News archive from 27 March 2013

QBE on track to meet 2013 targets

Global insurer QBE is on track to meet its financial targets this year as it embarks on a major transformation plan. Chairman Belinda Hutchinson told shareholders at QBE's annual general meeting that while the insurer was disappointed with its 2012...

 

QBE on track to meet 2013 targets

Global insurer QBE is on track to meet its financial targets this year as it embarks on a major transformation plan. Chairman Belinda Hutchinson told shareholders at QBE's annual general meeting that while the insurer was disappointed with its 2012...

 
QBE on track to meet 2013 targets

QBE on track to meet 2013 targets

GLOBAL insurer QBE is on track to meet its financial targets this year as it embarks on a major transformation plan. Chairman Belinda Hutchinson told shareholders at QBE's annual general meeting that while the insurer was disappointed with its 2012...

 
Ports body questions scientist's Abbot Point expansion fears

Ports body questions scientist's Abbot Point expansion fears

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) says there is no evidence to support claims by an English marine scientist that the proposed Abbot Point terminal development would destroy a major wetland.Professor Callum Roberts, from the University of...

ABC News, 11:19 in Business
 
Tony Abbott vows to leave superannuation untouched under a Coalition government

Tony Abbott vows to leave superannuation untouched under a Coalition government

TONY Abbott has declared the Coalition will make ''no adverse unexpected changes'' to superannuation in its first term of government as Labor calls for calm amid reports it is planning to raid super funds at the May budget. Mr Abbott said there had...

 

Markets Live: ASX nudges higher

11:28am: QBE chairman Belinda Hutchinson told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting that while the insurer was disappointed with its 2012 result, things were looking brighter this year. QBE in February reported a full year net profit of...

 
Grants do not help first home buyers

Grants do not help first home buyers

The Law of Unintended Consequences forever stalks government policy with few better examples than the mess that has been made of "helping" first home buyers or, to give this business its real name, hand outs for the housing industry. Both...

 

Grants do not help first home buyers

An auction in Beecroft, Sydney. Photo: Tamara Dean The Law of Unintended Consequences forever stalks government policy with few better examples than the mess that has been made of "helping" first home buyers or, to give this business its...

 

Markets Live: ASX nudges higher

11:28am: QBE chairman Belinda Hutchinson told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting that while the insurer was disappointed with its 2012 result, things were looking brighter this year. QBE in February reported a full year net profit of...

TheAge, 11:35 in Business
 

Grants do not help first home buyers

An auction in Beecroft, Sydney. Photo: Tamara Dean The Law of Unintended Consequences forever stalks government policy with few better examples than the mess that has been made of "helping" first home buyers or, to give this business its...

TheAge, 11:35 in Business
 

Markets Live: ASX nudges higher

11:28am: QBE chairman Belinda Hutchinson told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting that while the insurer was disappointed with its 2012 result, things were looking brighter this year. QBE in February reported a full year net profit of...

 

Hills to focus on electronics, technology

ELECTRONICS, building materials and lifestyle products supplier Hills Holdings expects to be focused mainly on electronics and technology by the 2016 financial year. Hills, which is in the midst of restructuring its operations, on Wednesday released...

 
Putting in extra hours at work won't necessarily help get you that promotion

Putting in extra hours at work won't necessarily help get you that promotion

WORKAHOLICS and office stalwarts beware: just because you've become part of the furniture doesn't mean you're primed for promotion. Our increasingly hectic lives combined with an explosion in mobile technology and more women in the workforce has seen...

 
Wong signals 'sustainable' budget super changes

Wong signals 'sustainable' budget super changes

Finance Minister Penny Wong has given the strongest signal yet that the Federal Government intends to change the tax on superannuation for high income earners.There are reports that tax breaks for the wealthy will be cut in the May budget. Speaking...

ABC News, 11:41 in Business
 
Visitor numbers up, but spending drops

Visitor numbers up, but spending drops

The latest tourism snapshot shows more visitors came to Tasmanian in 2012, but they spent 12 per cent less.Figures show 904,800 people visited the state, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. About 360,000 people holidayed and stayed an...

ABC News, 11:50 in Business
 
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