Showing posts from July, 2011

Smartcompany News: US debt deal finally sealed, Tablet use tipped to soar, How Howard Schultz saved Starbucks, Visa says it won’t collect GST on online imports

Dear SmartCompany reader, Today on SmartCompany we look at the latest news out of the US, where a deal has finally been reached to raise the debt ceiling – although President Barack Obama isn’t all that happy. We also talk to accountants and experts about claims that the ATO is bullying SMEs and look at the latest predictions from PwC’s media team, who say one in four households will have a tablet computer by 2015. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch , James Thomson looks at the RBA’s difficult rates decision tomorrow. For all this and more, head to our home page . News Economists welcome US debt default deal Over five million Australians to own a tablet by 2015, games the biggest media growth area: PwC South Australia to get new Premier, Franchise Council hoping for rethink on state-based franchising laws Accountants and experts question claims of SME bullying by Tax Office Visa rules out collecting GST on online purchases for Government as Bras N Thing war

Eldridge slams 'extreme' policies: The AustralianBusiness Briefing

  Leaders reach US debt deal: Obama Corey Boles BARACK Obama says leaders of both parties have reached a deal to lift the US debt ceiling and reduce the federal deficit.   Eldridge slams 'extreme' policies Andrew Burrell BARRY Eldridge has opened the Diggers & Dealers mining conference with an attack on the Gillard government's policies.   Rio victim of bounced cheque David Robertson RIO Tinto may have been the victim of the costliest bounced cheque in history, US diplomatic cables have revealed.   Macarthur seeks higher bid Gavin Lower MACARTHUR Coal said today it sought a higher bid price but Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal rejected the proposal.   UK police expand hacking probe Cassell Bryan-Low UK police have expanded a criminal probe into alleged illegal reporting tactics to incorporate possible computer hacking.   Boards lash weak leadership Damon Kitney LEADING company boards be

US economy: GDP growth much weaker than thought

Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane , from The Washington Post , say: "If all goes as planned, the package could clear the Senate and then the House as soon as Monday night — barely 24 hours before Treasury officials have said they could run short of cash to pay the nation’s bills" On the 29th of July there was a very interesting article in the BBC News , named:  U.S. economy GDP growth much weaker than thought, I leave you with it below: . Continue reading the main story US Economy Why has the US economy stalled? Q&A: US debt deadline US debt row: Drama or crisis? Obama stresses debt-plan urgency US economic growth is much weaker than first thought, government figures show. The economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.3% in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said. Economists had forecast growth of 1.8%. And in a surprise move, first-quarter growth was revised down sharply from 1.9% to 0.4%. This evidence

Obama: Agreement has been reached on raising debt limit: The Washington Post News Alert

July 31, 2011 --------------- In an evening news conference, President Obama says the debt ceiling deal is not the one he would have preferred, but it will "allow us to avoid default and end the crisis Washington imposed on the rest of America." For more information, visit