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  • Aust stocks set for flat start
    report said the world s biggest economy added just 74 000 jobs in December well below the 197 000 expected by analysts Treasury yields fell suggesting the market thought the jobs report meant the US Federal Reserve will avoid aggressively scaling back its stimulus measures Locally in economic news on Monday the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases November housing finance data and overseas arrivals and departures figures for the three months to November The ANZ job advertisements series for December is due to be released No major equities news is expected In Australia the market on Friday closed lower as investors ahead of the US jobs figures worried the US Federal Reserve may accelerate its tapering program The benchmark S P ASX200 index was was down 12 points or 0 23 per cent at 5 312 4 The broader All Ordinaries index was down 11 2 points or 0 21 per cent at 5 316 3 Quick Summary Soft jobs report in the US on Friday offers weak lead for local market Associated image Media Categories Markets 1 ASX 2 Primary category Markets 1 ASX 2 Keywords ASX 3 Australian share market 4 Status Published Content Channel Business Spectator 5

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  • Aust stocks open flat | Business Spectator
    ahead Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis 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 stocks open flat 10 Jan 10 30 AM Markets ASX Local market begins little changed following weak US EU sessions 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 stock market opened little changed after United States and European markets lost ground overnight At the 1015 AEST official market open the benchmark S P ASX200 index lost 0 12 per cent to 5 317 8 points while the broader All Ordinaries index declined 0 12 per cent to 5 320 9 points CMC Markets chief market analyst Ric Spooner said activity on the local market was subdued as traders take a wait and see approach ahead of the release of Chinese trade numbers today and US non farm payrolls data tonight Mr Spooner said the market was waiting for good news to justify current prices as well as further gains Valuations are pretty full and that s just keeping people a little cautious he said The mood of the market is one where people are looking for more evidence before they take things higher he said Materials were mostly weaker in early trade BHP Billiton declined 1 33 per cent to 36 48 while rival Rio Tinto lost 1 53 per cent to 64 30 Fortescue Metals retreated 2 24 per cent to 5 24 while Newcrest gained 0 48 per cent to 8 45 Whitehaven Coal increased 0 66 per cent to 1 8975 while Santos declined 0 41 per cent to 14 44 Oil Search increased 0 61 per cent to 8 20 and Woodside Petroleum shed 0 13 per cent to 37 95 Financials were mostly stronger with the big four all pushing into the black ANZ rose 0 51 per cent to 31 75 while Commonwealth Bank gained 0 26 per cent to 78 18 National Australia Bank gained 0 09 per cent to 34 48 while Westpac inclined 0 25 per cent to 32 02 Investment bank Macquarie Group lost 0 55 per

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  • Aust stocks set to open lower | Business Spectator
    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 REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals 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 Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Solar s grim 2014 five headwinds await Power price stabilisation a falling dollar and million roof rebate doubts are among reasons Australian solar may struggle in the year ahead Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis 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 stocks set to open lower 10 Jan 7 33 AM Markets ASX Local market expected to begin weaker following soft US EU leads 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 stock market looks set to open lower after United States and European markets lost ground overnight At 0715 AEDT the March share price index futures contract was down six points at 5 287 US and European stocks were weaker as investors played it safe ahead of the release of US employment figures on early on Saturday morning Australian time Investor also had a negative reaction to the European Central Bank

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  • Aust stocks set for flat start | Business Spectator
    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 REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals 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 Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Solar s grim 2014 five headwinds await Power price stabilisation a falling dollar and million roof rebate doubts are among reasons Australian solar may struggle in the year ahead Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis 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 stocks set for flat start 4 hours ago Markets ASX Soft jobs report in the US on Friday offers weak lead for local market 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 market looks set to open flat after Wall Street closed mostly higher following a surprisingly weak United States jobs report At 0645 AEDT the March share price index futures contract was down four points at 5 286 The monthly US Labor Department report said the world s biggest economy added just 74 000 jobs in December well below the 197 000 expected by analysts Treasury yields fell suggesting the market thought the jobs report meant the US Federal Reserve will avoid aggressively scaling back its

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  • ACMA hits Telstra with record fine
    for connecting a service repairing a fault or service difficulty and for attending appointments with customers There are nine benchmarks Telstra failed to meet two of the nine new connections in urban areas 88 6 per cent performance against a 90 per cent benchmark and new connections in remote areas 89 0 per cent performance against a 90 per cent benchmark The infringement notice has been issued with respect to the first benchmark with a formal warning issued with respect to the second the ACMA said In deciding to issue the infringement notice and the formal warnings the ACMA took into account Telstra s positive and early responses and its open engagement with the ACMA The ACMA also took into account that 2012 13 was marked by extreme weather events which affected Telstra s fixed line network particularly in remote areas The ACMA also issued a formal warning to Telstra for breaches of several regulatory requirements related to the consultation process undertaken on eight payphone removals The fine is the largest ever issued by the regulator At 1615 AEDT Telstra shares were flat at 5 26 against a benchmark index fall of 0 23 per cent Quick Summary Telco fined

