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  • Global Financial Crisis | Business Spectator
    as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Global Financial Crisis Investment banks reformed Rankin Deutsche Bank s corporate banking head says sector has turned corner report 6 58am January 07 1 comment A Sterling threat to the UK recovery The UK s unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since 2009 giving the Bank of England scope to consider raising interest rates next year But the strengthening currency is cause for concern by Callam Pickering 1 38pm December 19 12 comments BoE governor spots global recovery Mark Carney sees global growth acceleration ahead in 2014 5 00am December 10 Growth in advanced economies stalling OECD Eurozone economic recovery slows as growth outlook appears mixed 12 12am November 19 Crisis response lessons left unlearned Policy makers failed to learn from the Asian crisis when responding to the European and American financial dramas throwing future crisis responses into doubt by Stephen Grenville 7 31am November 05 1 comment Chinese central bank official urges US to resolve budget impasse Global economy cannot handle heightened level of risk deputy governor 5 50am October 11 1 comment Buffett reaps US10bn from GFC Berkshire Hathaway banks rewards from lending to blue chip companies in crisis 9 19am October 08 IMF warns on US debt ceiling Failure to raise debt ceiling could wreak havoc on global economy IMF 1 37am October 04 1 comment A case for economic optimism amid the pundits gloom Economic pessimists are agonising over the world s longer term growth prospects but repairing balance sheets policy mistakes and political ineptitude is not an impossible task by Stephen Grenville 6 25am October 01 8 comments Britain ordered to cap bank bonuses EU orders Britain to abide by caps while it fights the new law in court 1 55am September 27 Lehman s ghost haunts banks from beyond the grave In the five years since Lehman Brothers collapsed the big banks have become bigger the rich have become richer and the system remains ever dependent on investors faith in central banks The world of finance is still a complex dangerous mess by Gillian Tett FT 4 06pm September 13 3 comments G20 warns on global growth World leaders warn recovery remains weak emerging markets fragile 2 55am September 07 Economic risks remain OECD Global economy on the mend but still a long way from a sustainable recovery 1 16am September 04 UBS pays off GFC rescue loan UBS free to repurchase once toxic assets after repaying SNB loan 10 45pm August 16 Developed

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  • US Economy | Business Spectator
    per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu US Economy Obama picks Fed vice chair US President chooses former Bank of Israel boss as deputy to Janet Yellen 10 49pm January 12 1 comment US jobs growth slows sharply Labor Department data misses expectations potentially complicating Fed s tapering plan 12 37am January 11 5 comments Fed s Yellen expects 3 growth Incoming Federal Reserve chief admits recovery frustratingly slow report 12 52am January 10 1 comment US jobless claims dip Further signs of improved labour market with claims lower than forecasts 12 49am January 10 Tinker taper the Fed s cautious path Many within the Fed believe its QE program is becoming less effective as time wears on But future bumps in the tapering process mean it s prudent for the Fed to keep its options open by Callam Pickering 9 35am January 09 8 comments ORIGINAL TEXT Fed minutes The following statement was released by the US Federal Reserve 6 33am January 09 Fed taper due to jobs growth minutes Minutes of board meeting suggest taper support not as strong as thought concerns on inflation rate 6 22am January 09 1 comment US private sector jobs jump Latest report shows December had strongest growth of year tops estimates 1 15am January 09 China doubled US investment in 2013 China s investment in the US doubled to 14bn despite rocky political ties 1 57pm January 08 Fed s loose policy justified Rosengren A top Fed official says weak inflation jobs growth justify continued stimulus 1 32am January 08 US trade gap narrows November deficit the smallest since October 2009 1 25am January 08 1 comment Cold snap hits US retail Retail sales slump in week post Christmas still clear last year s numbers 12 04am January 08 Janet Yellen confirmed as US Fed chair US Senate confirms Obama s nominee in 56 26 vote will assume role on Feb 1 10 39am January 07 2 comments The international economy in 2014 2014 will present brighter prospects for the US and UK although some fiscal adjustment is needed Volatile capital flows will trouble emerging economies and debt forgiveness will be needed for a European recovery by Stephen Grenville 7 42am January 07 20 comments US PMI dips in December December services sector activity was lowest for 2013 3 06am January 07 1 comment US factory orders at record high Highest monthly level since data series began in 1992 3 02am January 07 2

