Baird wants shops open for Boxing Day

Baird wants shops open for Boxing Day

AAP Shops across NSW would be allowed to trade on Boxing Day under a Baird government plan. Treasurer Andrew Constance says under the state's current "archaic" laws, shops in Sydney's CBD and eastern suburbs can stay open during the public holiday while those in western Sydney and other areas can't. "For too long businesses have been at a disadvantage in NSW as a result of this restriction on Bo…

Australian Markets

  • 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.

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:17 PM AEDT

    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 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 ...

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 12:21 PM AEDT
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: ABC - ADELAIDE BRIGHTON - up 23 cents, or 5.91 per cent, at $4.12 Construction materials group Adelaide Brighton expects prices and ...

 

Company Finances

  • Samsung ditches plastic phone design AAP - 1 hour 42 minutes 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.

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera Associated Press - 8 hours ago
    Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera

    Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display ...

  • Visa and Samsung Bring Mobile Payments to the New Samsung Galaxy S6 Business Wire - 9 hours ago

    BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it is supporting consumer payments with the new Samsung Galaxy S6. Eligible consumers in the U.S. will be able to make secure Visa payments with Samsung Pay, Samsung’s new payment service scheduled to launch this summer. Samsung Pay is supported by Visa Token Service technology which is designed to enable secure payments with a broad range of connected devices. This new innovative technology from Visa replaces sensitive payment account information found on plastic cards, such as the 16-digit account number, expiration date and security code, with a unique series of numbers that can be used to authorize payment without exposing actual account details – helping to make mobile payments safer for everyone, everywhere.

  • Ikea turns furniture into wireless phone chargers AFP - 21 hours ago
    Ikea turns furniture into wireless phone chargers

    Global furniture giant Ikea announced on Sunday the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices. The new collection will use Qi wireless technology to charge devices that are placed on or near the furniture. They worry about not finding the charger and running out of power," Ikea's business area manager of lighting and wireless charging, Jeanette Skjelmose, said in a statement. The Home Spot range of desks, bedside tables and lamps will hit stores in Europe and North America in April, Ikea said, with a "global roll-out" in the works.

  • Ireland looks forward to dairy boom once EU quotas go AFP - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 6:19 AM AEDT
    Ireland looks forward to dairy boom once EU quotas go

    Four weeks from the lifting of European Union milk quotas, Ireland is looking forward to a radical shake-up of its farming sector that would boost dairy output by 50 percent over the next five years. Exporters are aiming to expand sales of Irish milk and cheese in a boom that would make Ireland the fastest-growing dairy producer in the world. "Good riddance is what I'll say about the quotas," said Mike Magan, a dairy farmer in County Longford in central Ireland. The quotas, which end on March 31, were introduced in 1984 to prevent over-production, and Irish agriculture minister Simon Coveney told AFP their abolition was "the most fundamental change to Irish agriculture in a generation".

  • Maine mill joins complaint against Canadian paper maker Associated Press - Sun, Mar 1, 2015 3:59 AM AEDT

    Madison Paper Industries has joined a Minnesota paper mill seeking higher import duties on a special publishing paper made by a Canadian mill. The Morning Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1E586xe ) they ...

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises Associated Press - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:30 AM AEDT
    As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers ...

  • Final Glance: Food companies Associated Press - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:02 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top food companies were mixed at the close of trading: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.31 or .9 percent, to $34.98. General Mills Inc. rose $.37 or .7 percent, to $53.79. Hormel Foods Corp. rose ...

  • Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:02 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were mixed at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.10 or .4 percent, to $25.99. Snap-On rose $.02 or percent, to $147.23. Stanley Works fell ...

  • Final Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:02 AM AEDT

    Shares of some top consumer companies were down at the close of trading: Clorox fell $.46 or .4 percent, to $108.64. Colgate-Palmolive Co. fell $.29 or .4 percent, to $70.82. Kimberly-Clark Corp. fell ...