Brisbane Times / Business

Tuesday, Jun 19


Oracle reports adjusted earnings of 99 cents a share on sales of $11.25 billion, beating expectations


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The Sydney and Melbourne suburbs where incomes have grown the fastest since 2010

Australia's wealthiest suburbs are racing away from their poorer neighbours recording up to twice the rate of growth in incomes since 2010.

Monday, Jun 18


China and Europe should teach Trump a lesson, says Chinese media

China Daily lashes Trump's 'wilful' style, as iron ore miner Rio Tinto thinks the effect on it will be minimal.

Sunday, Jun 17


Dangerous territory as households feel sting

Almost unnoticed, cost of living pressures have climbed back to the top of the political agenda, just like they did in 2007.


Frydenberg sprays energy retailers for 'not serving their customers well'

But the Energy Minister declined to foreshadow what action the government may take over price gouging.

Thursday, Jun 14


8@eight: Strong start on cards for ASX

The local sharemarket is poised to open higher on the back of cautious Wall Street optimism. Futures are pointing to a 33-point gain at the open for the ASX. Euro plunges even as ECB unveils plan to taper QE: The ECB announced a plan to…

Monday, Jun 11


Microsoft doubles number of game studios, teases new Halo

Ahead of the E3 games expo in Los Angeles, Xbox shows off more than 50 new games.

Sunday, Jun 10


Len Ainsworth honoured for poker machines and philanthropy

Len Ainsworth was recognised for his contributions to the poker machine industry and philanthropy.

Tuesday, Jun 5


Apple shows off shiny new playthings, and a new way to help ignore them

At WWDC, Apple shows new iPhone controls to help you limit the amount of time you spend staring at your phone, while also introducing new personalised emojis.

Sunday, Jun 3


Investors look to RBA, GDP for hike guidance

The release of first quarter GDP data and a meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia will be keenly watched by investors eager for clarity on the trajectory of domestic interest rates after the ongoing strength of the US economy was…

Thursday, May 31


China’s ZTE was built to spy and bribe, court documents allege

Documents in a Texas court case spell out explosive allegations of bribes, brown paper bags and military intelligence by the telecommunications company.

Wednesday, May 30


'We are not mongrels or bastards': Jordan defends ATO staff as he announces tax review trial

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan says the Australian Taxation Office has agreed to trial independent reviews when small businesses and individuals are in dispute with the agency over a tax matter, following a joint Fairfax-Four Corners…

Sunday, May 27


The ramifications of these hearings have never been greater

Unions and employers are about to slug it out again over minimum wage increases.

Friday, May 25


Wesfarmers pays for its $1.6b British bungle, but will its executives?

The wash-up from Wesfarmers' ill-fated investment in the British home improvement market was never going to be a win. It was only a matter of how bad it was going to turn out. Shareholders will now be wanting to see the executives and…

Sunday, May 20


Australian shares may struggle to start the week

Trade, bond yields and the Reserve Bank governor will be in focus in the week ahead as Australian shares seek to recoup their upward momentum from earlier this month. With some newfound optimism, the S&P/ASX 200 could potentially extend…

Thursday, May 3


Markets Live: ASX breaks 6,100, miners lead

National Australia Bank is selling out of the wealth management sector, announcing plans to offload MLC, including its financial advice, superannuation and funds management businesses. Same-store sales at Super Cheap Auto rose 4.4 per cent…

Monday, Apr 30


Brenner's exit unlikely to end the hemorrhaging

The critical question overhanging AMP now that Catherine Brenner has, as expected, ''stepped down'' as chairman is whether that alone will be sufficient to end the hemorrhaging from the group's self-inflicted wounds. It's most unlikely…

Sunday, Apr 29


RBA seen reining in growth outlook, edging higher its inflation forecast

Reserve Bank policymakers are expected to rein in, albeit slightly, the outlook for the economy on Tuesday, while also affirming and perhaps lifting their bet on where inflation is heading. The central bank's board meeting is unanimously…

Wednesday, Apr 25

iPhone maker misses out while Apple investors make 950 per cent return

It's been one of the greatest money generating consumer products of all time. Yet those profits have barely spilled over to shareholders of the biggest builder of the iPhone.

Tuesday, Apr 24


Banks lift the ASX as miners fall

The Australian market has recorded its strongest advance in nine sessions on Tuesday, despite big losses in the mining sector. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed up 35.6 points at 5921.6, a gain of 0.6 per cent. The banks led the market on…

Monday, Apr 23


Leave nothing but huge amounts of money. Expect only grandchildren.

More and more mums and dads are coming to the aid of their first home buyer children.

Sunday, Apr 22


Blogger's stolen photo exposes 'big gap' in the law

A blogger whose photo was stolen by a Sydney business has discovered there are few simple legal remedies to stop businesses using her image without permission.

Saturday, Apr 21


The IKEA robot chair builders aren't coming for our jobs (yet)

Robots are good for assembling IKEA furniture but useless for complex tasks such as ruling Earth.

Friday, Apr 20


ASX gains for a third straight week

A loss on Friday wasn't enough to hinder an otherwise positive performance on the Australian market this week as the index recorded its third consecutive weekly gain. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 12.2 points on Friday to 5,868.8, but up…

Markets Live: ASX finishes week lower

That's all from Markets Live today. We hope you've had a good week. Thank you to everyone who joined us. Hope you have a good weekend, we'll be back on Monday. 4:42pm Here's how the market finished for the week The S&P/ASX 200 index was…

Thursday, Apr 19


Only 8pc of businesses will increase wages if taxes are cut

One-in-five say they don't need a tax cut to secure their companies future.


ASX lifts on strong commodities

The Australian market recorded its fifth session in a row without a loss on Thursday, as strong commodity prices helped lift mining stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 19.6 points to finish at 5,881, despite poor performances from the major…

Tuesday, Apr 17


ACT businesses most confident in Australia, survey finds

Support for the ACT government rises sharply among small and medium-sized businesses, which are the most confident in Australia.

Monday, Apr 16


ASX shrugs off Syrian strikes to finish high

The Australian market started the week positively as investors took news of missile strikes in Syria over the weekend in their stride Futures had been pointing to a flat-to-weaker start for the S&P/ASX 200 index but the market climbed as…

Sunday, Apr 15


Syrian air strikes to unsettle ASX, jobs report in focus

Australian shares will start the week on an unsteady footing following weekend US airstrikes in Syria, as economists eye key inflation and jobs numbers. Wall Street fell on Friday night as the first wave of US earnings failed to meet…