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Oct 26, 2011

Stocks and Markets in The news: NYT - World Markets.

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Key Indexes
At close 10/26/2011
Change % change 1 month 1 year Low High 52-week
FTSE 100 Britain 5,553.24 +27.70 +0.50% +9.11% –2.70%
DAX Germany 6,016.07 0.00 0.00% +12.54% –9.04%
CAC 40 France 3,169.62 0.00 0.00% +10.85% –17.73%
FTSE Eurofirst 300 Europe 983.76 +1.19 +0.12% +9.60% –9.75%

Bonds »

Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds
Most recent issues
Maturity % yield Change
At 8:28 PM ET
Data delayed by at least 15 minutes
3-month 0.0203% +0.0023
6-month 0.061% 0.00
2-year 0.2853% –0.0037
5-year 1.08% +0.0139
10-year 2.20% –0.0091
30-year 3.22% –0.0031

Commodities »

At 10:42 PM ET 10/26/2011
Light sweet crude ($/barrel)91.85+1.65+1.83%
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Currencies »

At 9:52 PM ET
Data delayed by at least 15 minutes
Euro $1.3977 +0.0095
Pound Britain $1.6015 +0.0058
Yen Japan $0.0131 0.00003
Yuan China $0.1574 -0.00001
Peso Mexico $0.075 +0.00037
Dollar Canada $0.9999 +0.0054

Companies in the News

At close 10/26/2011

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Stocks and Markets in the News | Asia: Asian stocks higher after Europe summit


Asian stocks higher after Europe summit Asian shares trade higher, after European leaders agree to at least one measure to help resolve the region’s debt crisis. 57 min ago
Paulson: China Reform Can Help U.S. in Long Run Former Treasury Sec. Henry Paulson says the U.S. and China both need long-term, fundamental reform to restore competitiveness and sustain growth that will improve the global economy. America needs a new tax system and we need to think out of the box to fix unemployment, he says in a Big Interview with WSJ's David Wessel. video content 1:06 p.m. Today
Yuan Rises, Nearing Month-End High China on Wednesday said that rapid yuan appreciation in the near term is out of the question as it would harm China¹s economic growth, in one of the strongest responses yet to U.S. pressure for a faster rise in the currency. video content 11:25 a.m. Today

French President Sarkozy says deal reached on 50% Greek-bond haircut: MarketWatch Bulletin

By Sarah Turner 
SYDNEY (MarketWatch) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy said early Thursday that a deal has been reached in which private holders will take a 50% haircut on their Greek government-bond holdings, according to reports. Sarkozy was speaking at a press conference in Brussels after a lengthy euro-zone summit.

Smartcompany News and Analysis: The work-from-home OH&S trap, ASX shut down by glitch, Controversy over collapse of clothing group, Why iiNet’s “subliminal” ad raised eyebrows

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Today on SmartCompany we examine the curious collapse of a Melbourne-based clothing company and the controversial deal that has seen a former supplier take over the retail chain. We also ask why iiNet’s latest marketing campaign has raised eyebrows, check on the latest house price movements and in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson looks at why Gina Rinehart has played the small business card in her battle against resource sector red tape. Plus, don’t miss Madeleine Heffernan’s in-depth look at why letting employees work from home could be an OH&S minefield.

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Working from home: The OHS trap for employers
Technological advances, avoiding the commute, a break from office dramas and tedium: it's no surprise more workers are asking to work from home. BY MADELEINE HEFFERNAN.
Working from home

Tax Update
How good records can overcome tax problems
While the tax law in the area of allowances and meal expenses is somewhat complicated, the keeping of good records can help overcome potential problems. BY TERRY HAYES.
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Aunty B
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Online sales
Chris Thomas
This week Google announced a controversial new initiative. How will it affect your business?
Chris Thomas

Facebook Know-how
Lara Solomon
One thing that I love about the new Facebook Insights is that I don’t just see who is talking about my page, I also see how many of their friends have seen it.
Lara Solomon

IT Systems
David Markus
In an SME environment, training is essential to motivate your staff and ensure you have the latest skills in your team.
David Markus

Internet secrets
Craig Reardon
Creating compelling content is paramount when it comes to the success of your eNewsletters.
Craig Reardon

IT Means Business
Dave Stevens
With the multitude of pressures on today's SMEs, planning for the unexpected is not always a priority. Here's why it should be.
Dave Stevens

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Could Australia’s richest person really be considered a small business? Maybe not, but she is at the juncture of an important national debate.
James Thomson

The Australian IT | PiNG: ASX trade outage indefinite

ASX trade outage indefinite
Andrew Main THE ASX says it doesn't know when trading on the stock exchange will resume and all trades before the outage are under review.
Judge made 'errors' in Apple case
David Fickling A FEDERAL Court decision banning a Samsung's Galaxy tablet in Australia should be overturned, lawyers for Samsung argued.
Quickflix on Xbox in 2012?
Andrew Colley QUICKFLIX has revealed it hopes to reach Microsoft’s Xbox game console platform some time next year.
Jobs wanted to 'revolutionise' TVs
Murad Ahmed STEVE Jobs believed that he was about to change one of the few media devices that he had not yet revolutionised: the television set.
Quickflix offers movies on demand
Nic Christensen DVD rental company Quickflix last night launched an on-demand movie service offering unlimited streamed movies for a fixed price.
Microsoft eyes local Netflix tie-up
Stuart Kennedy MICROSOFT Australia has put up its hand to be the first channel for the Netflix streaming movie service.
New player in national e-health space
Karen Dearne THE National Health Call Centre Network is positioning itself as a lead player in Australia's e-health space.
Nokia launches Windows smartphones
Chris Griffith NOKIA has released two Windows 7 smartphones but they will not be available in Australia in time for Christmas sales.
Jobs wanted Intel chips for iPad
Don Clark STEVE Jobs pushed for the use of Intel chips when Apple was developing its iPad tablet computer.
RIM delays PlayBook software upgrade
RESEARCH In Motion said it is delaying the launch of an upgraded operating system for its struggling PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
Bush broadband to change image
Sue Neales, Regional affairs reporter THE popular urban stereotype of rural Australians as dim-witted country bumpkins might be over
IBM under fire at Health Department
Karen Dearne HEALTH secretary Jane Halton claims changes by IBM Australia caused "a catastrophic failure" to its IT systems.
IBM appoints new CEO
IBM has named Virginia Rometty as its new chief executive following the retirement of Samuel Palmisano.
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