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  1. The RBA's focus appears to have shifted since the GFC

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has three clear mandates when it comes to interest rate settings. inflation, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian…
  2. Co-working is evolving to combine co-living

    Recent reports estimate that by 2020 1.55 billion workers will be responsible for work that does not confine them to a desk. Already, up to 80% of employees work at least one day a week out of the…
  3. 'Tesla killer' Faraday Future just abandoned a project that was key to its growth

    Electric-car startup Faraday Future hit another speed bump in its nearly yearlong struggle to keep the lights on. The Southern California-based company announced it is scrapping plans to build a secondary facility in the San Francisco Bay…
  4. Australia-China extradition treaty sinks following backbench revolt

    Ibtimes.com.au - Business 03.29 / 04:48 ibtimes.com.au
    The extradition treaty between Australia and China has sunk after Labor and the crossbench voted against it in the parliament. In order to give the go-ahead, the government required Labor to vote in favour of the…
  5. 'Outlander' season 3: Don't expect to see Jamie’s pig White Sow yet

    Ibtimes.com.au - Business 03.29 / 04:48 ibtimes.com.au
    The producers had a meeting with the animal handlers recently, to make sure they have everything they need for “Outlander” season 3. Co-executive Producer Maril Davis has confirmed that Jamie’s pig from the books, called White Sow, will not be seen this year…
  6. NFL News: Denver Broncos could still tap veteran QB Tony Romo

    Ibtimes.com.au - Business 03.29 / 04:48 ibtimes.com.au
    Tony Romo is still without a starting job but that could change soon with the Denver Broncos reportedly still interested in acquiring a veteran…
  7. Trump signals support for another run at repealing Obamacare

    President Donald Trump spoke to a  "semi-bipartisan" group of Democratic and Republican senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House Tuesday night, where he signalled support for another run at a new GOP health care bi…
  8. Policy position paper on the built environment launched

    Scoop.co.nz - Business 03.29 / 04:10 www.scoop.co.nz
    The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has announced a new policy paper, A policy plan for the built environment, at the Green Property Summit 2017 in Auckland…
  1. Wall Street regroups oil gained

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 03.28 / 19:02 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Wall Street rose, stemming an eight-day drop in the Dow, as US consumer confidence climbed to the highest level in 16 years, while oil also gained.A Conference Board report showed its consumer confidence index unexpectedly…
  2. NZ Herald editorial: Premier Li Keqiang shows China means to pick up baton the United States has dropped

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 03.28 / 16:28 www.nzherald.co.nz
    China has wasted no time in seizing the opportunity presented to it by the United States' withdrawal from world trade leadership. Seldom has New Zealand seen a diplomatic mission deliver a more impressive tray of gifts than…
  3. American Airlines acquires stake in China Southern Airlines

    Au.ibtimes.com - Markets 03.28 / 12:28 au.ibtimes.com
    American Airlines Group Inc. is reportedly buying a minority stake in China Southern Airlines Co. for US$200 million (AU$262 million), securing an affiliation between the top carriers from the US and…
  4. Rising engineering project work in Queensland to support 19,000 jobs

    Au.ibtimes.com - Markets 03.28 / 12:28 au.ibtimes.com
    According to a new industry report, Queensland will be home to major engineering work in 2017-2018 that will allow the state to reverse its five-year decline. However, it warns that without funding commitments, any improvements will not be met with long-term…
  5. NZ shares edge up; Air NZ rises

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 03.28 / 12:09 www.nzherald.co.nz
    New Zealand shares rose, although the market was mixed, with Air New Zealand gaining after strong operating metrics and A2 Milk Co falling from a record high.The S&P/NZX 50 Index gained 2.51 points, or 0.04 per cent, to…
  6. Trump slump: Wall Street falls

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 03.28 / 12:09 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Wall Street declined as investors digested the implications of the Trump administration's decision to cancel a vote on health-care reform because of a lack of support. US Treasuries gained, sending yields on the 10-year note…
  7. NZ shares fall with Trade Me leading the decline

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 03.28 / 12:09 www.nzherald.co.nz
    New Zealand shares fell amid concern the failure of US President Donald Trump to push through his policy reforms means US growth won't be as robust as some investors had hoped, denting global sentiment. Summerset Group, Trade Me…
  8. S&P economist: US markets running on hope

    Nzherald.co.nz - Markets 03.28 / 12:09 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Wall Street has been running on hope since the election of President Donald Trump, says visiting United States economist David Blitzer.But that doesn't necessarily make a crash inevitable."Many people feel [stocks] have out…
  1. Insurance cost to increase to cover Fire Service

    Stuff.co.nz - Personal finance 03.29 / 04:23 www.stuff.co.nz
    Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has confirmed a 40 per cent increase in the fire service levies applied to insurance…
  2. TPG buys Fairfax shares as it considers full bid for the media group

    Stuff.co.nz - Personal finance 03.29 / 02:13 www.stuff.co.nz
    Private equity giant TPG Capital is believed to have quietly amassed shares in Fairfax Media in Australia, as it weighs up whether to make a full bid for the online property portal and media group as soon as this wee…
  3. Noticeboard: Carinity turns sod on Brisbane development

    Also: Twilight opens upgraded facility; Churches of Christ plans to create integrated seniors community; Rosewood ready for new facility. The post Noticeboard: Carinity turns sod on Brisbane development appeared first on Australian Ageing…
  4. Daunting cost of funding aged care for a spouse

    ???At 69 years of age Evelyn Cronk should be looking forward to an active retirement in reasonable…
  5. Daunting cost of funding aged care for a spouse

    ???At 69 years of age Evelyn Cronk should be looking forward to an active retirement in reasonable…
  6. Call for seniors to be included in new mental health advisory

