News archive from 21 April 2013

World Bank, IMF endorse poverty agenda

THE IMF and World Bank have backed a bold Bank goal to eradicate extreme poverty within a generation and raise the shared prosperity of their 188 member countries. The Development Committee, representing the International Monetary Fund and the World...

 

New IMF calls for UK to ease austerity

A SENIOR member of the International Monetary Fund added to calls for Britain to slow the pace of its austerity program, a day after the country was stripped of its triple-A rating. David Lipton, the IMF's first deputy managing director, on Saturday...

 
An account of success

An account of success

Leaving his job as a carpenter to launch his own business was supposed to set up Robin McKittrick and his family for life. But things turned sour and he was forced to sell the family home to pay off his debts in a move he's still recovering from...

 
Conquer life's ups and downs

Conquer life's ups and downs

When your income is unpredictable, just making ends meet can sometimes feel like a feat of endurance. Financial coach Michelle House understands how stressful life can be without the certainty of regular pay. Michelle and her husband, Jonathon, are...

 
An account of success

An account of success

Leaving his job as a carpenter to launch his own business was supposed to set up Robin McKittrick and his family for life. But things turned sour and he was forced to sell the family home to pay off his debts in a move he's still recovering from...

 
Conquer life's ups and downs

Conquer life's ups and downs

When your income is unpredictable, just making ends meet can sometimes feel like a feat of endurance. Financial coach Michelle House understands how stressful life can be without the certainty of regular pay. Michelle and her husband, Jonathon, are...

 
An account of success

An account of success

Leaving his job as a carpenter to launch his own business was supposed to set up Robin McKittrick and his family for life. But things turned sour and he was forced to sell the family home to pay off his debts in a move he's still recovering from...

 
Conquer life's ups and downs

Conquer life's ups and downs

When your income is unpredictable, just making ends meet can sometimes feel like a feat of endurance. Financial coach Michelle House understands how stressful life can be without the certainty of regular pay. Michelle and her husband, Jonathon, are...

 
Winston Churchill beats Jobs as CEO's most admired leader

Winston Churchill beats Jobs as CEO's most admired leader

WARTIME prime minister Winston Churchill has topped a poll of leaders most admired by chief executives, edging out Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela. The survey of some 1,300 business leaders, carried out by financial services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers...

 
Fortescue confident of ongoing China growth

Fortescue confident of ongoing China growth

Despite being hit by a falling share price, Fortescue Metals Group says it remains confident of ongoing demand for iron ore from China.Fortescue chief executive Nev Power released the miner's quarterly results on Thursday and says China is looking...

ABC News, 12:08 in Business
 
Swan reveals $7.5b budget hole

Swan reveals $7.5b budget hole

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has revealed the budget has taken a $7.5 billion hit since the end of October.Mr Swan blamed the effects of the high Australian dollar for the revenue writedown. Speaking to the ABC's Insiders program, he said Australia...

ABC News, 12:08 in Business
 

Store carpeted over 12.5pc credit card, eftpos surcharge

IS this the biggest credit card surcharge in Australia? A carpet store in Sydney has been charging customers 12.5 per cent if they use Visa, Mastercard - and even eftpos. But in a win for consumers, the impact of new limits on credit-card surcharges...

 
Winston Churchill beats Jobs as CEO's most admired leader

Winston Churchill beats Jobs as CEO's most admired leader

WARTIME prime minister Winston Churchill has topped a poll of leaders most admired by chief executives, edging out Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela. The survey of some 1,300 business leaders, carried out by financial services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers...

 

Treasurer Wayne Swan says federal Budget will take a $7.5 billion dollar revenue hit

THE high dollar and lower terms of trade have resulted in a $7.5 billion sledgehammer hit to revenue in the federal budget, Treasurer Wayne Swan said. Mr Swan said from late last year and early this year there has been a unique economic event - lower...

 
Winston Churchill beats Jobs as CEO's most admired leader

Winston Churchill beats Jobs as CEO's most admired leader

WARTIME prime minister Winston Churchill has topped a poll of leaders most admired by chief executives, edging out Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela. The survey of some 1,300 business leaders, carried out by financial services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers...

 
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