News: Money

'Wormholes' are coming to Australian offices

Wednesday  03:21,   22 february 2017
Business Insider Australia

The evolution of the cool office, or the race to create the dream work environment, is about to get a tech makeover in Australia this year.  The evolution of the cool office, or the race to create the dream work environment, is about to[...]

WhatsApp Changes Everything With Its New 'Status' Feature

Wednesday  01:36,   22 february 2017

Could this be how WhatsApp finally starts showing something like ads to its[...]

Who Are the Richest of the Rich?

Wednesday  01:36,   22 february 2017
The New York Times

There are 2,473 billionaires in the world by a new count, and how they got their money and what they plan to do with it are matters of global[...]

Woolworths bounces back to profit after Masters disaster

Wednesday  01:36,   22 february 2017
ABC News

<p>Woolworths has bounced back from a massive loss, driven by its failed Masters hardware experiment, to post a $725 million first-half profit.</p>The retailing giant last year posted an interim loss of $973 million, largely due to a share of[...]

Unpaid overtime rampant in Australian workplaces, experts say

Wednesday  00:55,   22 february 2017
ABC News

If you get to work early, stay back late, or put in extra hours at home you are not alone, with a recent survey revealing Australians are doing more than five hours of unpaid work every week.The news ATO employees lashed out over a request they work [...]

SA Coca Cola workers to meet in Adelaide

Wednesday  00:55,   22 february 2017

The South Australian workers of Coca Cola Amatil have been called to a meeting as the company prepares to release its annual results.The meeting on Wednesday comes as the company prepares to release its annual results for[...]

Barnett says he would accept 70c GST floor

Tuesday  23:27,   21 february 2017

WA Premier Colin Barnett says he'd accept a GST floor of 70 cents in the dollar and urges the federal government to pick a figure.Malcolm Turnbull told the Liberal state conference in August a floor would be set below which no state or[...]

Credit card panic starts at $4,113

Tuesday  22:21,   21 february 2017

Australians start worrying about their credit card debt when they are $4113 in the red, according to a survey.A poll of more than 2000 people has found that the panic only sets in when they rack up $4113 in[...]

Half of Russia Still in Crisis Prepares for Worse to Come

Tuesday  17:21,   21 february 2017

The half of Russia’s economy that hasn’t got wind of a recovery is already hunkering down for the crisis to come. define("homepageFinanceIndices", ["c.deferred"], function () { var quotesInArticleFormCode = "PRMQAP"; var[...]

Verizon Agrees to $350 Million Price Cut for Yahoo

Tuesday  16:21,   21 february 2017

Verizon Communications Inc. will acquire Yahoo! Inc.’s Internet properties at a $350 million discount after revelations of security breaches at the web company. The acquisition, now valued at $4.48 billion in cash, is expected to close in the second [...]

BHP Billiton boosts interim dividend as iron ore prices soar

Tuesday  15:40,   21 february 2017

Mining giant BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) rewarded shareholders with a bigger than expected dividend on Tuesday, signalling its growing confidence amid a resurgence in commodity prices. The world's biggest miner reported a near eight-fold rise in[...]


Tuesday  13:26,   21 february 2017
Business Insider Australia

Australian stocks fell for a third consecutive session, dragged lower by weakness in utilities and healthcare stocks. Today’s scoreboard. ASX 200 5791.00 , -4.09 , -0.07% All Ordinaries 5835.40 , -5.13 , -0.09% AUD/USD 0.7667 , -0.0019 , -0.25%The[...]

Toy retailer fined $4000 for failing to supply goods to customers

Tuesday  13:21,   21 february 2017
Smart Company

The former operator of an online toy business has been fined $4,000 after a Queensland court ruled he failed to supply goods after accepting payment.&nbsp;Christopher Miles, the operator of online retailer Toy Palace, pleaded guilty to seven[...]

Is this the world's most expensive bottle of water?

Tuesday  13:21,   21 february 2017
AOL Money UK

How much would you pay for a bottle of water? A pound or two? Not if you're a Harrods customer.&nbsp;How much would you pay for a bottle of water? A pound or two? Not if you're a Harrods[...]

Commonwealth Bank 'ripped off' 7,000 employees' super entitlements, union claims

Tuesday  13:15,   21 february 2017
ABC News

<p>The Commonwealth Bank has been accused of refusing to pay the full employer superannuation entitlement to more than 7,000 part-time workers.</p>The Finance Sector Union (FSU) claims some of the bank's lowest-paid workers have been "ripped[...]