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Oct 4, 2011

Stocks & Markets in the News: Asia

A Nobel vision for innovation: Smartcompany News & Analysis.

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Today on SmartCompany we’ve got all the details on Apple’s new iPhone 4S, including all the tech specs and news on which carriers will have it. Deputy editor Madeleine Heffernan reports from the Tax Forum, and explains why it hasn’t been a waste of time, while we also look at what the RBA will want to see before it decides to cut interest rates. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson explains why we should celebrate our new Nobel Prize winner.
Top Story
How we got three rate cuts - without the RBA lifting a finger
Movements in the Australian dollar have delivered de facto rate cuts, without the RBA needing to do a thing. BY CHRISTOPHER JOYE.
How we got three rate cuts - without the RBA lifting a finger

Industry Trends
Too many cooks in the kitchen for restaurateurs
The economic recovery and the switch to healthier options is good news for restaurateurs, but competition is increasing.
Too many cooks in the kitchen for restaurateurs

Aunty B
We're struggling and the staff can feel my stress. Help!
You need to share your turnaround plan with staff, but don't share your stress.
Aunty B

Profitable Growth
Julia Bickerstaff
We all want new deals, but doing proposal after proposal for the sake of it is expensive and a potential drain on your business.
Julia Bickerstaff

Property Investor
Michael Yardney
If our economists are armed with all the research available in today’s information age why can’t they agree on where are our property markets are heading?
Michael Yardney

Digital Bottom Line
Brendan Lewis
The future of uniform franchise regulation in Australia is hanging by a thread as a handful of independents and minor parties which control the balance of power in the South Australian upper house decide the fate of SA's Small Business Commissioner Bill.
Brendan Lewis

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Australia’s latest Nobel Prize winner should remind us about the importance of a culture of innovation.

iPhone 4S won't work on 4G: PiNG - The Australian IT

iPhone 4S won't work on 4G
Chris Griffith THE new iPhone 4S will be in Australia from October 14, but it will not work on the country's new 4G network.
Apple unveils the iPhone 4S
APPLE unveiled a new iPhone this morning, but it was not the iPhone 5, rather the iPhone 4S.
iPhone 4S to be a 'slow burn' in market
Chris Griffith APPLE’S new iPhone 4S may not generate the flurry of excitement as previous new models did.
Apple launches its Newsstand App
Nic Christensen APPLE'S upgraded iPhone operating system iOS 5 will allow consumers to better organise their magazine and newspaper app subscriptions.
University streamlines IT recruitment
Jennifer Foreshew CHARLES Sturt University and industry partners have joined forces to ease the challenge of recruiting graduates to the IT sector.
Samsung, Apple await court ruling
THE Australian judge hearing Apple's claim of patent breaches by Samsung has given no firm indication of when she will rule on the dispute.
NSW names ICT advisory panel
Fran Foo NSW has unveiled the government's new technology advisory panel, which includes "some of the top minds in ICT".
Apple iCloud to launch in Australia
Chris Griffith APPLE will launch its online iCloud service in Australia on October 13 with 5GB free storage.
Next iPhone wonder toy due
Chris Griffith APPLE was last night believed to be preparing to unveil the latest iPhone at a media event scheduled for 4am AEDT.
Numara Australia ready for business
Paul Broekhuyse NUMARA Software has launched sales operations in Australia and New Zealand after buying out its Australian partner, Salamander Services.
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IT Business
Learning tool for autistic kids
Nokia shielded from cuts in Australia
Mystery buyer targets CSG
Airports adopt high tech parking
Exec Tech
LTE mobile wireless network access
Antivirus update deletes Chrome browser
Windows Phone 7.5 integrates contacts
Amazon's tablet won't set Oz on fire

Dollar fights back on FT report: The Australian Business Briefing

Dollar fights back on FT report
THE Australian dollar rose after the Financial Times reported progress on a plan to recapitalise European banks.
No 'immediate' plans for QE3
Luca Di Leo and Jon Hilsenrath BEN Bernanke says while the Fed is ready to do more to help the US recovery, Congress and the White House must also do more.
Apple unveils the iPhone 4S
APPLE unveiled a new iPhone this morning, but it was not the iPhone 5, rather the iPhone 4S.
Oswal takes the high ground
Andrew Burrell THE receiver of Burrup Fertilisers, PPB Advisory, is under fire over its spending, according to a secret report.
Court blow to ATO in Myer case
Richard Gluyas THE Australian Taxation Office has suffered a blow in its efforts to demand $739 million from TPG Capital's sale of Myer shares.
Kmart boss negotiates for cuts
Blair Speedy KMART boss Guy Russo says he has not followed the lead of Wesfarmers stablemate Target in demanding a 5 per cent discount.
Beijing warns of trade conflict
Michael Sainsbury CHINA has warned the US it risks a trade war if it passes laws to punish countries whose currencies are deemed  "undervalued".
Financial Markets
Wall St rallies on Europe hopes
Steven Russolillo US stocks rallied as a report  finance ministers are discussing ways to recapitalise European banks fuelled a fierce comeback.
Dollar fights back on FT report
Oil falls on recovery worries
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Oil falls on recovery worries
Christian Berthelsen OIL futures settled at their lowest level in more than a year on renewed worries about the European debt crisis.
Gold slips on inflation outlook
Copper slumps to 14-month low
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