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HIA – New Home Lending Signals Recovery Potential

The level of new home lending remained very healthy in July 2009 said the Housing Industry Association, Australia’s largest building industry organisation. HIA Chief Economist, Dr Harley Dale, said that the number of loans for construction eased slightly in July after eight straight months of growth. “Construction lending increased by 15 per cent over the […]

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Solid recovery after recession-battering for NZ wines in export market, says Marlborough leader

New Zealand has begun to see a solid recovery in export markets as the northern hemisphere summer comes to a close and the Christmas period comes into focus, according to a leading New Zealand wine expert Blair Gibbs. Wine companies were cautiously optimistic for another good growing season. “Predictions of further yield reductions through grape […]

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Address to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce – Mike Smith CEO ANZ

Beyond the global economic crisis – Australia’s opportunity in Asia. Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer, ANZ ______________________________________________ Many thanks James. Good afternoon and thank you for the warm welcome. Let me also thank the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce for giving me the opportunity to talk to you today. Viewed 61188 times by 4305 viewers

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RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3.0 per cent.

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3.0 per cent. With considerable economic policy stimulus in train around the world, the global economy is resuming growth. Growth in China has been very strong, which is having a significant impact on other economies in the region and on commodity […]

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Wayne Swan – Economic stimuls: 11 local schools to share $25 million

Lilley MP Wayne Swan today (28/8/09) said 11 local primary schools would share in $25 million for major new infrastructure projects under Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) Round Three. Mr Swan said the Rudd Government was undertaking the largest school modernisation program in Australia’s history to support local jobs. “This investment in our […]

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ANZ Trading Update

In a shareholder update covering 10 months of trading*1, ANZ today reported a solid underlying business performance despite ongoing challenges associated with the global economic environment. Key Points • Unaudited Underlying Profit after tax is tracking slightly above comparable period in 2008, although lower on an Earnings per Share basis due to additional shares issued […]

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Greek Glamour the key to happiness

Sometimes life can be hard. Things happen that do not necessarily suit us. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that feel unbearable and do not know how we will make it through to the other side. And sometimes we feel as though the whole world is against us. The past eighteen months have been a […]

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Finance to Fashion…. Flexibility = Success

In 2008 the global banking economy alongside every other economy in our world went into a state of fear and haphazard chaos as the U.S housing crisis saw the destruction of one of the greatest financial economies alive in the 21st century. At a time when bankers and banking employees were fighting to starve off […]

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Choose iRefund and receive ‘money for nothing’

With the Australian population feeling the strain of an uncertain economy at the moment, any chance to receive ‘money for nothing’ is a welcome opportunity. iRefund allows clients to do just that. Whilst almost everybody has an amount of money tied up in some type of financial product such as superannuation & allocated pensions, managed […]

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Aussies ‘Relief Spending’ For a Better Life

Sydney, Australia – 4th August 2009: The tough economic environment is turning Australia into a nation of ‘relief spenders’, who pursue happiness and the perfect lifestyle by spending up big. The Shopping and Stardom research*, released today by TVSN, Australia’s only TV shopping network, shows that we’re spending more money on ourselves than last year, […]

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