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Packer’s Japan casino bid delayed; Myer profit falls: Midday Roundup

James Packer’s plans for a Japanese casino are on hold after a senior official indicated plans to legalise casino gambling in Japan are likely to be delayed yet again. by Cara Waters and Kirsten Robb

Barnaby Joyce calls for a fair go, as farmers pray for political support

Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce has called for federal government action to boost Australia’s stalling farming sector. by Kirsten Robb

yesterdayMonday, 20 October 2014

Gina Rinehart stepping down from Ten board; NSW overtakes WA as Australia’s strongest economy: Midday Roundup

Gina Rinehart plans to step down from the Ten board but will not relinquish her 10% stake in the company. by Broede Carmody

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dick Smith sales surge; The Reject Shop looks to turnaround; Shares tumble: Midday Roundup

Electronics retailer Dick Smith has reported strong sales growth of 10.1% for the first 15 weeks of the new financial year. by Adam Anticgalia and Broede Carmody

Industry groups given the “cold shoulder” in government’s priority industries list

Industry groups are critical after being left off the federal government’s priority industry list. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ireland scraps Google tax breaks; Harvey Norman hits back at overpriced shares claim: Midday Roundup

The Irish government announced yesterday it would phase out a key measure used by technology companies, including Google, to reduce their taxation bills. by Adam Anticaglia, Cara Waters and Eloise Keating

Dramatic increase in number of businesses for sale

The number of private businesses for sale has reached a record number of 41,200, with the last quarter showing the volume of businesses for sale up by 23%. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sydney builder gets 100 hours of community service; The business book Murdoch is buying for his top execs: Midday Roundup

A Sydney builder who declared bankruptcy in May 2010 has been convicted of managing a company while disqualified and been ordered to undertake 100 hours of community service. by Eloise Keating and Cara Waters

Monday, 13 October 2014

US Kmart hit by data breach; SMEs to earn 50% of revenues internationally in five years: Midday Roundup

Sears Holdings has revealed it was the victim of a cyberattack that likely resulted in the theft of some customer payment cards at its Kmart stores in the United States. by Cara Waters and Eloise Keating
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