two major supermarket chains has been raised by both politicians and...

ABC News, 11:48 in Business
 

Markets Live: Local bourse in red

11:51am: Shareholders in Elders may have been all but wiped out with the share price downturn in recent years, but that hasn't stopped senior management paying themselves a motza. In fact the pay of the chief executive Malcolm Jackman rose to $1.25...

 

Markets Live: Local bourse in red

12:04pm: The Australian Greens are waiting to hear Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson explain why the national debt ceiling should be raised to $500 billion. However, lower house MP Adam Bandt has stopped short of saying how Mr Parkinson's evidence...

TheAge, 12:11 in Business
 
Markets Live: Local bourse in red

Markets Live: Local bourse in red

12:04pm: The Australian Greens are waiting to hear Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson explain why the national debt ceiling should be raised to $500 billion. However, lower house MP Adam Bandt has stopped short of saying how Mr Parkinson's evidence...

 
The map that shows how 10 mega-companies control everything you buy

The map that shows how 10 mega-companies control everything you buy

GONE are the corner stores and community grocers of our parents and grandparents' generation. Today our market is made up of a few mega players, namely by the 10 giants of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. You may think you're choosing...

 
Coroner examines cyberbullying and media in three Geelong teen suicides

Coroner examines cyberbullying and media in three Geelong teen suicides

A Victorian coroner is examining the role of cyberbullying and the media in three teenage suicides at a Geelong college.The Coroners Court sitting in Geelong has heard Zach Harvey, Taylor Janssen and Chanelle Rae were students at different campuses of...

ABC News, 12:47 in Business
 

Newcrest executive Scott Langford to walk away

He joins chairman Don Mercer, chief executive Greg Robinson and many other senior project workers in departing Newcrest during a horrid 2013 for the company. Investors lost confidence in Newcrest after gold production guidance was repeatedly missed,...

 

Newcrest executive Scott Langford to walk away

He joins chairman Don Mercer, chief executive Greg Robinson and many other senior project workers in departing Newcrest during a horrid 2013 for the company. Investors lost confidence in Newcrest after gold production guidance was repeatedly missed,...

 
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