News and interviews on Barack Obama including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 05 January 2009
The first trading week of 2009 has started on a positive note, with Australian stocks climbing 1.3% in early trade, thanks largely to higher oil and metals prices.
Could 2009 possibly be worse than 2008? The year just ended was the worst in not one but several generations, probably the worst in three quarters of a century.
Monday, 22 December 2008
US President George W. Bush says the $US17.4 billion in emergency loans offered to automakers is the only way to prevent the companies from collapsing.
Australia's international clout set to grow in 2009: Gottliebsen
Friday, 19 December 2008
Fans of the iPhone will tell you the Wi-Fi capability, media player or “push” email features aren’t what make the gadget so worthwhile. Rather it’s the applications available for download at the App Store that make the device so much fun.
Top 10 internet viral videos
Monday, 15 December 2008
The iPhone has been named one of 2008’s best products in a survey of senior marketing and media executives.
Tuesday, 09 December 2008
Wall Street has enjoyed a 4% rise after reports president-elect Barack Obama plans to inject billions into new infrastructure spending to help spark economic growth and new jobs.
Wednesday, 03 December 2008
Retailer Harvey Norman, Apple’s iPhone, US president-elect Barack Obama and Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice have one thing in common – they top Google’s most popular search terms for 2008.
Monday, 01 December 2008
What will a new US president mean for Australian exporters? TIM HARCOURT
In the interests of being hopeful rather than hopeless, here are signs of market hope in the shorter term.
Friday, 28 November 2008
Obama’s BlackBerry may have to be surgically removed
Monday, 24 November 2008
The United States is set to receive another stimulus package which may reach $1 trillion, after president-elect Barack Obama signaled a proposal to create 2.5 million new jobs over two years.
Saturday, 15 November 2008
The world is hailing the Chinese Government’s attempts to stimulate its economy. But as JAMES THOMSON reports, no-one is more excited than China’s super rich – including Australian citizen Shi Zhengrong – who have lost billions this year.
Friday, 14 November 2008
Australian shares look like ending the week on a positive note, with a 4% rise in early trade. But make no mistake – it has been another tough week for Australian investors, who were whacked by 5.4% fall on Thursday that knocked $60 billion off the value
Has the message finally sunk in? Smart companies will not stop looking for entrepreneurial opportunities. COLIN BENJAMIN
Handled correctly, social media sites can help drive brand awareness, business and online sales. CHRIS THOMAS
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Obama to appoint first ever US chief technology officer
Thursday, 06 November 2008
This morning’s unemployment data has provided a big surprise. Despite a slowing economy, unemployment remained steady in October at 4.3%, while overall employment increased by 34,300 to 10,768,300.
Barack Obama won’t have much time to celebrate his election as the United States’ 44th president. Although his win is historic as the first African-American elected president, Obama is inheriting major problems both at home and abroad.