    Experts say the government’s new mental health advisory group must ensure the needs of older Australians, particularly those living in aged care, are given greater consideration. The post Call for seniors to be included in new mental health advisory appeared first on Australian Ageing A…
  7. ASIC to advise on aged care fees, agreements

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is to provide advice to the government on the issue of fees and financial arrangements in aged care, as concerns mount over recent changes. The post ASIC to advise on aged care fees, agreements appeared first on Australian Ageing…
  8. Aged care services impacted by Cyclone Debbie

    More than 175 RSL Care + RDNS aged care residents in north Queensland are sheltering in temporary accommodation, while many home care services remain suspended in affected areas. The post Aged care services impacted by Cyclone Debbie appeared first on Australian Ageing…
  1. Pokies emptied in Taupo pub robbery

    Channels.nzcity.co.nz - Finance 03.29 / 05:10 channels.nzcity.co.nz
    Police want to hear from any Taupo businesses that may have had customers trying to pay for items with a load of coins after a pub burglary in the…
  2. The RBA's focus appears to have shifted since the GFC

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has three clear mandates when it comes to interest rate settings. inflation, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian…
  3. Co-working is evolving to combine co-living

    Recent reports estimate that by 2020 1.55 billion workers will be responsible for work that does not confine them to a desk. Already, up to 80% of employees work at least one day a week out of the…
  4. 'Tesla killer' Faraday Future just abandoned a project that was key to its growth

    Electric-car startup Faraday Future hit another speed bump in its nearly yearlong struggle to keep the lights on. The Southern California-based company announced it is scrapping plans to build a secondary facility in the San Francisco Bay…
  5. Trump signals support for another run at repealing Obamacare

    President Donald Trump spoke to a  "semi-bipartisan" group of Democratic and Republican senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House Tuesday night, where he signalled support for another run at a new GOP health care bi…
  6. Anger at Superlife's KiwiSaver $100 'transfer' fee

    Stuff.co.nz - Finance 03.29 / 04:43 www.stuff.co.nz
    Saver Sam Arora is taking a stand over his KiwiSaver provider's decision to charge him $100 to …
  7. What does Australia's solar energy future look like?

    Abc.net.au - Finance 03.29 / 04:11 www.abc.net.au
    Large-scale solar looks to be on the cusp of an Australian boom. The country has had a record-breaking year in the construction of major solar projects, and the trend is predicted to…
  8. Is the Myer share raid the first step to a David Jones merger?

    Abc.net.au - Finance 03.29 / 04:11 www.abc.net.au
    Mystery surrounds a $100 million purchase of Myer shares, with analysts speculating it may be part of a larger plan for the struggling department…
  1. Does your bedroom need an update? If you've got piles of pillows, it probably does

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.29 / 02:59 www.stuff.co.nz
    The bedroom is probably the most personal room in your house. After all, it's where you snuggle up at the end of a long day; where you retreat when you're sick; where you stash the items that mean the most to you. Most likely, the decor scheme is also pretty close to your…
  2. Pink and green: No longer a colour pair just for tweens

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.29 / 02:34 www.stuff.co.nz
    If pink and green puts you in mind of watermelons, think…
  3. Pantone forecasts colour trends for 2018

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.29 / 00:00 www.stuff.co.nz
    Pantone Colour Institute executive Leatrice Eiseman this week revealed the 2018 colour forecast at the International Home and Homewares show in the U…
  4. Grand Designs owner facing another battle

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.28 / 23:21 www.stuff.co.nz
    The Kiwi favourite Grand Designs show of the last season was undoubtedly Andrei and Abby Martin's pavilion-style house in New South Brighton,…
  5. Five kitchen trends that can backfire

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.28 / 21:04 www.stuff.co.nz
    There are many recent design trends that have vastly improved the functionality and efficiency of the modern kitchen. But while some of the trends succeed aesthetically, they can create organisational challenges. Here are five…
  6. House of the week: Country simplicity in Canterbury

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    If the world were divided into doers and dreamers, Bridget Hope would be standing boldly astride both…
  7. Remuera house features 18.5m-long internal access, and no expense has been spared

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    Architects are good at finding innovative solutions for tricky problems, and this house on a long, narrow site in Remuera, Auckland is a perfect…
  8. Are white couches family friendly or a no-go zone?

    Stuff.co.nz - Real estate 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    White couches. You either love them, hate them or get overwhelmed by the thought of your children getting within touching distance of…
  1. Offshore investors reign in private M&A ‘mega deals’ in 2016

    Significantly more deals involved the US, the UK, and China as the general offshore investors group took more…
  2. Four firms act on $109m sale of NSW solar plant

    The project will produce enough energy to power 14,000…
  3. NRF helps launch new PE ‘fund of funds’

    A large portion of the investor capital came from Significant Investor Visa financiers, mostly from…
  4. ‘Mr Social Security’ pleads guilty in US$550m fraud

    The once high-flying Kentucky lawyer faces up to 12 years in prison for scamming the…
  5. HSF advises on blockbuster Asian IPOs

    A China education provider raised US$168m, while an Indian supermarket chain raised…
  6. Legal profession lagging behind on cyber security front

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 03.28 / 19:44 lawyersweekly.com.au
    The legal profession as a whole is still playing catch up with other industries when it comes to cyber security, according to an expert from an international law …
  7. Lawyer takes on ASIC over adviser naming and shaming

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 03.28 / 19:44 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A corporate lawyer has challenged ASIC’s policy of indefinitely maintaining adviser banning announcements on its website, saying this is contrary to anti-discrimination l…
  8. Justice for victims bigger than Commission TORs

    Lawyersweekly.com.au - Law 03.28 / 19:44 lawyersweekly.com.au
    A number of recommendations have been made in the latest report to come from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's inquiry, but some lawyers have said that law reforms must go further to make a real…