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Asia stocks sell-off as virus surges in US

Asia's stock markets have slipped, bonds rose and the US dollar was firm as surging US coronavirus cases, global trade tensions and an International Monetary F [...] Read full article: Asia stocks sell-off as virus surges in ...→

CSL buys in to 'long term' haemophilia treatment in $655m deal

CSL buys in to 'long term' haemophilia treatment in $655m deal

The biotechnology giant has a plan to commercialise a treatment which could reduce treatments for haemophilia patients. Read full article: CSL buys in to 'long term' haemophilia t...→

Qantas warns overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021

Qantas warns overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021

Qantas has announced a drastic three-year plan to ensure the airline’s survival during the coronavirus crisis, will lead to a massive reduction in domestic fli [...] Read full article: Qantas warns overseas travel won’t happe...→

Our experts help make sense of the recession

Our experts help make sense of the recession

Exclusively for subscribers, join our leading economic commentators, Ross Gittins, Jessica Irvine and Shane Wright, at this virtual event on June 25. Read full article: Our experts help make sense of the reces...→

Qantas shares in trading halt

Qantas shares in trading halt

Shares in Qantas have been placed in a trading halt ahead of a share sale in the company. Read full article: Qantas shares in trading halt...→

Philippines eyes Wirecard phantom billions

Wirecard's missing $US2.1 billion ($A3.1 billion) is being investigated by the Philippines, which says that the German payments firm's former chief operating o [...] Read full article: Philippines eyes Wirecard phantom billio...→

Some shelves are very empty at Ikea as demand surges but supply can’t keep up

Some shelves are very empty at Ikea as demand surges but supply can’t keep up

The lonely looking Vardagen teapot was the only one of its kind left at the Ikea store in Sydney’s inner west. It too would probably have been snaffled but som [...] Read full article: Some shelves are very empty at Ikea as d...→

Brewery toasts craft beer unveiling

Brewery toasts craft beer unveiling

NOTHING quite beats cracking a cold one at the end of a long, hard day – except maybe if said cold beer is one of your own creations. Read full article: Brewery toasts craft beer unveiling...→

Senator calls for AMP probe as planners' debt soars

Senator calls for AMP probe as planners' debt soars

Labor Senator Deborah O'Neill has called on ASIC to investigate the wealth giant for changes to contracts with financial advisers that has left scores of them [...] Read full article: Senator calls for AMP probe as planners'...→

PM rejects Aussie icons’ JobKeeper plea

PM rejects Aussie icons’ JobKeeper plea

Scott Morrison has rejected the plea of Tina Arena and Jimmy Barnes to extend JobKeeper for musicians and actors beyond September instead opting for a $250 mil [...] Read full article: PM rejects Aussie icons’ JobKeeper plea...→

Nation's top coal plant cuts output amid COVID-19, renewables pressure

Nation's top coal plant cuts output amid COVID-19, renewables pressure

Australia's largest coal-fired power plant has sharply reduced its output in response to coronavirus gutting demand and renewable energy pushing down prices. Read full article: Nation's top coal plant cuts output amid...→

Melanie Perkins becomes Australia’s third richest woman

Melanie Perkins becomes Australia’s third richest woman

Sydney’s 32-year-old technology sensation Melanie Perkins is rapidly climbing Australia’s rich list after her company Canva surged in value during the virus cr [...] Read full article: Melanie Perkins becomes Australia’s thir...→

Tesla's Australian chairwoman says world was due for another recession

Tesla's Australian chairwoman says world was due for another recession

Robyn Denholm, who faces opposition to her re-election to the Tesla board, says COVID-19 has triggered a downturn much faster than anyone could have anticipate [...] Read full article: Tesla's Australian chairwoman says world...→

Business as usual for new leader of Dragons pack

Business as usual for new leader of Dragons pack

DRAGONS coach Paul McGregor hasn't tapped Paul Vaughan on the shoulder for a private chat this week - he doesn't need to. Read full article: Business as usual for new leader of Drag...→

Crown still on the hook over Melco share sale as casino inquiry resumes

Crown still on the hook over Melco share sale as casino inquiry resumes

The NSW government inquiry into Crown Resorts has dropped its probity investigation into Lawrence Ho's casino group Melco after it made a full retreat from the [...] Read full article: Crown still on the hook over Melco share...→

Finance sector union says ‘Black lives matter everywhere’

Finance sector union says ‘Black lives matter everywhere’

Kerry Smith reports that Australian unions are showing support for the Stop Black Deaths in Custody–Black Lives Matter movement, as shown by this resolution fr [...] Read full article: Finance sector union says ‘Black lives m...→

Families splash out for holidays

Families splash out for holidays

SCHOOL holidays and more sunny skies have many Far North Queensland businesses gearing up for another bumper week. Read full article: Families splash out for holidays...→

Virgin bondholders make eleventh-hour pitch for control of airline

Virgin bondholders make eleventh-hour pitch for control of airline

Virgin Australia's bondholders have offered to pour $925 million into the bankrupt airline as part of a relaunch plan that would see them emerge as the carrier [...] Read full article: Virgin bondholders make eleventh-hour pi...→

CEO arrested after $3.1 billion scandal

CEO arrested after $3.1 billion scandal

The former CEO of German financial technology company Wirecard has been arrested on suspicion of misrepresenting the firm’s finances in an accounting scandal t [...] Read full article: CEO arrested after $3.1 billion scandal...→

Townsville’s newest pizza store opens doors

Townsville’s newest pizza store opens doors

TOWNSVILLE residents wanting to satisfy a pizza craving can now head to the Central Village’s newest store. Read full article: Townsville’s newest pizza store opens do...→

8@eight: ASX set for positive start, Nasdaq hits record

8@eight: ASX set for positive start, Nasdaq hits record

The Australian sharemarket is poised to inch higher at the open after Wall Street finished in positive territory, though it pared gains in the afternoon. The A [...] Read full article: 8@eight: ASX set for positive start, Nas...→

Global bleach likely to hit Reef

Global bleach likely to hit Reef

A THIRD global coral bleaching event has arrived and a James Cook University scientist has warned the reefs off Cairns are unlikely to escape damage. Read full article: Global bleach likely to hit Reef...→

10 things small businesses must do to forge a strong future

10 things small businesses must do to forge a strong future

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Paul Guerra doesn’t pull any punches when he reflects on the fate of small businesses in the state. Read full article: 10 things small businesses must do to fo...→

Tourism venture for FNQ property

Tourism venture for FNQ property

A SYDNEY property investor has bought a cattle property at Kuranda with plans for an eco-tourism venture. Read full article: Tourism venture for FNQ property...→

Anthony Albanese’s letter to PM Scott Morrison to outline energy policy approach

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has urged the Prime Minister to end the climate wars in a letter outlining a new bipartisan approach on energy policy that’s bein [...] Read full article: Anthony Albanese’s letter to PM Scott Mo...→

Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports to $10b pushing into new markets

Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports to $10b pushing into new markets

Australia's wine industry needs diversified export markets to lower the risks from global political tensions and changes in consumer demand, a new strategy pap [...] Read full article: Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports ...→

Aussie doc says border like Nazi Germany

Aussie doc says border like Nazi Germany

Western Australia’s health minister has slammed “disgraceful” comments made by a prominent doctor who likened the state’s coronavirus border controls to Nazi G [...] Read full article: Aussie doc says border like Nazi Germany...→

