News archive from 31 August 2013

Fed to give markets September shakes

"The move to tapering is a sea change," said Sandra Crowl, a member of the investment committee for fund manager Carmignac Gestion. "This would be the end of a 20-year US bond market rally, and the end of what has been multiple years of...

 

Fed to give markets September shakes

"The move to tapering is a sea change," said Sandra Crowl, a member of the investment committee for fund manager Carmignac Gestion. "This would be the end of a 20-year US bond market rally, and the end of what has been multiple years of...

 

Fed to give markets September shakes

"The move to tapering is a sea change," said Sandra Crowl, a member of the investment committee for fund manager Carmignac Gestion. "This would be the end of a 20-year US bond market rally, and the end of what has been multiple years of...

 
Labor Party campaign launch to focus on jobs, small businesses and skills

Labor Party campaign launch to focus on jobs, small businesses and skills

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will unveil new measures to help small business owners and apprentices at the Labor launch later today in Brisbane.In a city deemed crucial by both major parties to their success at this Saturday's election, the Prime...

ABC News, 00:29 in Business
 
With school in mind, can we retire early?

With school in mind, can we retire early?

In simple terms, save as much as you can in super. You are together bringing home about $140,000 a year after tax and, to pay off the mortgage in three years, would be putting $40,000 a year into the mortgage, leaving $100,000 for savings and living...

 

Seats of power

In more recent times Neale has collected chairs by Gordon Andrews, a designer whose work (including his career as a graphic designer - he designed the decimal currency) was showcased at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum in the 1990s. Neale has three...

 

Lockin' out their generation

Another survey conducted by the Co-Op Bookshop, found that 94 per cent of 17- to 29-year-olds were planning to buy a home in the next five years, with average weekly savings of $150. This hardly builds an image of complacency. However, watching this...

 

First home enticer is simple and super

For Mr Rudd it was a ''tough question and I wish I had an easy answer''. Mr Abbott said ''the reason there's no access is because you need it for retirement''. Um, don't you need a home, too? But Julie had her wires crossed on one count and,...

 
Ups and downs on the way home

Ups and downs on the way home

The Reserve Bank's lower interest rates are obviously working, at least in some parts of the residential property market. CommSec chief economist Craig James says this demand is only for existing dwellings in very concentrated parts of the country....

 
Dividends still up in the air

Dividends still up in the air

For the year to June 30, the airline reported a net profit of $6 million, a year after recording a loss of $244 million. The airline has not paid a dividend since 2009. ''Maybe Qantas is past the worst,'' says Michael Heffernan, a senior client...

 
Edelsten's enterprise in trouble

Edelsten's enterprise in trouble

The run-in with tax authorities comes as Mr Edelsten apparently continues to flout corporate regulations requiring the disclosure of the financial records of his charity Great Expectations Foundation, which solicited donations from celebrity guests at...

 
With school in mind, can we retire early?

With school in mind, can we retire early?

In simple terms, save as much as you can in super. You are together bringing home about $140,000 a year after tax and, to pay off the mortgage in three years, would be putting $40,000 a year into the mortgage, leaving $100,000 for savings and living...

 

Seats of power

In more recent times Neale has collected chairs by Gordon Andrews, a designer whose work (including his career as a graphic designer - he designed the decimal currency) was showcased at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum in the 1990s. Neale has three...

 
With school in mind, can we retire early?

With school in mind, can we retire early?

In simple terms, save as much as you can in super. You are together bringing home about $140,000 a year after tax and, to pay off the mortgage in three years, would be putting $40,000 a year into the mortgage, leaving $100,000 for savings and living...

 

Seats of power

In more recent times Neale has collected chairs by Gordon Andrews, a designer whose work (including his career as a graphic designer - he designed the decimal currency) was showcased at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum in the 1990s. Neale has three...

 
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