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  • Asian Economy | Business Spectator
    Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Asian Economy The international economy in 2014 2014 will present brighter prospects for the US and UK although some fiscal adjustment is needed Volatile capital flows will trouble emerging economies and debt forgiveness will be needed for a European recovery by Stephen Grenville 7 42am January 07 20 comments Japanese inflation at 5 year high Key indicator rises at fastest pace in 15yrs but influenced by rising fuel prices 1 10pm December 27 Japan drops deflation from report Economic report omits for first time in 4 years analysts say too soon to call end 3 17pm December 24 Japan approves 60bn stimulus Cabinet backing for program designed to create over 250 000 jobs 11 29pm December 12 Japan launches 60bn stimulus New package approved to keep Abenomics momentum going 11 44pm December 05 Aust South Korea ink FTA Deal with third largest export market is good news for exporters PM 2 15pm December 05 7 comments India figures lift economic optimism Improved current account number follows news of rising growth rate 2 01am December 04 Naysayers feel the Asiaphoria It s understandable Larry Summers is sceptical of Asian convergence But there s too much evidence to ignore pointing to the region s rapid growth by Stephen Grenville 8 14am November 20 1 comment Robb talks up Indian ties report Trade minister backs regional partnership Julie Bishop to visit within 2 weeks 7 59am November 12 India s credit rating at risk S P Ratings agency says India s credit rating could be downgraded to junk status 12 33am November 08 Ex BOJ head plays down deflation report Prof Shirakawa says Japan s labour participation productivity more important 12 00pm November 05 Crisis response lessons left unlearned Policy makers failed to learn from the Asian crisis when responding to the European and American financial dramas throwing future crisis responses into doubt by Stephen Grenville 7 31am November 05 1 comment Indonesia swings to trade deficit Indonesia s trade balance unexpectedly moves back into deficit 12 02am November 02 Korea Aust near trade deal report South Korea Australia reportedly exceedingly close to agreement 5 10am November 01 3 comments Japan can counter China Abe Japanese PM says Tokyo will be Asian hub for nations fearful of China 6 10am October 26 Nippon exec criticises Woodside Woodside takes heat for criticism of Japanese govt s LNG policies 4 54am October 24 One year on Xi Jinping still has everyone guessing Xi Jinping s flirtation with the left may seem odd for someone who was a victim of

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  • China | Business Spectator
    proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan 3 59 PM Mining junior Rex Minerals among first to benefit from competition report China trade balance contracts 10 Jan 2 57 PM Official data shows surplus narrowed more than expected exports rise China worries hurt Aust iron ore miners 9 Jan 4 09 PM Shares in Rio Tinto BHP Billiton and Fortescue under pressure amid concerns about China slowdown Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 10 Jan 10 59 AM Swedish subsidiary of Chinese carmaker Geely see sales rise on strong China growth China s Fosun buys Portuguese insurer in privatisation 10 Jan 8 57 AM The Chinese conglomerate will acquire an 80 stake in the insurance arm of Portuguese state bank China misses 2013 inflation target 9 Jan 12 47 PM Official data shows 2013 inflation rate of 2 6 is well below 3 5 target China s new flirt with mega solar 9 Jan 11 31 AM Could an ambitious 1000 MW solar project in China s stark western region signify a resurgence for the global PV market or will it fail the financing step China misses 2013 inflation target 9 Jan 12 47 PM Official data shows 2013 inflation rate of 2 6 is well below 3 5 target China doubled US investment in 2013 8 Jan 1 57 PM China s investment in the US doubled to 14bn despite rocky political ties China allows more private banks 7 Jan 11 44 PM Bank regulator gives all clear for creation of as many as five private banks The Spectators Australia is not the key to China s resource prison Peter Cai 10 Jan 7 12 AM 11 CITIC Pacific executives played on China s fears of resource insecurity to justify the terrible performance of their Pilbara mine It s an argument that does more harm than good to both China and Australia China s shock and ore at the Australian way Peter Cai 9 Jan 7 18 AM 26 The massive cost blowouts for CITIC Pacific s mining project in WA will remind Chinese investors of the pitfalls of being ill prepared for Australia s luxurious work conditions environmental rules and native title demands Australia s brave new world for Chinese investors Peter Cai 8 Jan 6 33 AM 12 One of