Thumping data drives stocks and oil higher

World stocks and risk currencies have rallied on encouraging global economic data and assurances from US President Donald Trump that the US-China trade deal re [...] Read full article: Thumping data drives stocks and oil high...→

New item Aussies are stockpiling

New item Aussies are stockpiling

With just over a week before the Federal Government’s likely ban on the importation of vaping liquids, Australians are stockpiling the nicotine product. Read full article: New item Aussies are stockpiling...→

Businesses to struggle if international tourists can't return soon

Businesses to struggle if international tourists can't return soon

Businesses who have relied on international tourism will have to compete in a tighter domestic market. Read full article: Businesses to struggle if international ...→

Woolworths' wage underpayments: the $390m sore that keeps on weeping

Woolworths' wage underpayments: the $390m sore that keeps on weeping

Sales are roaring along for the grocery giant, but the good news has been marred by the escalation of its wages scandal. Read full article: Woolworths' wage underpayments: the $390...→

China’s aggression sparks ‘urgent’ warning

China’s aggression sparks ‘urgent’ warning

Australia must urgently strengthen its partnership with the United States, Japan and other regional partners to resist China’s gradual domination in the Indo-P [...] Read full article: China’s aggression sparks ‘urgent’ warni...→

ASIC sues CBA over dodgy super advice

The Australian Securities And Investments Commission (ASIC) is suing the Commonwealth Bank and subsidiary Colonial First State Investments over a banking royal [...] Read full article: ASIC sues CBA over dodgy super advice...→

Business output rebounds, but jobs lag

Business output rebounds, but jobs lag

Services sector activity is growing for the first time in five months, as restaurants and retailers resume trading after the easing of coronavirus restrictions [...] Read full article: Business output rebounds, but jobs lag...→

Woolworths underpayments blow out to $390 million, flags redundancies

Woolworths underpayments blow out to $390 million, flags redundancies

Woolworths has revealed the total cost of its worker underpayment scandal has increased by $75 million after the company identified more underpaid workers at i [...] Read full article: Woolworths underpayments blow out to $39...→

ASX to follow Wall St higher,  $A jumps

ASX to follow Wall St higher, $A jumps

The Australian sharemarket is tipped to rise in early trade after US stocks rose overnight on tech strength. Read full article: ASX to follow Wall St higher, $A jumps...→

8@eight: ASX set to rise, $A jumps

8@eight: ASX set to rise, $A jumps

The Australian sharemarket is set for more gains this morning after Wall Street advanced overnight on cautious optimism in markets, with futures shortly before [...] Read full article: 8@eight: ASX set to rise, $A jumps...→

Wall Street ends higher as rising virus cases spur stimulus hopes

Wall Street ends higher as rising virus cases spur stimulus hopes

ASX set for gains as investors focused on the potential for more government stimulus measures even as they worried about an increase in coronavirus cases. Read full article: Wall Street ends higher as rising virus ...→

Wall Street billionaire predicts a 'big V' economic rebound in next few months

Wall Street billionaire predicts a 'big V' economic rebound in next few months

Steve Schwarzman, chief executive officer of Blackstone Group said the economy is likely to benefit from a V-type recovery in the next few months. Read full article: Wall Street billionaire predicts a 'big ...→

Australia-UK free trade agreement: Visas on the table under negotiations to begin this month

Australia-UK free trade agreement: Visas on the table under negotiations to begin this month

Greater opportunities for business visas and the potential to “streamline and extend” working holiday visas for young people are on the table as part of a free [...] Read full article: Australia-UK free trade agreement: Visas...→

Energy company spruiker faces jail

Energy company spruiker faces jail

A HOPE Island man who once claimed to have invented a power source which would revolutionise the renewable energy market is again facing jail time. Read full article: Energy company spruiker faces jail...→

David Jones parent runs through options on its Australian businesses

David Jones parent runs through options on its Australian businesses

David Jones, along with its major competitor Myer, has struggled in recent years to improve profitability and has been hit hard by the impacts of COVID-19. Read full article: David Jones parent runs through options ...→

$30m wanted for Fitzroy Island

$30m wanted for Fitzroy Island

DEVELOPER Doug Gamble is seeking $30 million for his Fitzroy Island Resort off the coast of Cairns. Read full article: $30m wanted for Fitzroy Island...→

Deloitte slashes hundreds of jobs amid virus slump

Deloitte slashes hundreds of jobs amid virus slump

ACCOUNTING giant Deloitte is expected to slash up to 70 jobs at its Brisbane office as part of a national reduction in its national workforce due to the corona [...] Read full article: Deloitte slashes hundreds of jobs amid v...→

'He's dreaming': Mike Cannon-Brookes and coal baron Trevor St Baker clash over renewables

'He's dreaming': Mike Cannon-Brookes and coal baron Trevor St Baker clash over renewables

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and energy titan Trevor St Baker have clashed over which is Australia's biggest investor in renewable energy.  Read full article: 'He's dreaming': Mike Cannon-Brookes and...→

Transurban payout down as traffic drops

Toll road operator Transurban will pay a reduced second half distribution amid a fall in traffic volumes at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Transurban payout down as traffic drops...→

MPs want super rise dumped

MPs want super rise dumped

Labor has accused coalition MPs lobbying for a delay in raising the superannuation guarantee of trying to force more people to retire in poverty. Read full article: MPs want super rise dumped...→

Businesses ‘hamstrung’ as tourists flood back

Businesses ‘hamstrung’ as tourists flood back

Chamber president implores government to review restrictions as the limitations continue to damage business owners. Read full article: Businesses ‘hamstrung’ as tourists flood...→

Unaccredited firm awarded tender

Unaccredited firm awarded tender

The Northern Territory Government’s procurement policy has again caused confusion after an unaccredited firm was awarded a $175,000 tender earlier this year. Read full article: Unaccredited firm awarded tender...→

'A fateful week': Lufthansa's biggest investor threatening to block rescue plan

'A fateful week': Lufthansa's biggest investor threatening to block rescue plan

Lufthansa faces one of the most momentous weeks in a near 70-year history, with a clash between its biggest investor and the German government threatening to s [...] Read full article: 'A fateful week': Lufthansa's biggest in...→

‘You got rocked’: Trump trolled

‘You got rocked’: Trump trolled

Trump critic and US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained her take on the low crowd numbers.... “Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok wh [...] Read full article: ‘You got rocked’: Trump trolled...→

ASX set for steep losses, Lowe to speak

ASX set for steep losses, Lowe to speak

Futures are pointing to sharp losses for the Australian sharemarket as a new trading week gets underway. RBA Governor Philip Lowe is scheduled to speak today. Read full article: ASX set for steep losses, Lowe to speak...→

Act that sparked North Korea’s rage

Act that sparked North Korea’s rage

World leaders have blown a whole heap of hot air spruiking diplomatic progress between Korea’s North and South since Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s landmark me [...] Read full article: Act that sparked North Korea’s rage...→

Sydney to become home to world’s tallest ‘timber tower’

Sydney to become home to world’s tallest ‘timber tower’

Australian tech behemoth Atlassian is set to build a 40-storey hybrid timber tower right next to Central Station at the southern end of Sydney’s CBD, in what w [...] Read full article: Sydney to become home to world’s tallest...→