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  • ACMA hits Telstra with record fine | Business Spectator
    0 per cent performance against a 90 per cent benchmark The infringement notice has been issued with respect to the first benchmark with a formal warning issued with respect to the second the ACMA said In deciding to issue the infringement notice and the formal warnings the ACMA took into account Telstra s positive and early responses and its open engagement with the ACMA The ACMA also took into account that 2012 13 was marked by extreme weather events which affected Telstra s fixed line network particularly in remote areas The ACMA also issued a formal warning to Telstra for breaches of several regulatory requirements related to the consultation process undertaken on eight payphone removals The fine is the largest ever issued by the regulator At 1615 AEDT Telstra shares were flat at 5 26 against a benchmark index fall of 0 23 per cent Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Telstra confirms sale of Sensis stake 13 Jan Telstra may sell Sensis for 3bn 08 Jan Telstra to sit on cash report 05 Jan HTC swings to rare profit 20 Dec ACCC directs Telstra to amend migration plan More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Luke Fennell Fri 2014 01 10 15 11 Who came up with the idea that this is a record Wrong by a factor of thirty I am afraid http www theaustralian com au australian it old m fine for sms scammers story e6frgamo 1225790579180 John Marks Fri 2014 01 10 16 28 Well so much for any prospect of Telstra taking over the NBN roll out What sort of fine will the ACMA now levy against the NBN 100 s of millions Colin O Brien Fri 2014 01 10 16 56 It s time ACMA took action against TV channels starting outside their published times as that wastes thousands of hours of aggregated consumers time Hoe Khaw Fri 2014 01 10 16 58 My neighbour was building a new house At my neighbour s request Telstra came to install telephone cables In the process Telstra cut my Telephone lines My internet went off and I looked out and saw the Telstra technicians at the telstra pit My phone was dead as well By the time I went out the technicians were gone The technicians wrapped electrician s tape on the cut line Telstra denied that they were nowhere near the Telstra pit as there were no job scheduled It took months before they put it right and they dug holes on my the line The technicians did not fill up the holes because they said another crew was coming to put in a new line as the fix was just temporary Noone turned up for months and ringing them was just a sheer waste of time Telstra was upset that I post a

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  • Murray Goulburn mulls $10 WCB bid: report
    of 9 50 is conditional upon it obtaining more than 50 per cent of Warrnambool shares Murray Goulburn has a 17 7 per cent stake in Warrnambool The AFR said that if Murray Goulburn does go to 10 its offer will be worth 560 million a far above from Bega s initial WCB bid of 319 million But it is possible Murray Goulburn may hold fire deciding a 10 bid is too expensive In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange on Friday Warrnambool said Saputo had increased its stake to 21 392 per cent from 20 141 per cent On Thursday Saputo was revealed to have lifted its holding in Warrnambool to 20 141 per cent from 17 923 per cent In a subsequent statement Saputo confirmed earlier DataRoom reports 1 that it would extend its 9 a share or 504 million takeover offer for Warrnambool Saputo said it had extended the offer period to close at 1900 AEDT on January 22 Momentum has been building in the rate of acceptances over recent days and we believe that many of the remaining shareholders were waiting until the offer was last and final so they should accept now Saputo chief executive officer Lino Saputo Jr said If shareholders want to be paid their cash and paid quickly they must accept our offer and make sure we receive their acceptance before the offer expires DataRoom reports the Canadian group risked incurring the wrath of the Takeovers Panel a second time by waiting to extend its offer until the last minute Saputo s offer is final Bega Cheese which initiated the takeover battle for Warrnambool but pulled out of the contest when its bid lapsed on December 20 holds 18 8 per cent of Warrnambool Japanese controlled food and beverages company Lion

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  • Saputo pushes for Bega’s Warrnambool stake
    said in a statement Investment bankers involved in the Warrnambool deal expect Saputo will soon disclose it holds about a quarter of Warrnambool s shares In the next week Saputo s investment bankers at Rothschild and Rabobank will try to persuade Bega to sell its 18 8 per cent stake in Warrnambool We ve been talking to a number of parties interested in our Warrnambool holding and Saputo is one of those Bega chairman Barry Irvin told DataRoom But I m not getting carried away with the non Saputo approaches If Saputo does secure Bega s stake hedge funds that hold between 10 and 15 per cent of Warrnambool may sell their shares to Saputo The funds may decide Saputo would have de facto control over Warrnambool if Saputo s stake tops 40 per cent The hedge funds shares would push Saputo s Warrnambool stake above 50 per cent If that happens Murray Goulburn Co operative Ltd could also offload its 17 7 per cent shareholding to Saputo because the co op s 9 50 a share Warrnambool takeover offer is dependent on it getting a majority stake Warrnambool s other major shareholder is Kirin Holdings Ltd with a 9 99 per cent stake Kirin s unit Lion has no intention to sell it at present as it views it as a strategic holding Warrnambool s factory produces most of Kirin s cheese consumed in Australia Greenhill Co is advising Kirin Kidder Williams Ltd is Bega s investment banker while Lazard Ltd is advising Murray Goulburn Author Brett Cole 1 Quick Summary The Canadian dairy company is lobbying Bega in an effort to win its 19 per cent stake in Warrnambool Associated image Media Categories DataRoom 2 Mergers Acquisitions 3 Industries 4 Agribusiness 5 Primary category DataRoom 2 Mergers Acquisitions

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