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01/17/2017
First home buyer loses deposit after NAB backflip over apartment size - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

First home buyer loses deposit after NAB backflip over apartment size
The Sydney Morning Herald
A first home buyer has lost a $41,000 deposit on a St Kilda apartment after the National Australia Bank walked away from the loan at the last minute arguing the property was too small. In a further sign that banks are tightening lending standards to ...

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01/17/2017
China's Xi Jinping defends globalisation, warns against a trade war - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

China's Xi Jinping defends globalisation, warns against a trade war
The Australian Financial Review
China's President Xi Jinping has mounted a strident defence of economic globalisation, in a major speech at the World Economic Forum. Anthony Anex. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by Lisa Murray. Chinese President Xi Jinping said "no country ...
China takes the spotlightBusiness Insider Australia
Xi Jinping signals China will champion free trade if Trump builds barriersThe Guardian
As star attraction at Davos, Chinese leader Xi Jinping pushes globalization mantraLos Angeles Times
Washington Post -Daily Mail -The Australian -Aljazeera.com
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01/17/2017
Rio Tinto records record quarterly iron ore shipments - The Australian

The Australian

Rio Tinto records record quarterly iron ore shipments
The Australian
Surging iron ore prices have put Rio Tinto in a strong position to deliver returns to shareholders next month after the miner made record quarterly shipments from its Pilbara region iron ore ports in Western Australia. The healthier-than-expected iron ...
Hopes for Rio Tinto share buyback and dividend boost riseThe Australian Financial Review
Rio Tinto steps up production as iron ore prices surgeABC Online
Pilbara growth slows in great chase for valueHerald Sun
Sky News Australia -The Sydney Morning Herald -CNBC -MarketWatch
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01/17/2017
Banks urged to clean up sales culture - The Australian

The Australian

Banks urged to clean up sales culture
The Australian
An independent review of bank pay practices has flagged failings by management and overly conflicted sales-driven cultures that drive branch staff through product-based bonuses, urging lenders to further clean up their act. In a revealing “issues paper ...
Aggressive bank bonuses risk mis-selling: Sedgwick reviewThe Sydney Morning Herald
Bank 'accelerator payments' to staff amplify riskThe Australian Financial Review

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01/17/2017
Public service job cuts may have led to growing delays in Centrelink processing claims for age and disability pensions - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Public service job cuts may have led to growing delays in Centrelink processing claims for age and disability pensions
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Department of Human Services, which controls Centrelink, has failed to meet its own targets for processing age and disability support pension claims, with the number of those processed within its target time falling about 20 per cent over the past ...
Robo-debt program needed to be reined inThe Age
Families, pensioners and disabled next on Centrelink's hit listThe Canberra Times
Bogus debt that can't be struck from man's Centrelink recordNEWS.com.au
The Australian -Brisbane Times -The Australian Financial Review -The Guardian
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01/17/2017
Home loan rates heading higher as funding costs rise, competition eases - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Home loan rates heading higher as funding costs rise, competition eases
The Australian Financial Review
Home loan rates are going up as short and medium-term markets are charging higher funding costs. Paul Rovere. Share on twitter. by Jonathan Shapiro. Mortgage rates are set to rise for both fixed and variable rate borrowers this year as global interest ...
Housing investor loan approvals surge 21.4 per cent in a yearThe Sydney Morning Herald
Home fires stoked, rates likely to stayCourier Mail
Low rates not helping first home buyersNEWS.com.au
The Australian -TheBull.com.au -MarketWatch -finder.com.au
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01/17/2017
Elizabeth Gaines gives up directorships for Fortescue role - The Australian

The Australian

Elizabeth Gaines gives up directorships for Fortescue role
The Australian
Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group has convinced former Helloworld chief executive Elizabeth Gaines to give up a comfortable portfolio of directorships in exchange for a chief financial officer role, triggering a wave of boardroom shake-ups across ...
Holly Kramer does the sums - and they don't add up to NineThe Australian Financial Review
Elizabeth Gaines and Holly Kramer resign from Nine Entertainment boardThe Sydney Morning Herald
Board resignations leave Nine in strifeHerald Sun
Sky News Australia -The West Australian -Finance News Network -B&T
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01/17/2017
Swedish fashion giant gets BOOT from FWC - The Australian

The Australian

Swedish fashion giant gets BOOT from FWC
The Australian
The Fair Work Commission has rejected a national workplace agreement proposed to cover 1200 workers employed by Swedish fashion giant H&M, finding planned cuts to penalty rates left casual employees worse off than the industry award. H&M had ...
H&M fails to secure enterprise agreementThe Sydney Morning Herald
H&M penalty rates trade-off refused amid retail expansionThe Australian Financial Review
H&M Australia loses wage battleRagtrader

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01/17/2017
Square launches Australian online payments - SBS

VentureBeat

Square launches Australian online payments
SBS
US mobile payments group Square has boosted its Australian offering, enabling businesses to process online transactions. Source: AAP. 18 Jan 2017 - 12:04 AM UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO. Tweet. Australian businesses can now process their online ...
Square goes omnichannel with new APIsiTWire
Square brings developer payment API toolkit to AustraliaVentureBeat
Weebly and Square Announce Partnership to Power Next Wave of Australian Small Businesses Both Online and OfflineBusiness Wire (press release)

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01/17/2017
Bakery giant cuts 200 jobs - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.au

Bakery giant cuts 200 jobs
dailytelegraph.com.au
MORE than 200 jobs could be lost under plans by food giant Goodman Fielder to close production sites in Queensland and Western Australia. About 140 production roles at two sites in Queensland could be made redundant if proposals to relocate go ahead ...
Goodman Fielder jobs to go in WA, Qldninemsn
Bakery jobs for BurleighGold Coast Bulletin

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