No country is an island in the all-in-it-together COVID collapse

No country is an island in the all-in-it-together COVID collapse

Welcome to the first truly global recession of the modern era.The corona downturn disrespects national borders and is contemptuous of differences between regio [...] Read full article: No country is an island in the all-in-it...→

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Bad news for Aussie travellers

Qantas has announced a drastic three-year plan to ensure the airline’s survival during the coronavirus crisis which includes a massive reduction in domestic fl [...] Read full article: Bad news for Aussie travellers...→

Qantas' brutal plan for survival and a post-pandemic future

Qantas' brutal plan for survival and a post-pandemic future

Alan Joyce and his board had no choice but to take some harsh and unpleasant decisions to fundamentally recreate the carrier. Read full article: Qantas' brutal plan for survival and a p...→

Bayer to keep selling Roundup in Australia, will fight local lawsuits

Bayer to keep selling Roundup in Australia, will fight local lawsuits

Bayer will keep selling glyphosate-based weedsprays in Australia and fight litigation here against its product Roundup, despite agreeing to settle US claims. Read full article: Bayer to keep selling Roundup in Austral...→

ASX to dive as COVID cases rise; Qantas raising $1.9bn

ASX to dive as COVID cases rise; Qantas raising $1.9bn

The ASX 200 is tipped to dive at Thursday's open as rising coronavirus cases - and the prospect of restrictions being reinstated - unnerves investors. Read full article: ASX to dive as COVID cases rise; Qantas ...→

Qantas to sack more than 6000 workers; launch $1.9 billion raising

Qantas to sack more than 6000 workers; launch $1.9 billion raising

Qantas says it will sack at least 6000 of its 30,000 employees and launch a $1.9 billion capital raising in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Read full article: Qantas to sack more than 6000 workers; l...→

Gold shines, virus surge worries investors

Gold prices have surged to their highest in nearly eight years while global shares cooled as signs of an acceleration in coronavirus cases kept investors on ed [...] Read full article: Gold shines, virus surge worries investo...→

Brawl over ownership taints mine

Brawl over ownership taints mine

FOUR years ago local stockbroker Chris Brown and mining engineer Brad Gordon were sitting on a beach in East Java. Read full article: Brawl over ownership taints mine...→

Sneaky way Aussies avoiding vaping ban

Sneaky way Aussies avoiding vaping ban

With just over a week before the Federal Government’s likely ban on the importation of vaping liquids, Australians are stockpiling the nicotine product. Read full article: Sneaky way Aussies avoiding vaping ban...→

8 Latest Business News | Gold Coast Bulletin

Copper prices climbed after US President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China was "fully intact" and European and US data gave hope of economic recovery.. [...] Read full article: 8 Latest Business News | Gold Coast Bull...→

Cairns could be warmer Canberra

Cairns could be warmer Canberra

CAIRNS could become the Canberra of the north under a plan to force public servants to move from the national capital to the tropics. Read full article: Cairns could be warmer Canberra...→

SA project gets $6.2m from South Korea

SOUTH Korea has joined the race to lock in uranium supplies from South Australia, signing a $6.2 million deal with Scimitar Resources. Read full article: SA project gets $6.2m from South Korea...→

Restrictions on gig economy could hurt stood-down workers: Airtasker founder

Restrictions on gig economy could hurt stood-down workers: Airtasker founder

Victoria wants to give more formal protections to gig economy workers, but Airtasker warns that could hinder those who've lost jobs earning from a side hustle. Read full article: Restrictions on gig economy could hurt s...→

Spike in demand for loo roll, pasta, eggs drives a return to rationing

Spike in demand for loo roll, pasta, eggs drives a return to rationing

Woolworths will reinstate product limits for a number of items at its Victorian stores following 'significantly elevated demand' over the past 24 hours. Read full article: Spike in demand for loo roll, pasta, egg...→

Apartment tower for Harbour Town

Apartment tower for Harbour Town

LEWIS Land, after a 40-year Gold Coast history in property development, appears set to turn apartment builder in its own right for the first time. Read full article: Apartment tower for Harbour Town...→

7 Finance – syndicated | Geelong Advertiser

Financial A company once regarded as a star of the financial technology sector has been engulfed in a massive misconduct case involving market manipulation.... [...] Read full article: 7 Finance – syndicated | Geelong Adverti...→

Virgin bondholders propose $1b cash boost

Virgin Australia bondholders have put forward a recapitalisation proposal for the struggling airline, seeking to knock out rival offers from two US private equ [...] Read full article: Virgin bondholders propose $1b cash boos...→

What can (and can't) you claim on tax if you're working from home?

What can (and can't) you claim on tax if you're working from home?

Deluxe stationery? The cost of Zoom calls? Depreciation on your dining-table 'desk'? What deductions can you claim for working from home during the pandemic? Read full article: What can (and can't) you claim on tax if...→

Virgin bondholders outline bid details

Virgin Australia Holdings bondholders have lodged a recapitalisation proposal with the airline's administrator, rivalling bids from Bain Capital and Cyrus Capi [...] Read full article: Virgin bondholders outline bid details...→

Russians to test Southport market

Russians to test Southport market

TO say that shops that front Queen St in The Shores tower have been woeful performers might well be an understatement. Read full article: Russians to test Southport market...→

Unintended consequences: JPMorgan warns of stimulus-fuelled zombie companies

Unintended consequences: JPMorgan warns of stimulus-fuelled zombie companies

JPMorgan executive Mary Erdoes said she's worried about the after-effects of stimulus measures imposed by central banks to help economies savaged by the corona [...] Read full article: Unintended consequences: JPMorgan warns ...→

Ex-Wirecard boss Braun arrested as creditors hunt lost billions

Ex-Wirecard boss Braun arrested as creditors hunt lost billions

Wirecard's former boss has been arrested on suspicion of falsifying its accounts, after the German payments firm disclosed a $US2.1 billion financial hole and [...] Read full article: Ex-Wirecard boss Braun arrested as credi...→

Dream business shattered by flood

Dream business shattered by flood

DANIEL Watkins’ plans of opening a water ski park was one day from being a reality when torrential rain and strong winds tore up his dream before his eyes. Read full article: Dream business shattered by flood...→

Subbie sucks it up — again

Subbie sucks it up — again

A GOLD COAST family’s concrete contracting company lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when a prominent local development company went bust about eight years [...] Read full article: Subbie sucks it up — again...→

Probe into tycoon's $2.3m gift to daughter

THE gift of $2.3 million in cash was the biggest present the daughter of Queensland tycoon Ray Catelan received from her dad, according to Takeovers Panel find [...] Read full article: Probe into tycoon's $2.3m gift to daught...→

Swift Australia to buy Tatiara Meat Co

THE future of up to 500 workers at a major meat exporter has been assured by its sale to Swift Australia, part of the world's largest meat-processing business. Read full article: Swift Australia to buy Tatiara Meat Co...→

Vaping liquid sales surge ahead of July 1 ban on importation

Vaping liquid sales surge ahead of July 1 ban on importation

With just over a week before the Federal Government’s likely ban on the importation of vaping liquids, Australians are stockpiling the nicotine product. Read full article: Vaping liquid sales surge ahead of July ...→

Copper up on China demand, low inventory

Copper prices climbed overnight, reinforced by lower inventories and robust consumption in top consumer China, though any further rally is likely to require si [...] Read full article: Copper up on China demand, low inventory...→

