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Mar 20, 2011

Financial And Forex Info News | The Australian Business Business: Libyan airstrikes to rock markets

Libyan airstrikes to rock markets
Libyan airstrikes Geoffrey Newman THE airstrikes on Libya will increase uncertainty on financial markets today as volatility and the rising oil price threatens global growth.
CBA's heir apparent focuses on the job
Ross McEwan Scott Murdoch THE Commonwealth Bank's head of retail banking, Ross McEwan, is seen by many as the bank's next chief executive.
Packer won't gamble on the US
James Packer EXCLUSIVE Damon Kitney CROWN executive chairman James Packer has ruled out an imminent return to the US gaming.
Handing down the family firm
Harry Triguboff Damon Kitney BILLIONAIRE apartment developer Harry Triguboff has a dilemma.
Industry plea to put off carbon decision
Swan open on carbon tax ads Tracy Lee MAJOR businesses affected by the proposed carbon tax may argue for any decision on its design to be postponed until after the tax summit.
Analysts doubt ANZ's Asian targets
ANZ Bank Geoffrey Newman ANZ has encountered some scepticism from analysts about whether it can achieve higher earnings targets for its Asian regional business.
Industry bid to block LPG tax
LPG fuel Sid Maher THE LPG industry is turning up the heat on key federal independents and regional MPs ahead of the expected LPG tax.
Online travel agency fees extortionate
SINGAPORE-AUSTRALIA-AVIATION-INCIDENT-BOEING Steve Creedy EXPEDIA has angered its Australian competitors by launching a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign attacking them for "extortionate" fees.
Financial Markets
Raids on Libya complicate yen rescue
yen Bradley Davis THE allied airstrikes against Libya are presenting a new challenge for the Bank of Japan in its efforts to stem the rise of the yen.
Oil price eases, but trouble expected
Libyan airstrikes to rock markets
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Oil price eases, but trouble expected
gaddafi WORLD oil prices slipped on Friday in volatile trade after crude exporter Libya declared a ceasefire with rebels.
Uranium will survive, says Gillard
Industry plea to put off carbon decision
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Financoal and Forex Info: The Australian Capital Circle: Christmas Island rethink as Libyan bombing begins

Capital Circle Newsletter
Christmas Island rethink as Libyan bombing begins
A week of violence on Christmas Island has forced a re-think by Labor.

The PM's day, per the press office: Julia Gillard is in Canberra today as parliament resumes. She will visit the Australian Solar Institute Laboratory at the Australian National University early this morning. She will visit the Japanese embassy mid-morning with Opposition leader Tony Abbott to sign the condolence book for victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
Tony Abbott is in Canberra and has been interviewed on ABC radio this morning about this story: Tony Abbott calls for new intervention in Alice Springs. Mr Abbott called for a bipartisan approach to tackling indigenous disadvantage. He wants more police, more teachers and a greater commitment to work for the dole schemes. "When you've got a serious social crisis, you've got to take serious measures to address it'' he said.
DFAT's Japan morning update: At 3.30am today, the number of Australians unaccounted for in Japan is 5. The number of calls received in Canberra - 10,745. Australians in Japan confirmed safe - 4748, including 437 in affected areas. The number of Australians registered in Japan - 5255. There are no reports of Australian casualties. DFAT warns: "These are people we have reason to believe were in the worst affected areas at the time of the tsunami. We have not yet been able to confirm their safety."
Exit: Julia Gillard's immigration adviser Allison Henry has left the PMO.
Nominations for outgoing ALP national secretary Karl Bitar's job will be officially thrown open today when the five member national executive committee - comprising Sam Dastyari, Bill Shorten, Bill Ludwig, Mark Butler and Anthony Albanese - gets together. Queensland ALP secretary Anthony Chisholm is in the box seat for the job, which will be vacated by Bitar on April 8th.
Cold-call: A federal Liberal staffer tells us that recruitment to Ted Baillieu's new(ish) Liberal Government is proceeding at a snails pace. Baillieu chief of staff Michael Kapel has reportedly taken a han

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Power report 'confirms NSW Government's incompetence': O'Farrell
Rising electricity prices in New South Wales are still causing problems for the State Government, as it enters the final days of the election campaign.

Forest worker injured
A forest worker received serious leg injuries in a workplace accident yesterday afternoon in the state's south.

'Gloves are off', MP tells pulp mill protest
The campaign against Gunns' $2.5 billion pulp mill is gaining momentum with up to 1,000 opponents protesting near the mill's proposed site in northern Tasmania.