News archive from 25 April 2013

US dollar dips after weak goods data

THE US dollar has dipped slightly against most other major currencies after a government report showed a plunge in US durable goods orders in March. The euro edged up to $US1.3013 around 0800 AEST, from $US1.2997 at the same time on Tuesday,...

 

Latest hybrid option a non-viable complication

But for our banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), this dazzling array of complication wasn't, well, complicated enough. Enter Suncorp Subordinated Notes – subordinated and convertible. They may sound like the sub...

 

ECB poised to cut rates

Senior sources involved in the deliberations say momentum is building for action to help a eurozone economy which has slipped back into recession, a move that some policymakers wanted to take earlier this year. Inflation sliding well below target...

 

Turning water into profit

“Daylesford is home to 80 per cent of the mineral water in Australia,” Watson says. “It has a 100-year history for this but no one was bottling mineral water and I couldn't understand why.” He soon found out. In the 1980s, the giant drinks...

 

The business of bespoke design

However, smart entrepreneurs are cashing in on the fact some people are keen to sport bespoke garments and accessories. Andrew Ganesan, 27, is banking on this trend and is taking bespoke design to the masses. His family has run a leather bag...

 

Latest hybrid option a non-viable complication

But for our banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), this dazzling array of complication wasn't, well, complicated enough. Enter Suncorp Subordinated Notes – subordinated and convertible. They may sound like the sub...

 

Turning water into profit

“Daylesford is home to 80 per cent of the mineral water in Australia,” Watson says. “It has a 100-year history for this but no one was bottling mineral water and I couldn't understand why.” He soon found out. In the 1980s, the giant drinks...

 

The business of bespoke design

However, smart entrepreneurs are cashing in on the fact some people are keen to sport bespoke garments and accessories. Andrew Ganesan, 27, is banking on this trend and is taking bespoke design to the masses. His family has run a leather bag...

 

ECB poised to cut rates

Senior sources involved in the deliberations say momentum is building for action to help a eurozone economy which has slipped back into recession, a move that some policymakers wanted to take earlier this year. Inflation sliding well below target...

 

Latest hybrid option a non-viable complication

But for our banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), this dazzling array of complication wasn't, well, complicated enough. Enter Suncorp Subordinated Notes – subordinated and convertible. They may sound like the sub...

 

Turning water into profit

“Daylesford is home to 80 per cent of the mineral water in Australia,” Watson says. “It has a 100-year history for this but no one was bottling mineral water and I couldn't understand why.” He soon found out. In the 1980s, the giant drinks...

 

The business of bespoke design

However, smart entrepreneurs are cashing in on the fact some people are keen to sport bespoke garments and accessories. Andrew Ganesan, 27, is banking on this trend and is taking bespoke design to the masses. His family has run a leather bag...

 

ECB poised to cut rates

Senior sources involved in the deliberations say momentum is building for action to help a eurozone economy which has slipped back into recession, a move that some policymakers wanted to take earlier this year. Inflation sliding well below target...

 

Procter, AT&T pull Dow lower

SHARP earnings-related falls in AT&T and Procter & Gamble have pulled the Dow lower while the other main indices closed flat. The Dow Jones Industrial Average today dropped 43.16 points (0.29 per cent) to 14,676.30. The broad-based S&P 500...

 

Can investors still make money from IT services?

An ASX listed technology services contractor failed to win a contract to service Qantas worth as much as $100 million, and we hear that an Indian IT services provider underbid it by as much as 50 per cent! Whether the Indian company got the contract...

TheAge, 09:55 in Business
 
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