Mine dept needs efficiency: Gunner

Mine dept needs efficiency: Gunner

THE Gunner Government Mines Department has become a “faux environmental department” creating delays for resource companies looking to establish in the Northern [...] Read full article: Mine dept needs efficiency: Gunner...→

Dramatic claim to Bing’s huge inheritance

Dramatic claim to Bing’s huge inheritance

The tragic death of movie mogul Steve Bing is sure to reignite another convoluted and drama-soaked chapter for the rights to his vast fortune. Read full article: Dramatic claim to Bing’s huge inheritanc...→

Retail couple still in vogue

Retail couple still in vogue

FAR North fashionistas Rob and Jane Koch appreciate more than most the virtue of being able to reinvent one’s self in business. Read full article: Retail couple still in vogue...→

Harvey expects 20% jump in FY profit - Shepparton News

Harvey expects 20% jump in FY profit - Shepparton News

Harvey Norman says it expects full-year profit will be 20 per cent higher, after customers flocked to its Australian stores this year. Read full article: Harvey expects 20% jump in FY profit - S...→

Land sales drive market recovery

Land sales drive market recovery

Perth's vacant land and established property markets soared last week - recording the best weekly sales in years - as land sales drive post-pandemic market rec [...] Read full article: Land sales drive market recovery...→

Australia’s ‘urgent’ warning on China

Australia’s ‘urgent’ warning on China

Australia must urgently strengthen its partnership with the United States, Japan and other regional partners to resist China’s gradual domination in the Indo-P [...] Read full article: Australia’s ‘urgent’ warning on China...→

China-US ‘cold war’ will be worse than pandemic, expert warns

China-US ‘cold war’ will be worse than pandemic, expert warns

A top expert has warned that the “new cold war” between the United States and China will have worse global impacts than the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: China-US ‘cold war’ will be worse than p...→

Germany dares Lufthansa's billionaire top shareholder to scuttle $15b bailout

Germany dares Lufthansa's billionaire top shareholder to scuttle $15b bailout

Germany has stood by its bailout plan for Lufthansa, daring the airline's disgruntled top shareholder to knock it down at a pivotal vote this week. Read full article: Germany dares Lufthansa's billionaire to...→

Will the wrecker’s record car sale

Will the wrecker’s record car sale

WILL Smith has bought a new iPhone as he prepares, for the first time, to open the doors of his Gold Coast Wreckers for one of the biggest spare parts sales st [...] Read full article: Will the wrecker’s record car sale...→

'Flight to quality': Canva soars to $8.6 billion valuation

'Flight to quality': Canva soars to $8.6 billion valuation

Australian graphic design platform Canva is now worth $8.6 billion after it raised $US60 million in fresh funding from private investors. Read full article: 'Flight to quality': Canva soars to $8.6...→

Borders reopening a game-changer for SA

Borders reopening a game-changer for SA

When the Premier reopened South Australia’s borders last week to the NT, WA, Tasmania and Queensland, he effectively gave SA the equivalent to a head start in [...] Read full article: Borders reopening a game-changer for SA...→

Storyboard set to impress

Storyboard set to impress

AN entrepreneur from Cairns is on the cusp of launching an innovative social media platform. Read full article: Storyboard set to impress...→

NAB's McEwan says banks will be less profitable in short-term

NAB's McEwan says banks will be less profitable in short-term

National Australia Bank boss Ross McEwan has warned shareholders in the country's banks would wear lower returns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: NAB's McEwan says banks will be less pro...→

Virgin Australia offers locked in as bidding race hits final straight

Virgin Australia offers locked in as bidding race hits final straight

Virgin Australia’s administrators Deloitte has received binding bids from Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital and will now choose a preferred bidder by the end of t [...] Read full article: Virgin Australia offers locked in as bid...→

‘Utter nonsense’: Trump’s excuse in impeachment saga mocked

‘Utter nonsense’: Trump’s excuse in impeachment saga mocked

Former US national security adviser John Bolton has ripped into his one-time boss Donald Trump in an explosive TV interview, calling him “erratic” and “stunnin [...] Read full article: ‘Utter nonsense’: Trump’s excuse in impe...→

Stocks try to shake fear of new virus wave

Stocks try to shake fear of new virus wave

US stock futures have erased losses and Asian stocks held flat, trying to shake off worries that rising coronavirus cases in the United States could scupper a [...] Read full article: Stocks try to shake fear of new virus wa...→

Security warning as MyBudget customers remain locked out

Security warning as MyBudget customers remain locked out

Thousands of MyBudget customers still remain unable to access their own money have been criticised for not having robust security systems. Read full article: Security warning as MyBudget customers r...→

Stockland cuts distribution as values fall, CEO to retire

Stockland cuts distribution as values fall, CEO to retire

Stockland is revising its distribution at the same time as chief executive and managing director Mark Steinert is retiring after seven and half years on the jo [...] Read full article: Stockland cuts distribution as values fa...→

Goldminers shine, but ASX still down 0.6%

Goldminers shine, but ASX still down 0.6%

The Australian sharemarket lost as much as 1 per cent in early trade and the financial sector continues to weigh. Gold miners are among the best performers. Read full article: Goldminers shine, but ASX still down 0.6...→

Businesses given tools to help stop cyber attacks

Businesses given tools to help stop cyber attacks

Two Toowoomba organisations have teamed up to provide digital workshops for businesses to increase cyber awareness. Read full article: Businesses given tools to help stop cybe...→

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong’s power play

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong’s power play

Rocketman better watch out. His kid sister, nicknamed “Princess” in North Korea and sometimes referred to as the “Twisted Sister,” is now acting more like the [...] Read full article: North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong’s power play...→

Sydney is returning to work, step by sterilised step

Sydney is returning to work, step by sterilised step

More of us would be keen to return to the office if it didn't involve public transport, an ABS survey has shown. Read full article: Sydney is returning to work, step by ste...→

Starfish cause spike in reef jobs

Starfish cause spike in reef jobs

AN increasing number of Indigenous Queenslanders are signing up as recruits to help rid the reef of Crown of Thorns Starfish. Read full article: Starfish cause spike in reef jobs...→

Qantas boss pleads with PM for extension to JobKeeper subsidy

Qantas boss pleads with PM for extension to JobKeeper subsidy

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has revealed he’s had “a good conversation” with the Prime Minister about extending JobKeeper or an alternative lifeline to the airline i [...] Read full article: Qantas boss pleads with PM for extension...→

ScoMo denies ABC funding cuts

ScoMo denies ABC funding cuts

The public broadcaster announced it will slash up to 250 jobs and axe its flagship 7.45am radio news bulletin in a major shake-up. Read full article: ScoMo denies ABC funding cuts...→

Goldsea pulls plug on Alto Metals bid

China's Goldsea Group says it will let a takeover bid by its unit for Australian gold miner Alto Metals lapse after the country's foreign investment board soug [...] Read full article: Goldsea pulls plug on Alto Metals bid...→

Qantas to cut 6000 jobs, slash costs

Qantas to cut 6000 jobs, slash costs

Qantas says it will cut 6,000 jobs and continue to stand down 15,000 employees as part of its recovery plan from the COVID pandemic. Read full article: Qantas to cut 6000 jobs, slash costs...→

