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  • Scoreboard: Europe euphoria | Business Spectator
    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 Scoreboard Europe euphoria Craig James 8 Jan 7 39 AM Markets European shares rallied to their highest point in over five years while the US trade deficit shrunk on better than expected exports You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password In US economic news the US trade deficit narrowed by 12 9 per cent to US34 3 billion the smallest deficit in four years Exports lifted by 0 9 per cent to a record high US194 9 billion largely driven by a record lift in petroleum exports Imports fell by 1 4 per cent An Obama backed bill to renew jobless benefits for 1 3 million Americans narrowly cleared the US Senate for consideration The Senate may vote later this week on whether to approve the bill and send it to the Republican led House of Representatives If passed the bill would extend the recently ended unemployment benefits for 3 months at the cost of US6 billion Unless the bill is renewed a further 2 million Americans are expected to lose their benefits in the first six months of 2014 European shares rallied on Tuesday to five and a half year highs as investors bet on an ongoing economic recovery in southern Europe Spain s IBEX rose by 2 9 per cent supported by the Spanish banking sector The FTSEurofirst 300 index rose by 0 9 per cent with the UK FTSE up by 0 4 per cent and the German Dax rose by 0 8 per cent Mining shares were mostly weaker with BHP Billiton shares flat in London trade while Rio Tinto fell by 1 6 per cent US share markets rallied on Tuesday following the upbeat trade data All 10 S P500 sectors were higher led by the healthcare index up 1 2p per cent following broker upgrades JP Morgan fell by 1 3 per cent after confirming it would pay more than 2 billion in penalties to settle charges of suspicious activity involving the Madoff Ponzi scheme With just over an

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  • Scoreboard: Slowing services | 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 Scoreboard Slowing services Craig James 7 Jan 7 33 AM Economy Global News Markets Weaker than expected US services data and a slowdown in forward orders sent the US dollar lower and gave the Aussie a boost You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password In US economic news the ISM non manufacturing index slipped from 53 9 to 53 0 in December the slowest expansion in six months The business activity index was relatively robust at 55 2 The biggest decline occurred in the forward orders index which fell 7 points to 49 4 the first signs of a contraction since July 2009 US factory orders lifted by 1 8 per cent in November in line with estimates Excluding transportation factory orders rose by 0 6 per cent European shares were mixed on Monday as weaker global services data was partly offset by news that Spain s services sector grew at its fastest pace in over six years Spain s IBEX rose by 0 9 per cent supported by the Spanish banking sector The FTSEurofirst 300 index fell by 0 2 per cent with the UK FTSE flat and the German Dax down 0 1 per cent Mining shares were weaker with BHP Billiton shares down by 1 6 per cent in London trade while Rio Tinto fell by 3 1 per cent US share markets ended a volatile session mostly flat on Monday The tech sector recorded the biggest losses after broker downgrades for Twitter down 5 4 per cent and EBay down 3 per cent Ford shares rose 0 7 per cent after it said it had boosted sales in China by nearly 50 per cent last year edging past Toyota and Honda With less than an hour of trade left the Dow Jones was down by 2 points while the S P 500 was down 0 1 per cent and the Nasdaq fell by 10 points or 0 2 per cent US treasury prices rose on Monday yields lower after the weaker than expected US services sector

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  • Jim Vrondas | Business Spectator
    for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible 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 Jim Vrondas Will the RBA get its way on the Aussie in 2014 After months of prodding financial markets have finally started to take heed of the central bank s warnings on the unreasonably high currency by Jim Vrondas 6 32am January 06 39 comments Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Harnessing the power of the one man brand Ken Phillips 10 Jan 1

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  • Markets | Business Spectator
    revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible 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 Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 Market Latest 6 16 am Aust dollar hits US90c 11 11 pm Aust stocks set for flat start 10 53 pm NZ dollar to pass Aussie HSBC 5 10 am Wall Street mixed after jobs data 10 58 pm Asian stocks end mixed 10 37 pm European stocks close higher 5 26 pm Aust dollar lifts in late trade 4 17 pm Aust stocks close lower 1 58 pm Aust dollar edges higher at noon 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 Bursting Bitcoin s bubble Many have welcomed Bitcoin as a return to the gold standard In truth it is an unwelcome return to Dutch tulip mania by Callam Pickering

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  • Markets | Business Spectator
    Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible 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 Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 Market Latest 6 16 am Aust dollar hits US90c 11 11 pm Aust stocks set for flat start 10 53 pm NZ dollar to pass Aussie HSBC 5 10 am Wall Street mixed after jobs data 10 58 pm Asian stocks end mixed 10 37 pm European stocks close higher 5 26 pm Aust dollar lifts in late trade 4 17 pm Aust stocks close lower 1 58 pm Aust dollar edges higher at noon Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence by Stocks In Value 12 30pm January 10 2 comments Complacency is no super strategy Choosing which asset is best for your portfolio is more crucial than ever as quantitative easing has made bubbles out of all markets Grab the chance to change your strategy now while real

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  • ASX | Business Spectator
    failing to do whatever it takes The European Central Bank is too focussed on the long term outlook when eurozone countries need desperate and immediate relief Failing to cut rates last night will lead to further disinflation and slower growth Markets ASX ASX Indices Major ASX stocks Markets Spectator Currency ETFs Latest stories Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Scoreboard French dip France s head of public audit said the country s debt had reached a danger zone adding to a generally weak day for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible 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

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  • All ASX indices | Business Spectator
    last night will lead to further disinflation and slower growth Markets ASX ASX Indices Major ASX stocks Markets Spectator Currency ETFs Latest stories Value Investor QBE is still at a premium There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Scoreboard French dip France s head of public audit said the country s debt had reached a danger zone adding to a generally weak day for European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream

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  • Aust dollar lifts in early trade | Business Spectator
    it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible 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 Aust dollar lifts in early trade 10 Jan 7 42 AM Markets Currency Australian Dollar Local currency edges higher remains in tight range ahead of US jobs data You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP The Australian dollar is a little bit higher trading in a tight range ahead of the release of US employment figures early on Saturday morning Australian time At 0700 AEDT the local unit was trading at 88 88 US cents up from 88 69 cents on Thursday BK Asset Management managing director Kathy Lien said most major currencies aren t having much of a reaction to any economic data ahead of the US jobs numbers We did have those good Australian retail figures on Thursday but they didn t give too much support for the currency she said from New York I think overall the

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