Category Archives: INICIO

Sydney, Melbourne property markets holding up 'stronger than we thought', says ANZ

By | septiembre 28, 2017

Sydney and Melbourne’s housing markets are performing more strongly than expected partly because of the large number of migrants flocking to the country’s two biggest cities, a senior ANZ Bank executive says. The banking giant this week put tough new restrictions on lending for apartments in Brisbane and Perth, but excluded the Sydney and Melbourne markets, which have underpinned the housing boom of… Read More »

Subscription software is death by a thousand cuts

By | septiembre 28, 2017

Over the last decade, the software business has undergone a revolution. In the past, companies like Microsoft and Adobe would charge hundreds or thousands of dollars for their software. And every two or three years, the software would be updated and we’d fork out hundreds more to upgrade. Now, we pay a few dollars — perhaps the cost of… Read More »

Trump's $6.4 trillion tax plan is great news for Trump's bank balance

By | septiembre 28, 2017

The $US5 trillion ($US6.4 trillion) tax plan that the Trump administration outlined  is a potentially huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans. It would not directly benefit the bottom third of the population. As for the middle class, the benefits appear to be modest. The administration and its congressional allies are proposing to sharply reduce taxation of business income, primarily… Read More »

Beach to buy Origin oil and gas spin-off in 'transformational' $1.6b deal

By | septiembre 28, 2017

Oil and gas mid-cap Beach Energy will buy Origin Energy subsidiary Lattice Energy for $1.585 billion, setting it up as a major supplier of gas to the east coast markets. The acquisition of the oil and gas producer and explorer rapidly expands Beach’s capabilities, increasing its reserves by around 200 per cent, and its guidance by approximately 150 per cent,… Read More »

Hands on Humax H3 Espresso streaming player

By | septiembre 28, 2017

Flinging live and recorded television around your home, Humax’s tiny H3 breaks the lounge room shackles. Australian free-to-air television can be painful to watch, but a decent Personal Video Recorder can turn broadcast television into your own personal Netflix – automatically recording your favourite shows each week so they’re ready to watch when you flop down on the… Read More »

Belle Gibson fined $410,000 after misleading people with claims she cured cancer

By | septiembre 28, 2017

Wellness fraud Belle Gibson has been ordered to pay $410,000 after she was found to have misled vulnerable Australians with claims that she cured cancer. Justice Debbie Mortimer handed down the judgment in the Federal Court on Thursday over five contraventions of Australian consumer law. Ms Gibson was not in the courtroom.  Belle Gibson.  Consumer Affairs Victoria launched… Read More »

Why we're doing stuff, not buying stuff

By | septiembre 28, 2017

Pascoe’s Law of Stuff states that stuff expands to fill available space. Live in a small unit, it will be full. Live in a big house for a while, it also will be full. The corollary is that less space means less stuff – as anyone who’s downsized knows only too painfully. And what follows from that is,… Read More »

Markets Live: Trump tax to fuel ASX

By | septiembre 27, 2017

Wall Street’s main indexes gained overnight on a burst of optimism fuelled by hints that President Donald Trump may finally be making headway on long-promised tax cuts. On Wall St, the Dow rose 0.3 per cent, the S&P 500 rose 0.4 per cent and the Nasdaq climbed 1.2 per cent. Nike fell more than 3 per cent after posting… Read More »

Apple opens up on privacy amid Face ID concerns

By | septiembre 27, 2017

Apple has released more details about the iPhone X’s Face ID feature, publishing a new privacy site which addresses some of the concerns that people have had since the face-scanning feature was announced. When Apple unveiled the feature, which can unlock phones and be used for payments, it spurred not only a thousand alarming think pieces, but also a letter from… Read More »

8@eight: ASX to follow Wall Street higher

By | septiembre 27, 2017

Monetary policy is the prevailing theme for the FX market this week, and the US dollar continues to pull ahead. The DXY Dollar Index marked its first three-day advance through Wednesday’s close since July 4th. Meanwhile, those currencies that had done the most to muscle the Greenback down through previous weeks and months were the ones to lose… Read More »