Qantas in trading halt ahead of capital raising

Qantas in trading halt ahead of capital raising

Qantas has requested its shares be put into a trading halt ahead of announcing a capital raising. Read full article: Qantas in trading halt ahead of capital ...→

Ikea shelves nearly stripped bare

Ikea shelves nearly stripped bare

The lonely looking Vardagen teapot was the only one of its kind left at the Ikea store in Sydney’s inner west. It too would probably have been snaffled but som [...] Read full article: Ikea shelves nearly stripped bare...→

Weipa mine native title agreement

Weipa mine native title agreement

THE developers of a proposed $2 billion bauxite mine near Weipa have reached a crucial native title and land access agreement with the traditional owners. Read full article: Weipa mine native title agreement...→

US painkiller to be sold in Australian pharmacies to shore up supply

US painkiller to be sold in Australian pharmacies to shore up supply

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson will supply US painkiller brand Tylenol to pharmacies as health regulators move to address any future medical shortages. Read full article: US painkiller to be sold in Australian p...→

Super returns at risk from climate inaction, study finds

Super returns at risk from climate inaction, study finds

Financial modelling by investment consulting firm JANA has found superannuation returns could suffer from government inaction on climate change. Read full article: Super returns at risk from climate inact...→

Luxe brands flock to Pacific Fair

Luxe brands flock to Pacific Fair

IT’S one of the world’s most recognisable luxury brands, has stores in “the most important cities on earth” — and it’s coming to town to recruit you. Read full article: Luxe brands flock to Pacific Fair...→

Young Aussie billionaire’s wealth rockets

Young Aussie billionaire’s wealth rockets

Sydney’s 32-year-old technology sensation Melanie Perkins is rapidly climbing Australia’s rich list after her company Canva surged in value during the virus cr [...] Read full article: Young Aussie billionaire’s wealth rocket...→

Looming staff cuts at Qantas likely larger than the 2014 purge of 5000

Looming staff cuts at Qantas likely larger than the 2014 purge of 5000

Qantas culls staff as Virgin culls suitors. Separate as these two events might seem, Australia has a domestic aviation duopoly so what happens to one player vi [...] Read full article: Looming staff cuts at Qantas likely larg...→

Senator calls for ASIC probe into Holden over 'potential phoenixing'

Senator calls for ASIC probe into Holden over 'potential phoenixing'

Senator Deborah O'Neill has asked the corporate regulator to investigate General Motors' plans to establish a new company that will import and sell GM vehicles [...] Read full article: Senator calls for ASIC probe into Holden...→

Asia stocks creep to four-month high

Asian shares have crept to a four-month high as investors remained stubbornly upbeat on the outlook for a re-opening of the global economy even as cases of the [...] Read full article: Asia stocks creep to four-month high...→

Retirees suffer as cashed-up banks cut term deposit rates

Retirees suffer as cashed-up banks cut term deposit rates

Retirees who rely on bank interest payments for income have already had a tough time but there may be worse to come. Read full article: Retirees suffer as cashed-up banks cut t...→

Signs of a global recovery are encouraging, but could be deceptive

Signs of a global recovery are encouraging, but could be deceptive

Surveys of economic activity in the US, Europe and Australia are showing signs of a rebound in the world economy. But don't pop the champagne just yet. Read full article: Signs of a global recovery are encouragi...→

We're going to have high unemployment for a long time, whether we like it or no [...]

"We're going to have high unemployment for a long time, whether we like it or no [...]

"We're going to have high unemployment for a long time, whether we like it or not, and there will need to be stronger supports for people. An increased payment [...] Read full article: "We're going to have high unemployment f...→

BHP tightens health rules as COVID-19 cases among Chilean miners mount

BHP tightens health rules as COVID-19 cases among Chilean miners mount

The resources giant announced stricter health measures after coronavirus cases at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, reached 150 this wee [...] Read full article: BHP tightens health rules as COVID-19 ca...→

ASX to inch higher after NASDAQ sets new record

ASX to inch higher after NASDAQ sets new record

The Australian sharemarket is tipped to edge higher after Wall Street's overnight rally, where the NASDAQ set a new record high. Read full article: ASX to inch higher after NASDAQ sets new...→

Copper gains as Trump, data help outlook

Copper gains as Trump, data help outlook

Copper prices rose overnight after US President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China was "fully intact" and stronger-than-expected European and US data bo [...] Read full article: Copper gains as Trump, data help outlook...→

4 Coronavirus Australia: Second wave of panic buying hits Melbourne | Gold Coast Bulletin

4 Coronavirus Australia: Second wave of panic buying hits Melbourne | Gold Coast Bulletin

Just a few weeks after supermarkets removed all limits on purchases there are signs that panic buying is on the up once again. Read full article: 4 Coronavirus Australia: Second wave of ...→

Four brothers fight over letter dividing $16.2b fortune

Four brothers fight over letter dividing $16.2b fortune

A 2015 letter is at the centre of a dispute between four brothers from one of the world's wealthiest families. Read full article: Four brothers fight over letter dividing...→

Trump’s stern warning: ‘Beware’

Trump’s stern warning: ‘Beware’

President Donald Trump delivered a strong warning to protesters overnight, threatening “serious force” if they tried to deface controversial monuments or creat [...] Read full article: Trump’s stern warning: ‘Beware’...→

Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mask credit score risks

Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mask credit score risks

Credit scores are holding up for now as government financial support and mortgage repayment pauses mask the true repayment risk of people affected by the econo [...] Read full article: Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mas...→

Aussie company Novonix shares driven by Tesla battery rumours

Aussie company Novonix shares driven by Tesla battery rumours

The stock, backed by Trevor St Baker, is on a tear after rumours spread on social media that a deal with Tesla is in the works. Read full article: Aussie company Novonix shares driven by ...→

Singapore's ARA in Cromwell takeover bid

Singapore's ARA Asset Management has made a takeover bid to acquire a large chunk of securities in Cromwell Property Group that it does not already own. Read full article: Singapore's ARA in Cromwell takeover bid...→

Port could sport billion-dollar tag

THE Port of Townsville could attract a price as high as $1.16 billion if the State Government sells it on a long-term lease. Read full article: Port could sport billion-dollar tag...→

High Court and Dyson Heydon have failed women

High Court and Dyson Heydon have failed women

The #MeToo incidents involving former High Court judge Dyson Heydon are shocking because of his special role. Read full article: High Court and Dyson Heydon have failed ...→

Woodside shows appetite for Chevron's North West Shelf LNG stake

Woodside shows appetite for Chevron's North West Shelf LNG stake

The head of Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has signalled a willingness to make a move on Chevron's stake in the $34 billion North West Shelf LNG project [...] Read full article: Woodside shows appetite for Chevron's No...→

'No choice': ARA launches unsolicited $520m takeover bid for Cromwell

'No choice': ARA launches unsolicited $520m takeover bid for Cromwell

ARA Asset Management steps up its bitter battle with Cromwell, seeking to clear out the property landlord's board with an unsolicited $520m takeover bid. Read full article: 'No choice': ARA launches unsolicited $5...→

Worn out working for missing $165k

JOHN Weatherley should be relaxing in the twilight years of his retirement, free from financial hardship. Read full article: Worn out working for missing $165k...→

