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Airbnb regulation concerns
Sat Sep 03 12:20:21 EST 2016
A former Tasmanian Liberal minister calls on the Government to back away from regulating the so-called sharing economy.
Does Australia need lemon laws ?
Sat Sep 03 06:03:59 EST 2016
Legal groups are calling for Australia to introduce what is known as “lemon laws” to cover faulty products, including new and used cars.
BHP boss blasts tax
Fri Sep 02 23:31:30 EST 2016
BHP Billiton executive Mike Henry launches a stinging attack on WA Nationals Leader Brendon Grylls’ proposed mining tax.
Govt funding to board members
Fri Sep 02 19:48:14 EST 2016
WA’s Arts Minister approved film funding worth around $1.7 million over three years for production companies owned by members of the Screenwest board.
Fri Sep 02 18:37:45 EST 2016
Doubts in continued funding to ARENA lead to a two projects being suspended in NSW and WA.
ASX lower amid US rate hike fears
Fri Sep 02 18:30:45 EST 2016
The local market closes three-quarters of a per cent lower, ending a week of losses.
Overseas funded unit boom
Fri Sep 02 17:27:29 EST 2016
An analysis of the banking regulator’s data by UBS shows that foreign banks are the driving force behind the latest phase of the east coast apartment boom.
Samsung halts exploding battery phone sales
Fri Sep 02 17:27:29 EST 2016
Samsung confirms it will halt the sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after multiple reports of exploding batteries.
Plans for Uber
Fri Sep 02 17:16:54 EST 2016
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner says he will not change his mind on introducing Uber to the jurisdiction.
Melania Trump sues news outlets
Fri Sep 02 15:31:23 EST 2016
Donald Trump’s wife Melania sues two media outlets that alleged she worked as an escort in the 1990s.
Tale of two rate cuts
Fri Sep 02 14:44:05 EST 2016
When the Reserve Bank cut interest rates by 25 basis points in May, most home borrowers saw the full benefit, but it was a very different story in August.
CommSec s penalties, refunds
Fri Sep 02 14:00:30 EST 2016
CommSec, the brokerage arm of the Commonwealth Bank, pays $700,000 in infringement penalties and voluntarily refunds $1.1 million to more than 25,000 clients.
Hotel booking shake-up
Fri Sep 02 13:04:20 EST 2016
The competition watchdog has reached a deal with travel sites Expedia and Booking.com to allow hotels to provide cheaper rates to customers booking on the phone or through walk-ins, but not on the hotels’ actual website.
RBA s club MIT
Fri Sep 02 10:47:07 EST 2016
The dominance of graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Reserve Bank is further entrenched with the appointment of Guy Debelle as the new deputy governor.
Hydro leak unresolved: Treasurer
Fri Sep 02 10:38:48 EST 2016
Treasurer Peter Gutwein says he is considering his next move over the apparent leaking of a Hydro Tasmania document.
US markets flat
Fri Sep 02 08:33:29 EST 2016
Wall Street finishes flat, with weak oil prices and sluggish factory activity data limiting the markets’ gains.
Cape Canaveral explosion
Fri Sep 02 00:10:03 EST 2016
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida during a test, destroying it and its payload.
Apple tax bill crap
Thu Sep 01 19:32:13 EST 2016
A $19.2 billion back tax bill served on Apple by the European Union is “total political crap”, CEO Tim Cook says.
Manta ray controls sought
Thu Sep 01 19:14:36 EST 2016
Researchers from Murdoch University call for tighter controls over the manta ray tourism industry at Ningaloo reef in Western Australia’s north-west.
Thu Sep 01 17:22:06 EST 2016
Australian shares close modestly lower as figures showing retail sales remained flat, while business investments fell in July.
Ausgrid exception not rule
Thu Sep 01 16:48:04 EST 2016
Former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello says the Ausgrid takeover rejection should be the exception to the rule, as Chinese investments have “transformed the living standards of every Australian”.
Chinese cargo ship released
Thu Sep 01 15:50:00 EST 2016
A Chinese cargo ship which was arrested and then detained by Australian authorities for more than a month is now free to go.
Chinese manufacturing stagnates
Thu Sep 01 14:21:13 EST 2016
Both official and unofficial measures show China’s once-booming manufacturing sector remains stagnant amid weak global demand.
Thu Sep 01 14:04:43 EST 2016
A downturn in food and beverage production drives a slump in Australia’s manufacturing sector in August, sending a key measure of activity to its lowest point in more than a year.
Business investment falls
Thu Sep 01 12:07:35 EST 2016
Business investment tumbles another 5.4 per cent in the June quarter to be down more than 17 per cent over the year.
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