News archive from 23 March 2013

Opel to phase out production at Bochum

GERMAN carmaker Opel, the loss-making arm of US auto giant General Motors, will press ahead with plans to phase out auto production at one of its key German factories, Bochum, at the end of 2014, earlier than planned. "We've made it clear that we...

 
Consumer group endorses bypassing online geo-blocks

Consumer group endorses bypassing online geo-blocks

Consumer advocacy group Choice has called on Australians to circumvent the technology that allows major software companies like Microsoft and Apple to charge higher prices for their products.Three giant IT companies - Microsoft, Apple and Adobe - gave...

ABC News, 12:27 in Business
 

Toyota to lift output due to weak yen

TOYOTA Motor reportedly plans to raise domestic production during the April-September period by about 10 per cent from its earlier estimate thanks to the recent weak yen. Toyota has already revised up planned output for April and May by 10 per cent to...

 

Cyprus MPs pass parts of bailout deal

Cyprus is a step closer to meeting a Monday deadline to rescue an EU bailout after parliament, in a late-night session, backed the first three of eight measures advanced by the government. But with the clock ticking down to a crunch Sunday meeting...

SBS, 17:34 in Business
 
O'Neill spruiks PNG resources to Japanese investors

O'Neill spruiks PNG resources to Japanese investors

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has told investors in Tokyo that his country is well placed to become a strategic supplier of Japan's long-term energy needs.Japan is the world's biggest importer of Liquid Natural Gas and Papua New...

ABC News, 19:21 in Business
 
'Significant progress' in EU, Cyprus bailout talks

'Significant progress' in EU, Cyprus bailout talks

Cyprus finance minister Michalis Sarris reported "significant progress" in talks with European Union-led creditors, but said there were also some unresolved issues that still had to be addressed.The authorities on the island, a eurozone...

ABC News, 00:57 in Business
 

Dollars are dazzling

There are hundreds of hits from property investment schemes where the tax advantages of holding property in a DIY super fund is touted as an opportunity not to be missed. Sometimes they are providing the whole package - the DIY fund, the property and...

 

Observe the cash code

Here are the most effective ways to let finances come between you and your friends. NEVER BE AROUND FOR A ROUND You might get away with it when meeting up with friends to occasionally lurk outside until they've been to the bar, but visit the loo every...

 

Soar on the upsurge of a windfall

When it comes to money, we're used to hearing, ''I don't have enough'', but what about the people who do have some money? What should they be doing with it? In my opinion, paying off debt should always be your number one priority. Start with your bad...

 
Designs on a piece of history

Designs on a piece of history

Objects handed down from generation to generation are generally treasured and admired. But with tastes changing over the generations, sometimes the value is only monetary. ''Everyone who walks into my gallery asking for a valuation thinks they're...

 

Dollars are dazzling

There are hundreds of hits from property investment schemes where the tax advantages of holding property in a DIY super fund is touted as an opportunity not to be missed. Sometimes they are providing the whole package - the DIY fund, the property and...

 

Observe the cash code

Here are the most effective ways to let finances come between you and your friends. NEVER BE AROUND FOR A ROUND You might get away with it when meeting up with friends to occasionally lurk outside until they've been to the bar, but visit the loo every...

 

Soar on the upsurge of a windfall

When it comes to money, we're used to hearing, ''I don't have enough'', but what about the people who do have some money? What should they be doing with it? In my opinion, paying off debt should always be your number one priority. Start with your bad...

 
Designs on a piece of history

Designs on a piece of history

Objects handed down from generation to generation are generally treasured and admired. But with tastes changing over the generations, sometimes the value is only monetary. ''Everyone who walks into my gallery asking for a valuation thinks they're...

 

Dollars are dazzling

There are hundreds of hits from property investment schemes where the tax advantages of holding property in a DIY super fund is touted as an opportunity not to be missed. Sometimes they are providing the whole package - the DIY fund, the property and...

 
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