ASIC sues CBA over banned super payment

The Australian Securities And Investments Commission (ASIC) is suing the Commonwealth Bank and subsidiary Colonial First State Investments over a banking royal [...] Read full article: ASIC sues CBA over banned super payment...→

The RBA experiment keenly watched by the Federal Reserve

The RBA experiment keenly watched by the Federal Reserve

The US central bank is closely monitoring the Reserve Bank's unconventional intervention in the Australian bond market as it ponders whether to copy its move. Read full article: The RBA experiment keenly watched by the...→

ACCC takes Dodo and iPrimus to court over internet speed claims

ACCC takes Dodo and iPrimus to court over internet speed claims

The competition regulator has launched Federal Court proceedings against Dodo and iPrimus for allegedly misleading customers. Read full article: ACCC takes Dodo and iPrimus to court ove...→

‘Urgent’ China warning claims Australia needs alliance with US

‘Urgent’ China warning claims Australia needs alliance with US

Australia must urgently strengthen its partnership with the United States, Japan and other regional partners to resist China’s gradual domination in the Indo-P [...] Read full article: ‘Urgent’ China warning claims Australia ...→

EOFY 2020: Things you must remember to do before June 30

EOFY 2020: Things you must remember to do before June 30

The new financial year is just around the corner – but there’s more to this time of year than simply lodging your tax return. Read full article: EOFY 2020: Things you must remember to d...→

Different slant takes flavour to new heights

Different slant takes flavour to new heights

A CAIRNS hotel has taken a bold step to make its flagship eatery stand apart from the rest of the city’s restaurants. Read full article: Different slant takes flavour to new hei...→

Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced MP

Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced MP

When news broke of the secret tapes scandal that engulfed the career of Victorian powerbroker Adem Somyurek, Labor leader Anthony Albanese rushed out to declar [...] Read full article: Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced M...→

Stocks near three-month peak, dollar sags

World stocks are just shy of three-month highs and the dollar has weakened further as optimism on economies opening up boosts risk appetite, shrugging off worr [...] Read full article: Stocks near three-month peak, dollar sag...→

European stocks hit by rising virus cases

A recovery in world stocks has faltered as the threat of rising coronavirus infections in parts of Europe and the United States curbed risk appetite, boosting [...] Read full article: European stocks hit by rising virus case...→

New WorkCover SA board member

New WorkCover SA board member

IT is important for stakeholders that WorkCoverSA gets a difficult balancing act right, says Prescott Securities CEO David White. Read full article: New WorkCover SA board member...→

Challenger announces $300m equity raising

Challenger has announced a $300 million equity raising to strengthen its capital position and take advantage of returns of up to 20 per cent. Read full article: Challenger announces $300m equity raisin...→

Pizza Hut at Kirra to reopen

Pizza Hut at Kirra to reopen

THE iconic Pizza Hut restaurant at Kirra Beach will reopen its doors. Read full article: Pizza Hut at Kirra to reopen...→

‘Rich get richer’: ScoMo’s scheme backfires

‘Rich get richer’: ScoMo’s scheme backfires

The full details of the Government’s new HomeBuilder grant have only just been revealed – but it’s already being slammed by critics who claim those who need it [...] Read full article: ‘Rich get richer’: ScoMo’s scheme backfi...→

Commuters may never return to the roads, says Transurban boss

Commuters may never return to the roads, says Transurban boss

However, the chief executive of the toll road giant expects delivery vans to take the place of commuters due to a mass shift to online shopping during the heal [...] Read full article: Commuters may never return to the roads,...→

Challenger launches $300m raising, flags no final dividend

Challenger launches $300m raising, flags no final dividend

Challenger is asking investors to tip in up to $300 million in new equity so it can withstand any further market volatility and pounce on opportunities. Read full article: Challenger launches $300m raising, flags...→

Trump’s own words blow up in his face

Trump’s own words blow up in his face

Donald Trump has been mocked in the wake of his much-hyped rally yesterday. His own words have only made the situation worse.... Donald Trump returning to the [...] Read full article: Trump’s own words blow up in his face...→

Banks are the known unknowns of the pandemic's fallout

Banks are the known unknowns of the pandemic's fallout

We are about to get an idea of how much damage the pandemic has done to the world's most important banking system - and Australia's banks will be watching clos [...] Read full article: Banks are the known unknowns of the pand...→

‘Cold and ruthless’: Kim Jong-un’s sister

‘Cold and ruthless’: Kim Jong-un’s sister

Rocketman better watch out. His kid sister, nicknamed “Princess” in North Korea and sometimes referred to as the “Twisted Sister,” is now acting more like the [...] Read full article: ‘Cold and ruthless’: Kim Jong-un’s siste...→

Metcash flags fresh acquisition after a COVID-boosted full-year result

Metcash flags fresh acquisition after a COVID-boosted full-year result

Supermarket and hardware wholesaler Metcash will acquire tools retailer Total Tools following a set of strong full-year earnings boosted by the COVID-19 pandem [...] Read full article: Metcash flags fresh acquisition after a ...→

Mining lobby release road map to cut emissions

Mining lobby release road map to cut emissions

Australia’s peak mining lobby group, the Minerals Council of Australia, will release a road map to cut carbon emissions as it throws its support behind the Par [...] Read full article: Mining lobby release road map to cut emi...→

James Hardie lifts June quarter guidance - Shepparton News

James Hardie lifts June quarter guidance - Shepparton News

James Hardie expects volumes to improve in North America and Europe, along with an improvement in margins after imprved housing market activity. Read full article: James Hardie lifts June quarter guidance...→

Starfish cause spike in reef jobs

Starfish cause spike in reef jobs

AN increasing number of Indigenous Queenslanders are signing up as recruits to help rid the reef of Crown of Thorns Starfish. Read full article: Starfish cause spike in reef jobs...→

No country is an island in the all-in-it-together COVID collapse

No country is an island in the all-in-it-together COVID collapse

Welcome to the first truly global recession of the modern era.The corona downturn disrespects national borders and is contemptuous of differences between regio [...] Read full article: No country is an island in the all-in-it...→

ScoMo denies ABC funding cuts

ScoMo denies ABC funding cuts

The public broadcaster announced it will slash up to 250 jobs and axe its flagship 7.45am radio news bulletin in a major shake-up. Read full article: ScoMo denies ABC funding cuts...→

Qantas' brutal plan for survival and a post-pandemic future

Qantas' brutal plan for survival and a post-pandemic future

Alan Joyce and his board had no choice but to take some harsh and unpleasant decisions to fundamentally recreate the carrier. Read full article: Qantas' brutal plan for survival and a p...→

Qantas warns overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021

Qantas warns overseas travel won’t happen until mid 2021

Qantas has announced a drastic three-year plan to ensure the airline’s survival during the coronavirus crisis, will lead to a massive reduction in domestic fli [...] Read full article: Qantas warns overseas travel won’t happe...→

Goldsea pulls plug on Alto Metals bid

China's Goldsea Group says it will let a takeover bid by its unit for Australian gold miner Alto Metals lapse after the country's foreign investment board soug [...] Read full article: Goldsea pulls plug on Alto Metals bid...→

ASX to dive as COVID cases rise; Qantas raising $1.9bn

ASX to dive as COVID cases rise; Qantas raising $1.9bn

The ASX 200 is tipped to dive at Thursday's open as rising coronavirus cases - and the prospect of restrictions being reinstated - unnerves investors. Read full article: ASX to dive as COVID cases rise; Qantas ...→