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/economy/china (2014-01-12)
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  • Commodities | Business Spectator
    renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Commodities China s shock and ore at the Australian way The massive cost blowouts for CITIC Pacific s mining project in WA will remind Chinese investors of the pitfalls of being ill prepared for Australia s luxurious work conditions environmental rules and native title demands by Peter Cai 7 18am January 09 26 comments Gold set for biggest annual plunge in 30 yrs Precious metal falls for first time in 4 sessions tumbles 28 per cent over 2013 8 48am December 31 2 comments Cyclone set to boost iron ore price BHP Rio cease ship loading ahead of Tropical Cyclone Christine report 9 57am December 30 A QE flipside for gold s lost lustre With US Fed stimulus measures continuing for a while producers are unlikely to get respite from gold s price plunge soon unless QE inflated asset bubbles eventually burst by Stephen Bartholomeusz 1 21pm December 24 26 comments Coal mines could be mothballed Study finds shifting China demands may hurt coal mining sector 12 30am December 16 10 comments OPEC maintains oil output ceiling Thirty million barrels per day through 2014 organisation decides 2 02am December 05 Iran expects quick lift to oil exports Expect immediate reaction to lifting of sanctions oil minister says 3 40am December 04 RBA commodity price index lifts in November Export commodity prices still 1 9 down year on year 12 46am December 03 RBA commodity price index lifts in November Export commodity prices still 1 9 down year on year 12 46am December 03 RBA commodity price lifts in November Export commodity prices still 1 9 down year on year 12 46am December 03 Gold posts worst Nov in 35 years Prospect of reduced stimulus weighs on gold prices in November 6 25am November 30 Goldman s Aussie short game Goldman Sachs recommends cashing in on the weakening Aussie dollar which could be as low as 85 cents by late 2014 as a number one trade for the coming year by Daniel Palmer 7 23am November 27 25 comments Oil prices mixed amid Iran talks Traders focus on continued Iranian nuclear program negotiations 7 16am November 23 Oil prices rally on Iran talks Lack of deal to curb Iran s nuclear programme supports oil prices 4 58am November 22 Oil prices rise on fresh data US inventory data shows smaller stockpiles than expected 5 45am November 21 Iron ore miners see value spike Aust iron ore miners add 65bn in value so far this financial

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  • Interest Rates | Business Spectator
    of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Interest Rates Fed s Yellen expects 3 growth Incoming Federal Reserve chief admits recovery frustratingly slow report 12 52am January 10 1 comment ECB holds rates at 0 25 Mario Draghi hints at more stimulus if recovery continues to stutter 11 57pm January 09 BoE keeps rates steady UK central bank maintains stimulus despite signs of economic recovery 11 45pm January 09 ORIGINAL TEXT Fed minutes The following statement was released by the US Federal Reserve 6 33am January 09 Fed taper due to jobs growth minutes Minutes of board meeting suggest taper support not as strong as thought concerns on inflation rate 6 22am January 09 1 comment Fed s loose policy justified Rosengren A top Fed official says weak inflation jobs growth justify continued stimulus 1 32am January 08 Eurozone inflation dips again December inflation slips back to 0 8 per cent all eyes on ECB 11 39pm January 07 Homeowners lock in rates Data show borrowers keen on fixed rates as cash rate sits at record low 1 30am January 07 1 comment The great cash illusion While much has been made of cash hoarding by the biggest US companies debt levels are also at record highs Unleashing the cash pile may have dire consequences by Daniel Palmer 6 59am January 03 9 comments US Fed Reserve announces modest taper Central bank says economy has gathered enough momentum to handle 10bn reduction in stimulus rates left on hold 6 03am December 19 1 comment Australia s broken economic policy toolkit Traditional stimulus measures are failing to kick start the Australian economy Growth now hinges on the success of the Coalition s plan to cut red tape and boost small business by Robert Gottliebsen 7 06am December 17 56 comments ANZ leaves rates on hold Lender leaves standard variable home loan rate unchanged in December 2 30pm December 13 More than high dollar to blame for Holden exit Stevens RBA governor maintains currency too high says US85c a more natural level 8 26am December 13 15 comments Eurozone rates decoupled ECB Central bank says decoupling from US allows time to decide next move 1 30am December 11 BoE ECB leave rates on hold European British central bank decisions in line with expectations 11 53pm December 05 RBA caution to cushion a Fed fallout Forecasting is patchy at the best of times but with the massive ramifications of an impending taper the Reserve Bank has little choice but to wait for the Fed to make up its mind by

