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Nov 21, 2011

Financial and Forex Info News | The Austrañian Business Briefing Update: Stocks fall on debt fears



 
Stocks fall on debt fears
Sarah Turner AUSTRALIAN shares fell, weighed by worries about Europe's ability to stem its debt woes and little progress on tackling US debt.
Bluescope to raise $600m
John Durie BLUESCOPE Steel is attempting a life saving $600 million equity raising amid tough conditions for Australian steelmakers.
Bets rise for RBA rate cuts
Geoffrey Rogow JPMORGAN has revised its forecasts, tipping the RBA to cut rates three times by April due to weak financial markets.
Centro passes key merger hurdle
Sarah Danckert CENTRO appears to have cleared the most crucial hurdle in its plans to merge its business at a meeting of shareholders.
France again warned on debt
William Horobin MOODY'S says France's rising bond yields amplify its fiscal challenges, after last month warning on its triple-A rating.
'Lie' claim adds to Qantas woes
THE pilots lobby has demanded a full inquiry into Qantas's grounding of its fleet amid allegations Alan Joyce lied to parliament.
US fails to reach debt deal
Siobhan Hughes and Kristina Peterson THE congressional deficit-reduction committee has failed to reach an agreement on slashing the US budget gap, displeasing markets.
Dollar dives to six-week low
THE Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in six weeks as ongoing debt problems in the US and Europe weigh on markets.
Financial Markets
Stocks fall on debt fears
Sarah Turner AUSTRALIAN shares fell, weighed by worries about Europe's ability to stem its debt woes and little progress on tackling US debt.
Stocks fall to seven-week low
Markets tumble as fears rise
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Cape York mine faces legal challenge
Sarah Elks A CAPE York traditional owner will launch an 11th-hour legal challenge against the peninsula's first coal mine.
CSG pledge fails to win over Jones
Oil caught in broad rout

Smartcompany News and Analysis: How to stop shoppers treating your store like a fitting room, Engineering firm collapses, Conman pursued over SensaSlim, Aussie dollar slides

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Today on SmartCompany, sales and marketing expert Nina Hendy tackles one of the great conundrums facing retailers right now – how do you stop consumers using your store as a fitting room and then buying online? It’s not easy, but Nina has some great ideas, including charging for fittings and establishing an e-boutique. We also examine the collapse of a large engineering company, look at a new trucking regulator that will oversee pay rates for independent contractors and take in the latest twists in the mysterious saga of collapsed diet spray company SensaSlim.

Plus don’t forget to register for Thursday’s webinar, The four keys to unlocking the hidden productivity potential of your teams. SmartCompany editor James Thomson and expert Matt Kesby will discuss what you can do to impact your team and the teams outside your control.

For all this and more, head to our home page.

Top Story
How to stop shoppers treating your store like a fitting room
There is a growing resentment among retailers as a new breed of shopper emerges in Australia. BY NINA HENDY.
Retail

Legal Update
Is industrial action set to dominate 2012?
The evidence is mounting that we are facing an intense period of industrial disruption. BY PETER VITALE.
Legal Update

Aunty B
Should the crazy preferences of one person dominate the office?
We all have our gripes, our beliefs and our weird little ways. And we all just have to get on.
Aunty B

People problems
Eve Ash
If your life consists entirely of work and pressure you will burnout, there is no other possibility.
Eve Ash

Teams
Pollyanna Lenkic
It's challenging for staff to keep focused when there is uncertainty about their future and their role in it. How can you reassure them?
Pollyanna Lenkic

Brand
Michel Hogan
Just because everyone is doing something, doesn’t make it the right thing to do and certainly doesn’t make it the right thing for your organisation and brand.
Michel Hogan

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
There are countless ways entrepreneurs waste money, but a simple test can help you tighten your focus on profitability.
James Thomson

Financial and Forex Info News | The Australian Business Briefing: Bluescope to raise $600m



 
Bluescope to raise $600m
John Durie BLUESCOPE Steel is attempting a life saving $600 million equity raising amid tough conditions for Australian steelmakers.
 
Markets tumble as fears rise
Brendan Conway US stocks tumbled and the Australian dollar fell as investors reacted to the deadlock in US deficit talks and the eurozone crisis.
 
Dollar dives to six-week low
THE Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in six weeks as ongoing debt problems in the US and Europe weigh on markets.
 
France again warned on debt
William Horobin MOODY'S says France's rising bond yields amplify its fiscal challenges, after last month warning on its triple-A rating.
 
Smedley suffers AGM defeat
John Durie ONESTEEL chair Peter Smedley suffered a big defeat at the AGM, with shareholders voting against a motion to limit the board size.
 
Engage with investors on exec pay
Damon Kitney ONE of the nation's most senior chairmen says executive remuneration has rightly become a matter of community concern.
 
US fails to reach debt deal
Siobhan Hughes and Kristina Peterson THE congressional deficit-reduction committee has failed to reach an agreement on slashing the US budget gap, displeasing markets.
 
Banker sorted out health insurance
Nabila Ahmed AN accident that landed Damien Waller in hospital led to a lucrative business.
 
Financial Markets
Markets tumble as fears rise
Brendan Conway US stocks tumbled and the Australian dollar fell as investors reacted to the deadlock in US deficit talks and the eurozone crisis.
 
Dollar dives to six-week low
Oil caught in broad rout
 
Financial Markets Coverage
 
Mining & Energy
Oil caught in broad rout
Dan Strumpf OIL futures declined, as worries about US and European debt battered markets across the board.
 
Gold falls below $US1700
Copper falls 3pc as fears rise
 
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