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China to abandon one child policy

James Jones (Oct 28th, 15) 0 Comment(s)
Today Xinhua, the state-run news agency said that citing a statement from the Communist Party all couples will be allowed to have two children.The population control policy from the People's...

As Greece Falls Is italy and Portugal Next

James Jones (Jun 28th, 15) 0 Comment(s)
As Greece ordered its banks and lenders to shutdown for 6 days from Monday referendum, the question arises of the likely impact if Greece actually defaults and possibly even leaves the Euroz...

Australian rate cuts and continued big 4 dominance

James Jones (Mar 23rd, 15) 0 Comment(s)
  When the RBA cut the official cash rate to 2.25 per cent in February, the RBA said it was "not because things had turned for the worse, but rather because of the lack of compell...

Nasdaq reaches 5000 for the first time

James Jones (Mar 4th, 15) 0 Comment(s)
For the second time in history the Nasdaq has exceeded the 5,000 mark. The last time the Nasdaq reached such great heights was just before the tech wreck in 2000.  When it hit 5,000 in ...

Huawei New Smartwatch Hopes to wrestle with the Apple Smart ...

James Jones (Mar 4th, 15) 0 Comment(s)
The timing of Huawei’s new release of a new stylish smart watch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona cannot be better: merely a week ahead of Apple, who is expected to host an eve...

Australian Real Estate and Investments pushes Aussie million...

James Jones (Mar 2nd, 15) 0 Comment(s)
While $1 million has the spending power of about $250,000 in 1985 according to the RBA, 2014 saw the emergence of 43,500 new millionaires in Australia. This figure was up from previous years...

Botox maker expected to receive higher takeover bid

Damien M (Oct 20th, 14) 0 Comment(s)
The company behind Botox looks like it is still facing a hostile takeover bid. Botox is the anti-wrinkle treatment that was once the preserve of the rich and famous. Now it is used by people...

LME marked by a focus that is moving East

Damien M (Oct 19th, 14) 0 Comment(s)
The end of October is a time when the world's metal trading experts come to London for their annual week-long get together. London Metal Exchange Week has been taking place for decades, but ...

Australia unemployment rate increases to 5.8% for August 201...

James Jones (Sep 11th, 13) 0 Comment(s)
 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released today Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August with an increase0.1 percentage points to 5.8 per cent with  ...

Australian Government Bond Tenders this Week - September 201...

James Jones (Sep 9th, 13) 0 Comment(s)
The Australian government will hold a tender for the issue of Treasury Bonds on Friday, 13 September 2013 with 4.75% 15 June 2016 with first coupon on the 15 September 2013 (800M). Also an...

Lower Chinese PMI further weakens the Australian dollar

James Jones (Jun 19th, 13) 0 Comment(s)
The Australian dollar was today under further pressure after a recent period of weakness in the currency. With Ben Bernanke indicating that the Fed would push forward with its tapering of mo...

The Google Glass Video decision and why it will doom the dev...

James Jones (May 3rd, 13) 8 Comment(s)
The Google Glass Video decision and why it will doom the device to fail. Google's First Quarter of 2013 Results had revenues of $13.97 billion and its penetration with emerging markets an...
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