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  • Tax | Business Spectator
    cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Tax Australia risks missing tech boom Start ups enticed by incentives moving operations overseas report 2 34pm January 08 3 comments KPMG chair urges govt on costs Andrew says govt must address high taxes costs to encourage investment 3 48pm January 03 5 comments WA to block online GST plan Buswell urges fairer distribution of tax will oppose plan to lower threshold 12 29pm January 03 1 comment Govt scraps small business tax breaks Instant asset write off reduced from 6 5k to 1k with MRRT repeal 1 45pm December 31 11 comments Sinodinos eyes super tax shake up Asst Treasurer wants super flexibility tax review to begin late 2014 report 9 31am December 27 5 comments End of the road for good money after bad The government was right not to bow to pressure to throw even more taxpayer funds at General Motors and instead direct the 100 million manufacturing industry package toward generating new and competitive activity by Stephen Bartholomeusz 5 54pm December 19 48 comments ATO chases cash cheats Small businesses operating in cash economy becoming more visible report 7 01am December 17 Tax reform top priority survey Private survey finds broadening of GST productivity top wish list for govt 11 29am December 16 3 comments Income tax has to go up The Coalition has made little headway in cleaning up Labor s structural deficit and nipping and tucking the budget won t offset election spending commitments by Alan Kohler 8 14am December 16 218 comments Govt must consider tolls BCA Business group says unpopular policies needed to close productivity gap 3 38am November 29 3 comments Treasurers eye online GST changes State treasurers report broad consensus after talks on lowering GST free threshold 1 18pm November 27 10 comments ATO asks for Rinehart documents Tax Office requests access to court documents in case over 5bn family trust 12 53pm November 27 Let s get negative about negative gearing Negative gearing should be on the Coalition s long term chopping block Easing out the costly housing distortion could save 5 billion in structural deficit and maybe if properly explained win back a vote or two by Rob Burgess 8 13am November 26 126 comments Online GST threshold clash looms Federal coalition Labor neutral on issue as states urge reforms 4 54am November 26 1 comment Oppn won t back GST changes Albanese says Labor won t support an extension of the GST Shorten

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  • Productivity | Business Spectator
    2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Productivity Govt asset sales needed Sims ACCC boss says competition review to be broader than most expect report 12 28am January 06 32 comments KPMG chair urges govt on costs Andrew says govt must address high taxes costs to encourage investment 3 48pm January 03 5 comments Slower growth could be the new normal Australia s growth prospects look set to turn worse in 2014 and with an ageing population deep budget cuts and a decline in mining investment it may be quite a while before it gets better by Callam Pickering 2 06am December 24 32 comments Productivity is biggest challenge NSW O Farrell focused on infrastructure jobs as premiers arrive at COAG meeting 9 47am December 13 1 comment Abbott is manufacturing a jobs disaster Productivity in the digital age is destroying many manufacturing jobs including in the auto industry Governments must have a plan to mitigate the rising fallout by Michael Gawenda 6 59am December 11 72 comments Govt must consider tolls BCA Business group says unpopular policies needed to close productivity gap 3 38am November 29 3 comments Aust competitiveness lags Shell Shell exec warns it sees no sign of easing construction cost pressures 4 55am November 28 3 comments Regulations come under fire Transfield chair says Aust regulators too often seek to replicate US EU 4 03am November 28 Low productivity worries firms poll Australian firms feel they lack sufficient ability to address falling productivity 3 34am November 27 9 comments RBA s Lowe urges tolls for infrastructure Tolls would help finance infrastructure boost productivity reduce cost of housing and improve living standards Lowe says 9 40am November 26 2 comments Govt downplays pension talk Hockey dismisses Productivity Commission call to lift pension age 1 44am November 23 8 comments Ageing seniors risk budget crisis Productivity Commission calls for pension age home equity reforms 12 30am November 22 45 comments Aust needs depreciation Garnaut Prominent economist calls business leaders expectations completely unrealistic 7 13am November 19 18 comments Arrow LNG project put on notice Shell PetroChina order Arrow managers to reign in project costs 6 35am November 15 Directors want litigation clampdown Business calls for tougher controls on litigation funders encouraging class actions 5 27am November 12 3 comments CFMEU faces watchdog probe Building watchdog to probe intimidation claims at Lend Lease sites 4 47am November 07 2 comments Govt to reform Fair Work regime Coalition

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