Here’s everything you need to know in finance today.
The ASX is set to open higher after a pullback in US markets overnight.
The Aussie dollar is buying 68.45 US cents.
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is underway. For running coverage, here’s Yahoo Finance’s live stream.
Some highlights are:
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says you will start to see the impact of 5G in 2021;
Billionaire Salesforce founder says 'Capitalism as we know it is dead', saying business leaders now have a “responsibility” to think beyond just shareholders;
Trump’s economic adviser says negative interest rates are 'really bad', despite comments earlier in the day from the president suggesting he was a fan;
Greta Thunberg says 'pretty much nothing' has been done about the climate crisis since she started protesting about climate change 18 months ago.
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Amazon launches Uber Eats-style service: Amazon is launching its Flex service today in Sydney and Melbourne, where independent contractors guided by Amazon's Flex app make deliveries for the global tech giant.
Internet prices around the world: When it comes to broadband speed, Australia doesn’t fare well. But, when it comes to broadband price, we’re about the middle of the pack. Here’s the cheapest (and most expensive) country to be online.
Getting school supplies? With pencils, pens, glue sticks, pencil cases, rulers, scissors and exercise books to purchase, the costs can add up. Here’s the cheapest place for back-to-school shopping.
The worst office tasks: When it comes to mundane tasks in the workplace, there is one that Australians dislike above all others: keeping on top of their inbox.
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