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…

Australian Markets

  • Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
    Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high

    The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. Fifteen years later the Nasdaq is again near 5,000 and ...

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 7 hours ago

    The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, with positive manufacturing data out of the US overnight and China during the day promoting positive investor sentiment.

  • SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment … GlobeNewswire - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 2:22 PM AEDT

    STEVENSON, Md. -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern ...

  • Voltari Announces Launch of Rights Offering GlobeNewswire - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 9:25 AM AEDT

    NEW YORK -- Voltari Corporation announced today it has commenced its previously announced rights offering of up to 4,300,000 shares of common stock to existing stockholders.

  • Premier Exhibitions Announces One-For-Ten Reverse Stock Split GlobeNewswire - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 6:26 AM AEDT

    ATLANTA -- Premier Exhibitions, Inc. today announced that its shareholders have approved a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of all shares of the Company's common stock. The reverse stock split will take effect ...

  • Great Value Stocks for a Hot Market US News - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 1:05 AM AEDT

    In today`s article, we will use the principles of value investing to search for stocks that remain undervalued, in spite of current market conditions. Value investing as an investment discipline is not a set of hard-and-fast rules. Find companies with a long-term track record of growing revenue and earnings per share. Rather than being concerned with the last quarter's earnings, value investors wish to invest in companies that have displayed a long-term (10 years or more) history of growing their businesses.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:29 PM AEDT

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:31 AM AEDT

    The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast ...

  • Tech stocks soaring again, but with stronger wings this time Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 5:49 AM AEDT

    Whenever you hear, "this time is different," the wise move is usually to ignore it. But when it comes to technology stocks, which are flying at levels unseen since the dot-com boom was about ...


Company Finances

  • First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones Associated Press - 57 minutes 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 - 1 hour 10 minutes 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 - 2 hours 39 minutes 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 - 5 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 - 6 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.

  • Foodex to Showcase Victoria's Finest Food and Drinks Business Wire - 6 hours ago

    A record number of Victorian exhibitors will promote their products and services at Foodex from March 3 to 6 at the Makuhari Messe convention centre. Additive-free macadamia milk, a new product developed in Victoria, will be exhibited for the first time in Japan. Still and sparkling boutique wines from six small regional wineries will highlight the diversity and world-class quality of artisan wines now being produced in Victoria. Melbourne’s strong Mediterranean influence will be celebrated with a range of fresh antipasto delicacies and premium extra virgin olive oils.

  • DineEquity CEO Julia Stewart Credits Franchisee Partners For Success Entrepreneur - 6 hours ago
    DineEquity CEO Julia Stewart Credits Franchisee Partners For Success

    As the purveyor of the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP brands of restaurants, DineEquity is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world.

  • ZTE Showcases Latest Smart Devices Destined for Europe at Mobile World Congress 2015 Business Wire - 8 hours ago

    BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, today began to showcase a range of smart devices at Mobile World Congress 2015 that are soon to be launched in markets across ...

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

    Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The ...

  • Samsung ditches plastic phone design AAP - 10 hours ago
    Samsung ditches plastic phone design

    Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will both include technology for mobile payments, though Samsung isn't unveiling a service to rival the iPhone's Apple Pay until this summer. Earlier on Sunday, HTC announced a new HTC One smartphone that also sports a better camera, while keeping such previously lauded elements as a metal design and polished finish. Rather, HTC is partnering with sports clothing maker Under Armour to offer features for those with active lifestyles.