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Jan 23, 2011

Lloyds Asset Sale to Slash Debt : The Australian Business Briefing.

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS





Lloyds asset sale to slash debt
Aus Bus Pix Lloyds Bank afp Iain Dey THE incoming chief executive at Lloyds will speed up asset sales and cut the bank's dependency on loans from financial markets.
 
Electric cars hug slow lane in Britain
Mitsubishi i-MIEV electric car Robert Lea THE electric car revolution is unlikely to get out of first gear any time in the near future, motor dealers in Britain have warned.
 
Retailers prepare wish list
Harvey Norman Blair Speedy RETAILERS are preparing a list of demands they say the government must meet if the sector is to deliver competitive prices to consumers.
 
Hongqiao to raise $US2bn before listing
Aluminium Prudence Ho CHINA Hongqiao, a Chinese aluminium producer, plans to raise as much as $US2.2 billion ($2.2bn) in an IPO ahead of its Hong Kong listing.
 
Nine appeals to Ten board in ad dispute
Ten James Chessell NINE Network managing director Jeff Browne is asking Ten to reconsider a controversial decision.
 
Coking coal prices to skyrocket
coal Matt Chambers COKING coal prices are expected to surge through a record $US400/tonne this week.
 
Swan warns of floods' hit to economy
Wayne Swan Geoffrey Newman JULIA Gillard will meet corporate leaders today to co-ordinate business efforts to repair Queensland's flood-ravaged economy.
 
Reserve poised for March rate rise
Brisbane flood David Uren BETS that the Reserve Bank will hold off lifting interest rates because of the floods could prove wide off the mark.
 
Financial Markets
Reserve poised for March rate rise
Brisbane flood David Uren BETS that the Reserve Bank will hold off lifting interest rates because of the floods could prove wide off the mark.
 
Get ready for a great year, says top broker
US blue chips close higher
 
Financial Markets Coverage
 
Mining & Energy
Hongqiao to raise $US2bn before listing
Aluminium Prudence Ho CHINA Hongqiao, a Chinese aluminium producer, plans to raise as much as $US2.2 billion ($2.2bn) in an IPO ahead of its Hong Kong listing.
 
Newmont trims production forecasts
Indian group weighs offer for Riversdale
 
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Stocks to Watch for Monday: TI, McDonalds, AmEx | MarketWatch - Special Financial Services

MarketWatch
SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

 Stocks to Watch for Monday: TI, McDonald’s, AmEx

By Sue Chang MarketWatch


Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday’s session are Texas Instruments Inc., McDonald’s Corp. and American Express Co.  
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