News and interviews on Barack Obama including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 15 February 2010
With the US economy still in the doldrums, US-based companies are targetting the Australian market for expansion.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Property development group Charter Hall has purchased Macquarie Group’s real estate management platform, and announced an equity raising of $220 million.
Thursday, 04 February 2010
Richard Pratt's daughter and son-in-law set to break with the family's tradition of privacy and float industrial packaging business.
Wednesday, 03 February 2010
When Barack Obama visits Australia next month, perhaps he can teach Kevin Rudd a thing or two about supporting small business.
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Business confidence declined in April due to rising interest rates and more negative trading conditions, according to the latest National Australia Bank monthly confidence survey.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Shares have fallen again this morning as nervous investors continue to sweat on changes to banking sector regulation.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Obama has taken the big stick to the US banks, sending global markets tumbling. Are Australian banks in for the same treatment?
Macquarie Infrastructure Group has reduced the value of its portfolio by 0.3% as the fund prepares for a vote on its restructure today.
The global banking landscape will be transformed if the new bank rules announced overnight by US President Barack Obama are enacted.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
The US President's proposed fee on banks warrants more intelligent consideration than simply the label of naked populism.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Despite a Chinese bid for its sugar business, CSR is pushing ahead with its demerger plans.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
BHP is now moving towards a New Year sale of nickel assets, with Chinese companies the most likely to purchase with a price between $US3 billion and $US7 billion.
Monday, 21 December 2009
Delegates at the summit reached a “political accord” to limit global warming to just two degrees this century, but without any binding agreement as to how the goal would be implemented.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Movie trailers, inspirational moments and celebrity scandals dominate the top searches of 2009 on video site YouTube.
Monday, 14 December 2009
Tony Abbott says the coalition's old Work Choices legislation is dead, but some aspects of the program could remain policy.
The deadlock between rich and poor nations no closer to being broken, after a dramatic weekend that saw more than 1,000 protestors arrested.
Wednesday, 09 December 2009
A finance expert warns the Australian economy will continue to struggle to recover despite any predictions of growth.
A leaked document regarding plans for cutting carbon emissions has prompted furious outbursts from attending nations at the Copenhagen summit on climate change.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Final emissions trading scheme legislation comes as opposition within the Liberal party is growing against leader Malcolm Turnbull, with a number of ministers prepared to vote against the scheme.
Friday, 20 November 2009
As long as China's currency is pegged to the US dollar currencies like the Australian dollar must carry the weight of adjustment. However, a weak yuan is not necessarily bad for the economy.