News archive from 22 March 2013

Apple, Microsoft grilled over high prices

Apple, Microsoft grilled over high prices

Apple has defended the prices that Australian consumers are paying for its products.Representatives of the San Francisco-based giant and fellow technology companies Microsoft and Adobe are appearing before a federal parliamentary committee hearing...

ABC News, 11:03 in Business
 
EBA talks avert power station shutdown

EBA talks avert power station shutdown

Industrial action that could have shut down one of Victoria's biggest power generators has been called off.The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union had planned to shut down the Latrobe Valley's Loy Yang B power station, in the state's...

ABC News, 11:03 in Business
 
Milk producers say price rise won't benefit them

Milk producers say price rise won't benefit them

A South West dairy farmer has questioned whether local producers will receive any benefit from a recently announced price increase by supermarket giant Coles.WA dairy processor Harvey Fresh will receive an extra 2.7 cents per litre for branded and...

ABC News, 11:03 in Business
 

Leighton directors resign amid board turmoil

Their shock resignations this morning also came after the three board members including former Reserve Bank chairman Ian Macfarlane and Wayne Osborn took the view that the German shareholder ‘‘no longer supports an independent board at Leighton’’. In...

 

Strange days, fur sure

There might be something profound about the way the world has turned when a top flight retailer is passing off the real thing as fake. Next authorities will raid Hong Kong's Ladies' Market to drag away a stall holder guilty of stocking genuine Louis...

 

Leighton directors resign amid board turmoil

Their shock resignations this morning also came after the three board members including former Reserve Bank chairman Ian Macfarlane and Wayne Osborn took the view that the German shareholder ‘‘no longer supports an independent board at Leighton’’. In...

 

Strange days, fur sure

There might be something profound about the way the world has turned when a top flight retailer is passing off the real thing as fake. Next authorities will raid Hong Kong's Ladies' Market to drag away a stall holder guilty of stocking genuine Louis...

 

Leighton directors resign amid board turmoil

Their shock resignations this morning also came after the three board members including former Reserve Bank chairman Ian Macfarlane and Wayne Osborn took the view that the German shareholder ‘‘no longer supports an independent board at Leighton’’. In...

 

Strange days, fur sure

There might be something profound about the way the world has turned when a top flight retailer is passing off the real thing as fake. Next authorities will raid Hong Kong's Ladies' Market to drag away a stall holder guilty of stocking genuine Louis...

 
Markets Live: ASX flat after early slide

Markets Live: ASX flat after early slide

11:30am: Leighton Holdings shares are down 7% to $20.195 after Chairman Stephen Johns and two other directors resigned #ausbiz #markets ^JS - CommSec (@CommSec) March 22, 2013 Upvotes:1 Downvotes:0 Copy Link 11:24am: Quick health check on Billabong...

 

Markets Live: ASX flat after early slide

11:30am: Leighton Holdings shares are down 7% to $20.195 after Chairman Stephen Johns and two other directors resigned #ausbiz #markets ^JS - CommSec (@CommSec) March 22, 2013 Upvotes:1 Downvotes:0 Copy Link 11:24am: Quick health check on Billabong...

 

Markets Live: ASX flat after early slide

11:30am: Leighton Holdings shares are down 7% to $20.195 after Chairman Stephen Johns and two other directors resigned #ausbiz #markets ^JS - CommSec (@CommSec) March 22, 2013 Upvotes:1 Downvotes:0 Copy Link 11:24am: Quick health check on Billabong...

TheAge, 11:41 in Business
 
'I will only employ fat, gay stylists': Hair salon boss Andrew Rodgers faces sex discrimation hearing

'I will only employ fat, gay stylists': Hair salon boss Andrew Rodgers faces sex discrimation hearing

A HAIR salon boss threatened to only employ "fat, gay and lesbian" stylists because he was sick of staff taking maternity leave, a tribunal has heard. Andrew Rodgers, 34, is facing a sex discrimination hearing in Sheffield, England for...

 

AOFM sells $600m of July 2017 bonds

THE Australian government has sold $600 million of July 21 2017 Treasury bonds. The Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM), which conducts bond auctions on the behalf of the government, said the bonds were sold for a weighted average yield...

 

Apple blames others for higher costs

APPLE has blamed global music labels and movie studios for making it more expensive for Australians to download music, television shows and movies than people in the US. And the global technology giant knows Australians are angry about it. "We...

 
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