Cost of living in the eye of the beholder

Cost of living in the eye of the beholder

AAP Politicians frequently talk about the cost-of-living pressures facing Australians but new figures suggest the reality could be something quite different. Indeed, if you thought the latest inflation figures ...

Australian Markets

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - 5 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.

  • Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday AAP - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:20 PM AEST

    Mining giant BHP Billiton has been given until 2016 to go ahead with the expansion at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - Fri, Jul 24, 2015 12:03 PM AEST

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

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:04 PM AEST
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: CIM - CIMIC - up 30 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $23.66 Construction giant CIMIC says it remains on track to meet its its full year ...

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015 4:17 PM AEST

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback plan Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:36 AM AEDT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 7:39 AM AEDT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chesapeake Energy shares stage rally Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 12:27 AM AEDT

    When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • European stocks rise in opening deals AFP - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 10:18 AM AEDT
    European stocks rise in opening deals

    Europe's main stock markets advanced at the start of trade on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.27 percent at 6,981.23 points. Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index added 0.36 percent to ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in IPO Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 7:48 AM AEDT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

 

Company Finances

  • Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years Associated Press - 9 minutes ago
    Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

    In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks. The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the ...

  • International Paper tops 2Q profit forecasts Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of 54 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 97 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...

  • Research and Markets: Packaging Film Market in APAC 2015-2019 - Growth of Processed Food Industry Business Wire - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w5zz9b/packaging_film ) has announced the addition of the "Packaging Film Market in APAC 2015-2019" ...

  • Nissan's quarterly profit up on cheap yen, US sales growth Associated Press - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
    Nissan's quarterly profit up on cheap yen, US sales growth

    Nissan's April-June profit jumped 36 percent as the Japanese automaker benefited from a cheap yen and better sales in the U.S. and Europe. Nissan Motor Co., which makes the March subcompact, Leaf electric ...

  • Solaris Shipping F-Series Also Files Preliminary Patent for PESA(TM) Powered F-Series Vape Mod GlobeNewswire - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Solaris Power Cells, Inc. the creators of the Solaris "Passive Electron Storage Array" (TM)(PESA(TM)), (the "Company") (OTCQB:SPCL) (Germany WKN:A1W9W5) is pleased ...

  • StoreLocal Releases White Paper on Self Storage Industry Evolution and Adaptation GlobeNewswire - 4 hours ago

    IRVINE, Calif. -- via PRWEB - StoreLocal, the first nationwide self-storage cooperative, released a white paper today covering the history and current technological landscape of the self-storage industry. ...

  • Oculus' debuts virtual reality film 'Henry' Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Oculus' debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

    Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The VR company, which Facebook ...

  • Ohio coach Urban Meyer, mascot celebrated in butter at fair Associated Press - 11 hours ago

    Winning another national championship has made Urban Meyer a butter man. The Ohio State University football coach and Buckeyes mascot Brutus are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio ...

  • Sturm Ruger posts 2Q profit Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    On a per-share basis, the Southport, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of 91 cents. The firearm maker posted revenue of $139.2 million in the period. Sturm Ruger shares have increased 69 percent ...

  • Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50% AFP - 12 hours ago
    Panasonic three-month net profit soars more than 50%

    Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Wednesday that its net profit soared 57 percent from a year ago, mainly thanks to a tax accounting change as the electronics giant continues to reshape its business. The Osaka-based firm's earnings for the three months to June surged to 59.52 billion yen ($482 million), while operating profit edged down seven percent to 76.56 billion yen. The upbeat net profit was also supported by Panasonic's lesser-known auto parts unit.