News: Money

'Up in the air': Fuel crisis cause still a mystery

Friday  07:10,   22 september 2017
Radio New Zealand

The Energy and Resources Minister says she's been told by officials there has been no swamp kauri digging at the site of the pipeline rupture since 2011.Thousands of passengers have been affected by a jet fuel shortage over the past week, after[...]

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will end untraceable political ads

Friday  07:10,   22 september 2017
The Verge

In an announcement on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg said the company would make changes to ensure political ads on its platform are more transparent. Zuckerberg said it was “maybe the most important step we’re taking”Calling it “maybe the most[...]

‘Santa’ baffled by Big W’s Christmas crackdown

Friday  05:10,   22 september 2017
MSN

Big W's general manager Teresa Rendo has denied the absence of the word "Christmas" from their stores' artificial tree packaging is "politically correct", as outrage continues over the controversial decision. Ms Rendo[...]

Why Coke is endorsing a fake sports star

Friday  05:10,   22 september 2017
Business Insider Australia

It's not necessarily big news when an athlete lands a big endorsement deal, like LeBron James signing on with Nike, or Tom Brady shilling for Ashton Martin. But Coke inking a big deal with soccer star Alex Hunter may raise eyebrows in the ad[...]

Bill Gates denounces CTRL+ALT+DEL, pins blame on IBM

Friday  04:26,   22 september 2017
Alphr

Hate having to press three buttons instead of one in Windows? So does Bill GatesBut Bill Gates never wanted it to be that way. He envisioned a world where only one button press was needed to suspend a Windows operation, and he’s sorry the world has[...]

Interest rates rise may spark ‘debt bomb’ for Aussies

Friday  03:35,   22 september 2017
MSN

Australians may well be facing a debt bomb if interest rates start to rise next year as predicted. Economists fear that record low rates and soaring house prices, especially in Sydney in Melbourne, have enticed us into taking on more debt than ever[...]

New Zealand Election Surprise May Shake Australia's Stock Market

Friday  03:35,   22 september 2017
Bloomberg

Investors Down Under should keep a close eye on Saturday’s election in New Zealand, a race that has already captivated currency markets. That’s the view from Morgan Stanley. “Australian investors don’t typically gaze across the ditch for risk events [...]

Crown CEO in line for $9.2m exit payment

Friday  03:21,   22 september 2017
MSN

Former Crown Resorts chief executive Rowen Craigie could receive around $9.2 million in termination benefits after 10 years in charge of the casinos operator.Mr Craigie stepped down in February after a decade in charge of James Packer's casino[...]

A leading economist thinks Sydney and Melbourne property could be 25-30% overvalued

Friday  02:16,   22 september 2017
Business Insider Australia

Sydney and Melbourne housing markets look to be 25-30% above their fair value, based on a historical comparison of house prices to earnings.By the same measure, research from Capital Economics shows that prices in Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide and[...]

AUSTRALIAN STOCKS SLIDE: Here's what you need to know

Friday  01:25,   22 september 2017
Business Insider Australia

<p>Australian stocks closed lower.</p>Today’s scoreboard: [...]

Global investment scam robbing Australians of millions each year as Government urged to act

Friday  01:20,   22 september 2017
MSN

The Federal Government is being urged to ban a highly speculative investment scheme that has been hijacked by international fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from Australians. So-called "binary options trading" allows investors to speculate on [...]

Reserve Bank governor optimistic, despite slow wage growth, growing debt and rising rates

Friday  00:51,   22 september 2017
MSN

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe is optimistic Australia's economy is on the path to a new post-mining growth phase.Speaking in Perth about "the next chapter" in Australia's economic development, Dr Lowe said the mining investment downturn was[...]

Review | The new Apple TV 4K finally catches up to its competitors

Thursday  18:51,   21 september 2017
The Washington Post

As you might expect, the tech giant's version has its own particular flair.But, because it's Apple, this 4K version has its own particular flair. The company provided me with a review unit to test before it hits store shelves[...]

Bill Gates denounces CTRL+ALT+DEL, pins blame on IBM

Thursday  18:42,   21 september 2017
Alphr

Hate having to press three buttons instead of one in Windows? So does Bill GatesBut Bill Gates never wanted it to be that way. He envisioned a world where only one button press was needed to suspend a Windows operation, and he’s sorry the world has[...]

Mars May Have a Porous Crust, Gravity Map Suggests

Thursday  18:04,   21 september 2017
MSN

NASA scientists are one step closer to understanding the evolution of Mars.&nbsp;&nbsp;New evidence shows that the Red Planet's outer crust, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) thick, is porous and not as dense as previously[...]