Brisbane Times / Business

Sunday, Feb 18


Man who transferred $171,000 to the UK one of many older scam victims

According to Commonwealth Bank data, people over 50 are three times more likely than younger generations to be victims of scams.

Saturday, Feb 3


We've reached peak smartphone. What are Apple and Samsung going to do now?

Here's the reality: More and more consumers have decided we don't need to upgrade every year. Or every other year.

Wednesday, Jan 24


'America First' team at odds with European leaders in Davos

President Donald Trump's economics team landed in Davos, bringing with them their boss's "America First" agenda. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin broke with his predecessors by saying publicly that a "weaker dollar is good'' for trade,…

Friday, Jan 19


Apple will let you choose between your phone's speed, its battery life

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says you'll soon be able to make the decision between your iPhone's performance and its battery life, following controversy over the company's decision to do it for you.

Thursday, Jan 11


Violet Crumble back in Australian hands after Nestle deal

A fourth-generation family owned confectionery business is bringing the iconic Violet Crumble chocolate bar back into Australian hands after striking a deal with Swiss food giant Nestlé. Adelaide-based Robern Menz will buy the Violet…

Sunday, Dec 31


Credit card debt: Typical balance at a 10-year low prior to Christmas

It was once routine for our collective credit card bill to smash records during the festive season. But consumers are now more cautious.

Saturday, Dec 30


FIFA 18 and Harry Potter play rescued from bots by Queensland start-up

The FIFA 18 video game and the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre production have both turned to a Queensland start-up to protect them from bots. Publisher Electronic Arts had a problem with automated programs known as bots abusing…

Sunday, Dec 24


Bitcoin at risk of Chinese sabotage: report

Bitcoin is vulnerable to sabotage from the Chinese government because of its overwhelming exposure to the country, researchers have warned. Beijing could render the Bitcoin network in effect useless by taking control of the powerful…

Wednesday, Dec 20


How riding to work is becoming a pursuit of the wealthy

Bike commuters are likely to be male, well-paid and live within eight kilometres of the CBD.

Thursday, Dec 14


Oracle shares slide further, down 7% on outlook


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Friday, Dec 8


Life has been getting better in 2017

Australia's collective wellbeing has improved but not everything is moving in the right direction

Wednesday, Dec 6


ACCC sues Voltaren makers GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis for misleading consumers

Two global pharma giants have been taken to court for allegedly misleading osteoarthritis sufferers into paying more for a "more effective" product that offers "targeted relief", when this was not the case.

Tuesday, Dec 5


Fair Work Commission sets February date for hearing of super union merger

The Fair Work Commission will conduct a hearing in early February to decide if the national construction and maritime unions can merge, giving the federal government little time to block the new super union.


AAMI, Suncorp suspend online insurance quote feature over burglary fears

One of Australia's largest home and contents insurers has suspended a new online feature that made private details about the security of peoples' homes publicly accessible, including whether monitored alarm systems were installed on their…

Monday, Dec 4


Businesses warned against sponsoring union picnic day

Businesses have been warned it could be illegal for them to sponsor the donkey ride, sausage sizzle, climbing wall, children's face painting, the petting zoo or toy train at a family picnic day organised by trade unions.


Gold, water and platinum: Australians lead the way towards asteroid mining boom

Australia will have asteroid mining before we have people living on Mars, according to leading Australian scientists. And Australian National University astrophysicist Brad Tucker says the incentive is simple. "You know why? Because there…

Sunday, Dec 3

Winklevoss twins become first bitcoin billionaires

The twin brothers who sued Mark Zuckerberg claiming he stole the idea for Facebook are worth more than $1 billion after capitalising on the astonishing rise in bitcoin. A $US11 million ($14 million) bet on bitcoin made by Tyler and Cameron…

Friday, Dec 1


Despite Weinstein, Burke and more, little has changed inside the ordinary workplace

High-profile cases have attracted massive public attention but not much has changed inside the average Australian office.

Wednesday, Nov 29


Bank workers want a royal commission to clean up 'toxic' culture

Bank employees have called for a royal commission to restore the public's confidence in the sector.


Worse than worst case: Keen pollies, poor planning blow billions on infrastructure

The sad reality of our major road infrastructure projects is that most of them run wildly over budget. A sadder reality is that governments appear unable to learn from past mistakes.

Tuesday, Nov 28


'Basis for divorce' - super union won't pay CFMEU's fines

The prenuptial agreement governing the marriage of the nation's militant construction and maritime unions will preclude the sharing of legacy multimillion dollar legal fines that may eventuate from the building union's court battles.

New class action for underpaid workers aims to recover more than $100 million

A national class action will be launched on behalf of thousands of Australians who have been allegedly paid well below the legal minimum wage for door-to-door sales and charity fundraising.

Monday, Nov 27


Bali flights resume after Mount Agung eruptions cause cancellations

Flights between Australia and Bali resumed on Sunday after eruptions from Bali's Mt Agung volcano grounded flights on Saturday, inundating nearby villages with ash.

Tuesday, Nov 21


Markets Live: Small ASX names have big impact

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The ASX regains some of its mojo to end the day near session highs, as some of the smaller ASX names help move the sharemarket dial.

Monday, Nov 20

Markets Live: ASX, $A under pressure

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Shares suffer another tough start to the week, but recover most of their steep early losses, while the Aussie dollar trades at a five-month low.

Thursday, Nov 16

Markets Live: Banks lead ASX recovery

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Buying in the big banks and energy stocks help the ASX snap a four-day losing streak, amid a busy day of annual meetings and after the jobless rate dropped to a near five-year low.

Wednesday, Nov 15


Markets Live: 'Yes' to SSM, 'No' to ASX

SMH.com.au / Business

No joy for Aussie shares as the ASX trades in the red for a fourth straight session, with materials stocks leading the losses amid a mini metals melt-down.

Tuesday, Nov 14


Markets Live: Woodside whacks ASX

SMH.com.au / Business

The benchmark top 200 index crashed back through 6000 points today as investors made room in their portfolios for Shell's former stake in Woodside.

Monday, Nov 13


Markets Live: Banks weigh on ASX

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Shares are dragged lower by ANZ and Westpac trading ex-dividend, while IRESS is sold sharply down after a trading update and investors react luke-warmly to Aurizon's proposed acquisition.

Thursday, Nov 9


Markets Live: Rally rolls on

Shares are stronger once again, with the benchmark extending gains beyond the key 6000 mark as miners advance.