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Although international markets were firm overnight, the current rally is showing signs of fatigue as investors wait for more clarity on the US fiscal cliff negotiations before adding to risk positions. In what looks like being a relatively quiet news
A group of negative economic figures in recent weeks made today's quarter of a percentage point rate cut by the Reserve Bank a fait accompli. Retail sales, company profits, housing and apartment starts, business confidence and investment intentions
NEW figures on local jobs and contracts secured in Western Australia's resources sector have been dismissed by a union as public relations spin. As the debate about work for Australians versus foreign labour continues to rage, WA Commerce Minister
English on `look and learn' trip to Aussie NZ Newswire November 23, 2012, 12:43 pm Finance Minister Bill English wants to know what's going on in Australia's resources sector so he's going to Queensland and Western Australia to find out for himself.
Edith Cowan University School of Management researcher Susanne Bahn found that new employees in the resources sector were underprepared for a high-risk environment, while workers with more experience tended to become complacent with workplace hazards.
Left convener, Doug Cameron, has called for unions to be given better access to greenfield resource sites to ensure agreements are enforced, as union power in relation to these projects shapes up as a major issue in the government's review of the
Erin Jonasson The mining union has hit back at new industry research findings that $500 billion worth of potential Australian resources projects could be at risk as workplace negotiations over one in five new projects stalled...New resources projects
Australia (AP) — Australia's government is preparing to reveal a spending plan that would make it the first major economy to return to a budget surplus after the global financial crisis. Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne
THE Australian sharemarket had recovered from a lower opening to be stronger at noon, despite weak leads from US markets overnight. S&P/ASX200 index was up 19.6 points, or 0.42 per cent, at 4,320.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index was
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