Qantas shares in trading halt

Qantas shares in trading halt

Shares in Qantas have been placed in a trading halt ahead of a share sale in the company. Read full article: Qantas shares in trading halt...→

Qantas in trading halt ahead of capital raising

Qantas in trading halt ahead of capital raising

Qantas has requested its shares be put into a trading halt ahead of announcing a capital raising. Read full article: Qantas in trading halt ahead of capital ...→

Gold shines, virus surge worries investors

Gold prices have surged to their highest in nearly eight years while global shares cooled as signs of an acceleration in coronavirus cases kept investors on ed [...] Read full article: Gold shines, virus surge worries investo...→

Some shelves are very empty at Ikea as demand surges but supply can’t keep up

Some shelves are very empty at Ikea as demand surges but supply can’t keep up

The lonely looking Vardagen teapot was the only one of its kind left at the Ikea store in Sydney’s inner west. It too would probably have been snaffled but som [...] Read full article: Some shelves are very empty at Ikea as d...→

Weipa mine native title agreement

Weipa mine native title agreement

THE developers of a proposed $2 billion bauxite mine near Weipa have reached a crucial native title and land access agreement with the traditional owners. Read full article: Weipa mine native title agreement...→

Sneaky way Aussies avoiding vaping ban

Sneaky way Aussies avoiding vaping ban

With just over a week before the Federal Government’s likely ban on the importation of vaping liquids, Australians are stockpiling the nicotine product. Read full article: Sneaky way Aussies avoiding vaping ban...→

Senator calls for AMP probe as planners' debt soars

Senator calls for AMP probe as planners' debt soars

Labor Senator Deborah O'Neill has called on ASIC to investigate the wealth giant for changes to contracts with financial advisers that has left scores of them [...] Read full article: Senator calls for AMP probe as planners'...→

Super returns at risk from climate inaction, study finds

Super returns at risk from climate inaction, study finds

Financial modelling by investment consulting firm JANA has found superannuation returns could suffer from government inaction on climate change. Read full article: Super returns at risk from climate inact...→

Cairns could be warmer Canberra

Cairns could be warmer Canberra

CAIRNS could become the Canberra of the north under a plan to force public servants to move from the national capital to the tropics. Read full article: Cairns could be warmer Canberra...→

Nation's top coal plant cuts output amid COVID-19, renewables pressure

Nation's top coal plant cuts output amid COVID-19, renewables pressure

Australia's largest coal-fired power plant has sharply reduced its output in response to coronavirus gutting demand and renewable energy pushing down prices. Read full article: Nation's top coal plant cuts output amid...→

Young Aussie billionaire’s wealth rockets

Young Aussie billionaire’s wealth rockets

Sydney’s 32-year-old technology sensation Melanie Perkins is rapidly climbing Australia’s rich list after her company Canva surged in value during the virus cr [...] Read full article: Young Aussie billionaire’s wealth rocket...→

Restrictions on gig economy could hurt stood-down workers: Airtasker founder

Restrictions on gig economy could hurt stood-down workers: Airtasker founder

Victoria wants to give more formal protections to gig economy workers, but Airtasker warns that could hinder those who've lost jobs earning from a side hustle. Read full article: Restrictions on gig economy could hurt s...→

Tesla's Australian chairwoman says world was due for another recession

Tesla's Australian chairwoman says world was due for another recession

Robyn Denholm, who faces opposition to her re-election to the Tesla board, says COVID-19 has triggered a downturn much faster than anyone could have anticipate [...] Read full article: Tesla's Australian chairwoman says world...→

Senator calls for ASIC probe into Holden over 'potential phoenixing'

Senator calls for ASIC probe into Holden over 'potential phoenixing'

Senator Deborah O'Neill has asked the corporate regulator to investigate General Motors' plans to establish a new company that will import and sell GM vehicles [...] Read full article: Senator calls for ASIC probe into Holden...→

Spike in demand for loo roll, pasta, eggs drives a return to rationing

Spike in demand for loo roll, pasta, eggs drives a return to rationing

Woolworths will reinstate product limits for a number of items at its Victorian stores following 'significantly elevated demand' over the past 24 hours. Read full article: Spike in demand for loo roll, pasta, egg...→

Crown still on the hook over Melco share sale as casino inquiry resumes

Crown still on the hook over Melco share sale as casino inquiry resumes

The NSW government inquiry into Crown Resorts has dropped its probity investigation into Lawrence Ho's casino group Melco after it made a full retreat from the [...] Read full article: Crown still on the hook over Melco share...→

7 Finance – syndicated | Geelong Advertiser

Financial A company once regarded as a star of the financial technology sector has been engulfed in a massive misconduct case involving market manipulation.... [...] Read full article: 7 Finance – syndicated | Geelong Adverti...→

Families splash out for holidays

Families splash out for holidays

SCHOOL holidays and more sunny skies have many Far North Queensland businesses gearing up for another bumper week. Read full article: Families splash out for holidays...→

Signs of a global recovery are encouraging, but could be deceptive

Signs of a global recovery are encouraging, but could be deceptive

Surveys of economic activity in the US, Europe and Australia are showing signs of a rebound in the world economy. But don't pop the champagne just yet. Read full article: Signs of a global recovery are encouragi...→

What can (and can't) you claim on tax if you're working from home?

What can (and can't) you claim on tax if you're working from home?

Deluxe stationery? The cost of Zoom calls? Depreciation on your dining-table 'desk'? What deductions can you claim for working from home during the pandemic? Read full article: What can (and can't) you claim on tax if...→

BHP tightens health rules as COVID-19 cases among Chilean miners mount

BHP tightens health rules as COVID-19 cases among Chilean miners mount

The resources giant announced stricter health measures after coronavirus cases at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, reached 150 this wee [...] Read full article: BHP tightens health rules as COVID-19 ca...→

Russians to test Southport market

Russians to test Southport market

TO say that shops that front Queen St in The Shores tower have been woeful performers might well be an understatement. Read full article: Russians to test Southport market...→

Townsville’s newest pizza store opens doors

Townsville’s newest pizza store opens doors

TOWNSVILLE residents wanting to satisfy a pizza craving can now head to the Central Village’s newest store. Read full article: Townsville’s newest pizza store opens do...→

Copper gains as Trump, data help outlook

Copper gains as Trump, data help outlook

Copper prices rose overnight after US President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China was "fully intact" and stronger-than-expected European and US data bo [...] Read full article: Copper gains as Trump, data help outlook...→

Unintended consequences: JPMorgan warns of stimulus-fuelled zombie companies

Unintended consequences: JPMorgan warns of stimulus-fuelled zombie companies

JPMorgan executive Mary Erdoes said she's worried about the after-effects of stimulus measures imposed by central banks to help economies savaged by the corona [...] Read full article: Unintended consequences: JPMorgan warns ...→

Global bleach likely to hit Reef

Global bleach likely to hit Reef

A THIRD global coral bleaching event has arrived and a James Cook University scientist has warned the reefs off Cairns are unlikely to escape damage. Read full article: Global bleach likely to hit Reef...→

Four brothers fight over letter dividing $16.2b fortune

Four brothers fight over letter dividing $16.2b fortune

A 2015 letter is at the centre of a dispute between four brothers from one of the world's wealthiest families. Read full article: Four brothers fight over letter dividing...→

