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'Be bold' Tasmania, Saul Eslake urges in state's annual report card

With Tasmania set for an election early next year, a leading economist warns any government which concerns itself simply with competently "minding the store" will risk the state's future, urging policymakers to "be imaginative and bold, rather than cautious or timid".

Source: Business | 11 Dec 2017 | 12:32 pm(NZT)

Four reasons why Australia's property market is riskier than Canada's

Australia and Canada have a lot in common when it comes to property, with mammoth household debt and surging prices in key cities. But there are some key differences that make Australia more vulnerable to a housing crash.

Source: Business | 11 Dec 2017 | 10:32 am(NZT)

Damien thought he was sipping soft drink, soon he was fighting for his life

The near-fatal poisoning of a NSW Central Coast man who drank a cocktail of highly toxic herbicides left in an unmarked drink bottle sparks fresh calls for a nationwide ban on Paraquat.

Source: Business | 11 Dec 2017 | 8:23 am(NZT)

Here's what you need to know about inland rail

It's going to cost taxpayers at least $10 billion and isn't predicted to turn a profit for about 50 years, but proponents say Australia is in desperate need of an inland railway to ease the number of trucks on our roads and create a more efficient freight system for the next 100 years.

Source: Business | 11 Dec 2017 | 8:19 am(NZT)

Rival companies ramp up battle to reopen controversial Bougainville mine

The Bougainville Government is holding a crucial mining warden's hearing at an abandoned copper mine which sparked a decade-long armed insurgency against the Papua New Guinea Government to determine if Bougainville Copper Limited will retain its lease.

Source: Business | 11 Dec 2017 | 7:56 am(NZT)



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Super chasing riskier assets

Record low bond yields are pushing superannuation funds and insurers into alternative investments.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Agent payouts to shift stock

Agents are being offered double the normal commission to help shift apartments throughout capital cities.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Merger windfall for Waislitz

Billionaire Alex Waislitz stands to make millions after two financial services companies agreed to merge.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

‘ALP’s NBN needs extra $10bn’

Labor’s NBN policy could require a further $10 billion in taxpayer funding, says a telecommunications analyst.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Three in race for port sale

The auction for the Port of Melbourne has come down to a three-way race with bidders lodging indicative bids.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

















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