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Oct 16, 2011

Stocks & Markets in The News: Asia; Asian stocks rise, tracking U.S. gains:



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Asian stocks rise, tracking U.S. gains Asian stocks rise, helped by end-of-the-week gains for U.S. shares and increased hopes for a resolution to the European debt crisis.
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China GDP in focus for week ahead in Asia After getting a look at China’s inflation picture this past week, markets will turn to examine that country’s economic growth this coming Tuesday, as Beijing releases a stack of data points, including gross domestic product.
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Customers line up to purchase the newly-released Apple iPhone 4S at an Apple Store in Clarendon, Virginia, October 14, 2011. Apple Inc's new iPhone 4S went on sale in stores across the globe on Friday, prompting thousands to queue around city blocks to snap up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs' life. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS) - Reuters


Apple, Citi earnings to lead week’s market action The week ahead promises to be a busy one for newly-optimistic investors, with a big slate of earnings reports from the tech and banking sectors, as well as a raft of economic data and any reaction to the meeting of G-20 finance ministers.
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Theg Australian IT - Ping: NBN contracts go to foreigners.



NBN contracts go to foreigners
Mitchell Bingemann NBN Co is paying Australian companies as little as 23c of every $1 it spends on tenders for the project.
 
Austrac reporting and revenue soars
Karen Dearne THE nation’s financial intelligence unit located an extra $241 million in revenue for the tax office during 2010-11.
 
RIM seeks to rekindle customer trust
Will Connors, Ben Worthen RESEARCH In Motion is seeking to shore up its already-vulnerable customer base following last weeks' network outages.
 
Telstra flags capital return
Tim Boreham TELSTRA chief David Thodey has indicated capital return if the telco's 1.4 million holders tomorrow vote in favour of the NBN deal.
 
ICANN steps in to protect time database
ICANN is taking over a database widely used by computers and websites to keep track of time zones around the world.
 
More honours for Steve Jobs
A MEMORIAL service attended by some of Silicon Valley's biggest names and a statue are the latest honours for Steve Jobs.
 
Fairfax looks to Newsstand app
Nic Christensen FAIRFAX Media is in discussions with Apple about joining its digital publishing application, Newsstand.
 
IBM to hire researchers for lab
Chris Griffith IBM is hiring researchers and interns for its Australian research and development laboratory which opened in Melbourne on Friday.
 
Net shift makes up for lost readers
Sally Jackson GLOBAL daily print newspaper circulation declined about 2 per cent last year to 519 million from 528 million in 2009.
 
Google plotting to take on iTunes
Alexandra Frean GOOGLE is planning to expand its music services with a new MP3 music store to compete with Apple's iTunes and Amazon's MP3 for Android.
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The Australian | the australian Business Briefing: Telstra flags capital return


 
Telstra flags capital return
Tim Boreham TELSTRA chief David Thodey has indicated capital return if the telco's 1.4 million holders tomorrow vote in favour of the NBN deal.
 
BHP bid tipped for Brazil's Ferrous
Andrew Main BHP Billiton is now being tipped in London as a possible buyer of Brazilian iron ore hopeful Ferrous Resources.
 
Qantas industrial dispute escalates
Susannah Moran QANTAS has lost a third-party engineering contract following continued industrial action.
 
Market to rebound as EU sets deadline
Andrew Main EUROPEAN policymakers have set a one-week deadline to deliver a long-awaited solution to the sovereign debt crisis, giving investors hope that a rescue strategy will be reached.
 
Blood still pumping at cashed-up CSL
Tim Boreham IN his 21st year as the face of CSL, veteran chief executive Brian McNamee is keen to allay fears they are running out of steam.
 
CSL admits mistakes over antibiotic
Tim Boreham CSL chief Brian McNamee concedes the company was "clumsy" in its handling of a glitch that curtailed supply of a crucial antibiotic.
 
Beirut bullish about growth
Turi Condon BOARD meetings of Beirut Hellenic Bank are lively events.
 
High CEO salaries mean lower profits
Andrew Main PROFITABILITY tends to suffer when chief executives get paid significantly more than their senior executive cohort, research shows.
 
Financial Markets
Market to rebound as EU sets deadline
Andrew Main EUROPEAN policymakers have set a one-week deadline to deliver a long-awaited solution to the sovereign debt crisis, giving investors hope that a rescue strategy will be reached.
 
Trading in ETFs well on the way
Gold buoyed by G20 optimism
 
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Mining & Energy
Albanese not helped by Chinalco
Paul Garvey SO Rio Tinto chief Tom Albanese reckons fears about the state of the global economy are overblown.
 
BHP bid tipped for Brazil's Ferrous
Another oil spill for CNOOC
 
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