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Sep 8, 2011

Stocks and markets in the news

Stocks & Markets in The News

  1. 10:01p

    Japan's Topix enters midday break with 0.4% gain

  2. 10:00p

    Japan's Nikkei Average ends morning trade up 0.1%

A security guard stands in front of a panel displaying world market indexes at an exhibition hall of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange August 10, 2011. Asian stocks clawed back some lost ground on Wednesday, following a rebound in U.S. shares, after the Federal Reserve made an unprecedented pledge to keep interest rates near zero for at least two years, stemming a global equity rout for the time being. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS) - ReutersAsia stocks gain, with Hong Kong up on data Asia stocks trade mostly higher, with Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks climbing after Chinese data show consumer inflation cooled slightly in August.
46 min ago
 - Obama proposes larger payroll-tax cut President proposes to reduce the payroll taxes companies pay as part of his jobs plan, which he described as having been designed to “jolt” a stalled economy.
9:13 p.m. Today
  Nowadays some market observers are anxiously anticipating another “Lehman moment,” perhaps from a European bank this time. Yet the fact that many people expect a big shock to the financial system probably means that if one comes, it will either be less devastating, or will come from a place where few are looking.
9:11 p.m. Today
Enrique Pena Nieto, outgoing Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) governor in the State of Mexico, is silhouetted against the national flag before delivering his sixth and final state report in Toluca September 5, 2011. No official candidates have been selected by Mexico's three main parties for the 2012 presidential elections, but the field of hopefuls is narrowing and polls continue to show Pena Nieto as the favourite to succeed current President Felipe Calderon, according to news reports. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya (MEXICO - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - Reuters 
Mexico stocks extend losses after Bernanke talk Mexican stocks extended losses and Brazilian stocks reduce gains after the U.S. central bank’s chief fails to outline firm plans for further economic stimulus, raising uncertainty surrounding a key Latin American export market.
7:39 p.m. Today

Google reveals carbon footprint: The Australian IT | Ping Newsletter

Ping Newsletter

Google reveals carbon footprint
GOOGLE has opened the kimono and shed light on its global energy consumption that's a notch above Malawi.
Roxon unveils e-health plan
THE three lead sites for the personally controlled e-health records program are operational and initial evaluations completed.
Smartphone surge challenging the PC
SMARTPHONE usage is starting to match PC use, according to research.
End bill shock or face fine
PHONE and internet providers will be forced to send text alerts before customers breach their credit limits.
Legal war opens Windows option
SAMSUNG is preparing to add Windows software to its tablet computer line-up as it fights off a legal attack from Apple.
Google buys restaurant guide
IT was the ultimate yuppie accessory in the 1980s and was name-checked in American Psycho.
ICT sector must spread its message
TELSTRA chief David Thodey says the information and telecommunications sector has done a poor job promoting technological innovation in Australia.

Smartcompany News & Analysis:Why Gina Rinehart won’t back down from legal fight with her daughter, Which state has the best business taxes regime? Top apps

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Today on SmartCompany, we look at Gina Rinehart’s legal battle with her own daughter – as James Thomson explains in Entrepreneur Watch, it underlines how the very private billionaire never backs away from a public legal fight. We also look at a report into which state has the best business tax environment, announce the winners of the 2011 Mobile Awards and examine why Nicholas Bolton’s investment company has been hit with a wind-up order.

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How I
How I improved business with an innovation committee
Valmont Interiors' Jacqui Esdaile explains the importance of getting employees to share their ideas.  BY PATRICK STAFFORD.
How I

Marketing Strategies
Reducing the sales cycle has a dramatic effect on marketing and sales productivity. BY TOM MCKASKILL.
Marketing Strategies

Aunty B
Is fondling ear lobes okay or am I a stuck up prude?
You have got to be kidding. What are you thinking? Sack him immediately.
Aunty B

Selling strategies
Trent Leyshan
Take these trying times as an opportunity to see our global climate differently – as a victory! It’s your time to thrive.
Trent Leyshan

The Futurist
Colin Benjamin
Australians are recording historic levels of disappointment with Canberra’s failure to get our economy growing.
Colin Benjamin

Internet secrets
Craig Reardon
You’ll never own the “code”, but then again, do you need to?
Craig Reardon

Retail advice
Brian Walker
How many of us are deeply entrenched in the forest of business, each perspective clouded by an intermittent branch or leaf that blocks your view?
Brian Walker

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
For an intensely private billionaire, Gina Rinehart isn’t afraid of very public legal stoushes.
James Thomson

NYT Breaking New:: U.S. Terrorism Officials Investigating Reports of 9/11 Anniversary Threat

Breaking News
The New York Times
Thursday, September 8, 2011

U.S. Terrorism Officials Investigating Reports of 9/11 Anniversary Threat

Counterterrorism officials on Thursday were assessing a new report of a threat of an attack in New York City or Washington using a car or truck bomb, timed to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to several officials briefed on the matter.

In a statement, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, Matt Chandler, called the threat “specific, credible, but unconfirmed.” Another official said American intelligence agencies were urgently pursuing leads overseas in an effort to gauge the seriousness of the threat.

“It’s in the early stages, and a lot of vetting is being done in other places,” the official said.

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Tough reforms could reap riches: The Australian Business Briefing

Tough reforms could reap riches
Michael Stutchbury Michael Stutchbury, Economics editor AUSTRALIA is underestimating its opportunity to transform the mining boom into decades of sustained prosperity.
Bernanke keeps policy door open
Ben Bernanke Luca Di Leo BEN Bernanke said today the central bank has the tools to provide more support to the sluggish US economy.
Rubicon 'changed accounts practice'
Gordon Fell Susannah Moran PROPERTY company Rubicon changed its accounting practices in the months leading up to its controversial sale to Allco.
Google buys restaurant reviewer
Google John Kell GOOGLE has agreed to buy restaurant-review firm Zagat,  increasing its revenue stream from local businesses.
News better than ever: Murdoch
News Corporation James Chessell RUPERT Murdoch remains confident his media and entertainment group will "put things right" after the News of the World scandal.
Update copyright, Sensis says
Update copyright law, Sensis ureges Damon Kitney TELSTRA'S directories business, Sensis, says the federal government should extend copyright laws to cover databases.
ANZ denies failure to report
Scales of justice Andrew Burrell ANZ Bank has rejected claims that it failed to report a massive fraud allegedly committed by Indian businessman Pankaj Oswal.
Financial Markets
Gold wobbles on Bernanke speech
Gold Tatyana Shumsky GOLD prices dipped in after-market electronic trading today, after a speech by Ben Bernanke failed to deliver firm promises.
Wall St falls as Fed disappoints
Oil slips before Obama's speech
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Oil slips before Obama's speech
Oil futures Jerry DiColo OIL settled slightly lower today, as markets await President Barack Obama's address on the economy.
Copper rises on demand hopes
Decades of wealth from boom
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