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Mon 15 Jul 2019

Cladding fires: Industry demands states be pulled into line

Cladding fires: Industry demands states be pulled into line

INDUSTRY groups are calling on the Commonwealth to pull the states and territories into line over their response to combustible cladding on high rise buildings.

Markets shrink as Chinese GDP expected to decline long-term

Markets shrink as Chinese GDP expected to decline long-term

Asian shares have had a soft start tot the week with the markets expecting Chinese gross domestic product data to show declining growth.

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Don’t fall for this home loan trap

Don’t fall for this home loan trap

More Australians are about to get their loans approved, but financial experts warn there is a pitfall too many first home buyers fall into.

Town where homeowners lost everything

Town where homeowners lost everything

Once, this humble Aussie town was booming. Then, one decision sparked a downturn which caused workers to be forced to live in carports.

Frydenberg defends way he met RBA governor

Frydenberg defends way he met RBA governor

TREASURER Josh Frydenberg has defended making a media spectacle of his meeting with RBA governor Philip Lowe, saying it's a positive thing that the pair meet.

Treasurer upbeat in face of 'challenges'

Treasurer upbeat in face of 'challenges'

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg admits the economy faces some "significant challenges" but has not flagged further stimulatory measures from the government.

Mascot Towers residents still can't return

Mascot Towers residents still can't return

ONE month on, there's still no word on what caused cracking in Sydney's Mascot Towers.

ASX to open lower despite Wall St records

ASX to open lower despite Wall St records

THE Australian share market is tipped to start the trading week lower, despite record gains on Wall Street.

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Nando’s in crisis as stores go under

Nando’s in crisis as stores go under

Nando’s restaurants are flying the coop, with more than one in five of the peri-peri chain’s Australian restaurants shutting its doors.

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Amazon announces ‘huge’ discounts

Amazon announces ‘huge’ discounts

Amazon brought out the star power with Taylor Swift launching its yearly sale in New York, but the retailer says Aussies won’t miss out

Thu 11 Jul 2019

‘Weak’ economy on brink of ‘lost decade’

‘Weak’ economy on brink of ‘lost decade’

It’s no secret our economy is struggling — but there’s a worrying sign that points to a long-term problem, not just a temporary blip.

Surprising industries boom in recession

Surprising industries boom in recession

One bank has already declared the retail sector is in recession, but here’s an unusual list of industries a new report says will boom as the economy fails.

Telstra outage hits EFTPOS, ATMs

Telstra outage hits EFTPOS, ATMs

AUSTRALIANS are facing massive delays today after an EFTPOS outage linked to Telstra has affected their ability to shop and make transactions.

Fastest way to get your tax return

Fastest way to get your tax return

The federal government tax handouts have officially passed, meaning millions of us are about to get paid. This is how you can get it within two weeks.

RFG: $160m proposal wasn't price-sensitive

RFG: $160m proposal wasn't price-sensitive

Retail Food Group says it didn't disclose it was in talks with Soliton Capital about a $160 million bailout because the information wasn't price-sensitive.

Japan spacecraft samples asteroid soil

Japan spacecraft samples asteroid soil

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has sent data that it successfully landed on an asteroid to get underground samples.

NZ watchdog takes on Westpac over cards

NZ watchdog takes on Westpac over cards

New Zealand's commerce commission has filed court proceedings against Westpac for breaching consumer law by withholding key information from clients.

Oppo Reno Z offers high end features for under $500

Oppo Reno Z offers high end features for under $500

OPPO has unveiled a sub-$500 phone which offers a 48 megapixel camera, a 6.4 inch AMOLED screen and a new feature for night photography.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Embarrassing typos on store product

Embarrassing typos on store product

Australian best friends and co-owners of a health food brand have been left “embarrassed” after an eagle-eyed shopper spotted two spelling errors.

Atlassian’s latest stunning success

Atlassian’s latest stunning success

THE Australian tech company has surged in value recently, allowing its co-founders to reach lofty heights on the country’s rich list.

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