Dream business shattered by flood

Dream business shattered by flood

DANIEL Watkins’ plans of opening a water ski park was one day from being a reality when torrential rain and strong winds tore up his dream before his eyes. Read full article: Dream business shattered by flood...→

Tourism venture for FNQ property

Tourism venture for FNQ property

A SYDNEY property investor has bought a cattle property at Kuranda with plans for an eco-tourism venture. Read full article: Tourism venture for FNQ property...→

Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mask credit score risks

Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mask credit score risks

Credit scores are holding up for now as government financial support and mortgage repayment pauses mask the true repayment risk of people affected by the econo [...] Read full article: Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mas...→

Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports to $10b pushing into new markets

Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports to $10b pushing into new markets

Australia's wine industry needs diversified export markets to lower the risks from global political tensions and changes in consumer demand, a new strategy pap [...] Read full article: Aussie winemakers aim to triple exports ...→

Singapore's ARA in Cromwell takeover bid

Singapore's ARA Asset Management has made a takeover bid to acquire a large chunk of securities in Cromwell Property Group that it does not already own. Read full article: Singapore's ARA in Cromwell takeover bid...→

Swift Australia to buy Tatiara Meat Co

THE future of up to 500 workers at a major meat exporter has been assured by its sale to Swift Australia, part of the world's largest meat-processing business. Read full article: Swift Australia to buy Tatiara Meat Co...→

Thumping data drives stocks and oil higher

World stocks and risk currencies have rallied on encouraging global economic data and assurances from US President Donald Trump that the US-China trade deal re [...] Read full article: Thumping data drives stocks and oil high...→

High Court and Dyson Heydon have failed women

High Court and Dyson Heydon have failed women

The #MeToo incidents involving former High Court judge Dyson Heydon are shocking because of his special role. Read full article: High Court and Dyson Heydon have failed ...→

Vaping liquid sales surge ahead of July 1 ban on importation

Vaping liquid sales surge ahead of July 1 ban on importation

With just over a week before the Federal Government’s likely ban on the importation of vaping liquids, Australians are stockpiling the nicotine product. Read full article: Vaping liquid sales surge ahead of July ...→

Businesses to struggle if international tourists can't return soon

Businesses to struggle if international tourists can't return soon

Businesses who have relied on international tourism will have to compete in a tighter domestic market. Read full article: Businesses to struggle if international ...→

'No choice': ARA launches unsolicited $520m takeover bid for Cromwell

'No choice': ARA launches unsolicited $520m takeover bid for Cromwell

ARA Asset Management steps up its bitter battle with Cromwell, seeking to clear out the property landlord's board with an unsolicited $520m takeover bid. Read full article: 'No choice': ARA launches unsolicited $5...→

Mine dept needs efficiency: Gunner

Mine dept needs efficiency: Gunner

THE Gunner Government Mines Department has become a “faux environmental department” creating delays for resource companies looking to establish in the Northern [...] Read full article: Mine dept needs efficiency: Gunner...→

ASIC sues CBA over banned super payment

The Australian Securities And Investments Commission (ASIC) is suing the Commonwealth Bank and subsidiary Colonial First State Investments over a banking royal [...] Read full article: ASIC sues CBA over banned super payment...→

Retail couple still in vogue

Retail couple still in vogue

FAR North fashionistas Rob and Jane Koch appreciate more than most the virtue of being able to reinvent one’s self in business. Read full article: Retail couple still in vogue...→

ASIC sues CBA over dodgy super advice

The Australian Securities And Investments Commission (ASIC) is suing the Commonwealth Bank and subsidiary Colonial First State Investments over a banking royal [...] Read full article: ASIC sues CBA over dodgy super advice...→

ACCC takes Dodo and iPrimus to court over internet speed claims

ACCC takes Dodo and iPrimus to court over internet speed claims

The competition regulator has launched Federal Court proceedings against Dodo and iPrimus for allegedly misleading customers. Read full article: ACCC takes Dodo and iPrimus to court ove...→

Land sales drive market recovery

Land sales drive market recovery

Perth's vacant land and established property markets soared last week - recording the best weekly sales in years - as land sales drive post-pandemic market rec [...] Read full article: Land sales drive market recovery...→

Woolworths underpayments blow out to $390 million, flags redundancies

Woolworths underpayments blow out to $390 million, flags redundancies

Woolworths has revealed the total cost of its worker underpayment scandal has increased by $75 million after the company identified more underpaid workers at i [...] Read full article: Woolworths underpayments blow out to $39...→

EOFY 2020: Things you must remember to do before June 30

EOFY 2020: Things you must remember to do before June 30

The new financial year is just around the corner – but there’s more to this time of year than simply lodging your tax return. Read full article: EOFY 2020: Things you must remember to d...→

China-US ‘cold war’ will be worse than pandemic, expert warns

China-US ‘cold war’ will be worse than pandemic, expert warns

A top expert has warned that the “new cold war” between the United States and China will have worse global impacts than the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full article: China-US ‘cold war’ will be worse than p...→

8@eight: ASX set to rise, $A jumps

8@eight: ASX set to rise, $A jumps

The Australian sharemarket is set for more gains this morning after Wall Street advanced overnight on cautious optimism in markets, with futures shortly before [...] Read full article: 8@eight: ASX set to rise, $A jumps...→

Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced MP

Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced MP

When news broke of the secret tapes scandal that engulfed the career of Victorian powerbroker Adem Somyurek, Labor leader Anthony Albanese rushed out to declar [...] Read full article: Albo’s mystery catch-up with disgraced M...→

Will the wrecker’s record car sale

Will the wrecker’s record car sale

WILL Smith has bought a new iPhone as he prepares, for the first time, to open the doors of his Gold Coast Wreckers for one of the biggest spare parts sales st [...] Read full article: Will the wrecker’s record car sale...→

Wall Street billionaire predicts a 'big V' economic rebound in next few months

Wall Street billionaire predicts a 'big V' economic rebound in next few months

Steve Schwarzman, chief executive officer of Blackstone Group said the economy is likely to benefit from a V-type recovery in the next few months. Read full article: Wall Street billionaire predicts a 'big ...→

European stocks hit by rising virus cases

A recovery in world stocks has faltered as the threat of rising coronavirus infections in parts of Europe and the United States curbed risk appetite, boosting [...] Read full article: European stocks hit by rising virus case...→

'Flight to quality': Canva soars to $8.6 billion valuation

'Flight to quality': Canva soars to $8.6 billion valuation

Australian graphic design platform Canva is now worth $8.6 billion after it raised $US60 million in fresh funding from private investors. Read full article: 'Flight to quality': Canva soars to $8.6...→

Energy company spruiker faces jail

Energy company spruiker faces jail

A HOPE Island man who once claimed to have invented a power source which would revolutionise the renewable energy market is again facing jail time. Read full article: Energy company spruiker faces jail...→

Challenger announces $300m equity raising

Challenger has announced a $300 million equity raising to strengthen its capital position and take advantage of returns of up to 20 per cent. Read full article: Challenger announces $300m equity raisin...→

Storyboard set to impress

Storyboard set to impress

AN entrepreneur from Cairns is on the cusp of launching an innovative social media platform. Read full article: Storyboard set to impress...→