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Oct 31, 2011

Stocks and markets in the News: Asian Markets Snapshot

Data delayed at least 15 minutes 11/01/2011 12:14 AM ET

Hang Seng19,584.69–280.18–1.41%
All Ordinaries4,315.70–44.76–1.03%
NSE 505,302.95–23.65–0.44%

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Stocks and Markets in the News: Market Viewer | MarketWatch

Latest News At time of present posting

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Five things Qantas needs to do to repair its brand, Setting executive pay in SMEs, Harvey Norman profit sinks, Last-minute Melbourne Cup guide

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Today on SmartCompany we look at Harvey Norman’s profit warning and explain why Gerry is hoping for a rate cut. We’re delving back into Qantas, looking at whether a better “circuit breaker” in the Fair Work Act might have stopped the IR fight getting out of control and examine five things the airline needs to do to restore its tattered brand. As James Thomson says in Entrepreneur Watch, it’s a long road back. Plus with only a few hours before the Melbourne Cup, don’t miss our annual last-minute guide.

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Top Story
The price of executive compensation
Executive compensation is back on the agenda. So how do you judge value for money when it comes to paying your top employees? BY LEON GETTLER.
Managing people

Regional housing prices stall
Recent data reveals the 10 most populous regional council areas around Australia have broadly been characterised by weak housing market activity. BY TIM LAWLESS.

Aunty B
How do I tell my boss I want to study instead of work?
Heavens! You prefer to study full-time and to forgo an income rather than work at a great job, with great people and do training on the side? Are you nuts?
Aunty B

People problems
Eve Ash
These suggestions might just help you become assertive, have your say, and avoid unnecessary pain in conflict situations.
Eve Ash

Gen-Y Millionaire
Kirsty Dunphey
When was the last time you stopped to acknowledge someone in your workplace?
Kirsty Dunphey

Michel Hogan
The actions of Alan Joyce and his board of accomplices has clearly demonstrated they consider the Qantas that millions of Australians here and around the world have had long affection for is dead.
Michel Hogan

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Alan Joyce has taken some enormous gambles in the last few days, but betting the brand is the riskiest of all.
James Thomson

The Australian IT | PiNG: Upgrade downs Health network

Upgrade downs Health network
Fran Foo AN upgrade went so wrong at the Department of Health and Ageing that a small task took up to 300 minutes to process.
Crash in IT jobs expected
Jennifer Foreshew RESOURCES demand is making Western Australia the likely exception to an IT jobs slump.
Call for delicate Medicare merger
Karen Dearne A SENATE committee is calling for changes to allow a merger of Medicare claims and pharmaceutical benefits information.
PC spin-off idea dents HP's business
Chris Griffith HP suffered from its decision to hold a very public discussion about separating its PC business from other activities.
Travel treaty sparks privacy fears
Karen Dearne THE Gillard government has quietly signed a revised Passenger Name Record agreement with the EU.
Small firm joins big league at CHOGM
Andrew Colley THE technology at this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth was arranged by local company ASG.
Group slams e-health liability law
Karen Dearne DRAFT legislation for online medical records comes under fire.
Providing communications under fire
Jennifer Foreshew DANIEL Bennett's technology role in the Middle East differs from most other technology leaders.
Lundy advises G-G on net vote
Fran Foo THE Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, has accepted results of a controversial internet voting ballot by Engineers Australia.
ABB streamlines archives
Jennifer Foreshew ABB's data recovery was causing downtime and loss of productivity.
Quickflix gets in on the local picture
Stuart Kennedy IN the US, mail-a-DVD mob Netflix has dished up a legitimate all-you-can eat streaming video service since 2008.
Kindle's latest e-book reader cheap
Chris Griffith AMAZON has taken a gamble with its cheapest fourth-generation Kindle eBook reader.
Intel's Ultrabooks trickle into market
DOUBLECLICK: David Frith THE first example of Intel's "Ultrabooks" are beginning to trickle into the Australian market.
'Tis the season to blow everyone up
Stuart Kennedy CHRISTMAS blockbuster time in video-game land has rolled around again and the big budget titles are flowing.
Micronet Systems enters a New age
Paul Broekhuyse DAVID New has been named general manager of Micronet Systems after an extensive national search.
Apple fears US embargo breach
Andrew Colley APPLE feared it would breach US export embargoes if it complied with orders to provide some of its company records to Samsung.
Ads come to life
Chris Griffith NEW electronic advertisements in streets and railway stations will use the images of people in front of them to sell products.
Key to life after resources boom
Anthony Wong THE global outpouring of grief in response to the death of Steve Jobs is testimony to the impact of his life on so many.
Astronomical bill for NBN satellites
Leigh Dayton, Science writer THE NBN Co faces a bill of up to $600 million for the launch of two high-speed broadband satellites.
Telepresence saves Canberra $12m
Andrew Colley CANBERRA says its high-end video conferencing system has shaved $12 million from its travel bill in 18 months.
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IT Business

Upgrade downs Health network
Providing communications under fire
PC spin-off idea dents HP's business
Small firm joins big league at CHOGM