Labor's tax plan may hit growth: BCA

Labor's tax plan may hit growth: BCA

AAP Big business is concerned that federal Labor's plan to close multinational tax loopholes will slow economic growth. In what shadow treasurer Chris Bowen described as an "opening salvo in the battle of ideas", Labor's first major policy announcement in opposition is to introduce a range of measures to stop billions of dollars of tax bleeding offshore. "This announcement today sets a blueprint…

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  • EU moves to reduce use of flimsy plastic bags by 80 percent Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    The European Union has approved new rules that clamps down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment. The 28 member nations on Monday gave final approval to the rules that ...

  • Urban Barns Announces CanadaGAP(TM) Food Safety Certification Approval GlobeNewswire - 54 minutes ago

    MONTREAL -- Urban Barns Foods Inc. (OTCQB:URBF) ("Urban Barns"), an innovative food producer dedicated to growing consistent, healthy and fresh vegetables year round using its proprietary Cubic ...

  • Amira beats Street 3Q forecasts Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the company said it had profit of 38 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, were 44 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...

  • Siano Launches Smallest Integrated DVB-T2 Receiver Chip Business Wire - 56 minutes ago

    SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Siano, the world’s leading provider of mobile broadcast DTV solutions, announced today the launch of SMS4430, a new multi-standard digital TV receiver chip designed for ...

  • Summer Infant to Present at the Roth Capital Conference March 9, 2015 GlobeNewswire - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Summer Infant, Inc. , a global leader in premium juvenile products, today announced that it will present at the 27th Annual Roth Capital Conference on Monday, March 9, 2015 in Dana ...

  • First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

    Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy ...

  • JAKKS Pacific Secures Worldwide, Master Toy Agreement for the Smurfs Franchise Business Wire - 3 hours ago

    MALIBU, Calif.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK - News) announced today that it has secured a licensing agreement with LAFIG and Sony Pictures Consumer Products to produce toys and related products based on the Smurfs franchise including the classic Smurfs brand and the upcoming Smurfs feature film premiering in August 2016. “We are pleased with the opportunity to partner once again with LAFIG and Sony Pictures Consumer Products to produce toys based on this enduring franchise,” said John Blaney, Executive Vice President, Marketing, JAKKS Pacific. “With the release of the film next summer and the continuing brand awareness of the Smurfs as a global brand, we are confident JAKKS is the right partner to continue to distribute and develop new and innovative toy products that excite today’s consumer,” said Greg Economos, Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products.

  • Smartwatches Market Expected to Reach US$ 29.67 Billion by 2020 Globally: Transparency Market Resear … GlobeNewswire - 4 hours ago

    Albany, NY -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Smartwatches Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020", ...

  • Imagination Packs High-Quality PowerVR Rogue Graphics Into a Tiny Footprint GlobeNewswire - 7 hours ago

    BARCELONA, Spain -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces a new area-optimized PowerVR GPU designed to drive high-quality graphics with full OpenGL ES 3.0 functionality into ...

  • Kia Motors Europe Selects TomTom LIVE Services Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- TomTom (TOM2) today announces a new deal with Kia Motors Europe to integrate its state-of-the-art connected services in new Kia cars. Through the partnership beginning in summer 2015 with the Kia cee’d and Kia Optima, Kia customers will benefit from the delivery of TomTom’s connected services at no additional cost for seven years after the purchase of a new Kia model. TomTom’s services will help Kia drivers to save time on the road by identifying the fastest route for each journey using accurate traffic information. By choosing TomTom’s LIVE services, we can meet this demand, free of charge for seven years,” said Artur Martins, VP Marketing, Kia Motors Europe.