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Govt appeals to business, defends Medibank
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is appealing to business for support as he dumps key budget measures, while Finance Minister Mathias Cormann defends the Medibank float.
PM backs down, Aussie dollar falls
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The PM is looking at backing down on some key Budget proposals to clear the decks before Christmas as the Aussie dollar fell 1% overnight on the back of comments from the deputy Reserve Bank governor.
No more M&A for BHP, gender pay gap still large
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie has said the company won't go after mergers any more, Jackie Lambie finally quits PUP and NSW Premier Mike Baird announces an infrastructure funding increase.
Medibank bonanza, Victorian elections
Monday, November 24, 2014
The Medibank IPO is set to deliver a windfall for the Government as Denis Napthine insists he can still win the Victorian state election despite opinion polls suggesting otherwise.
Obeid to face corruption charges, ACCC action against CFMEU
Friday, November 21, 2014
Former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid will face corruption charges for his role in securing long-term leases for his restaurants, as Clive Palmer walks out on another interview.
FoFA changes repealed, Twiggy's fortune halved
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The repeal of the government's changes to the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms, by the 'Coalition of Common Sense' has got everyone in a tizz, but ASIC says it will be pragmatic about enforcement.

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THE DAILY WORD with Peter Switzer

Are we getting too hot under the collar on climate?
Has the G20 pursuit for growth goal been railroaded by China and Obama's new good climate citizen charade?
Stop worrying about China. The Chinese aren’t!
by Peter Switzer Source: Yahoo!7 I thought I’d start with a chart this morning because it clearly shows if there’ more >
Do we need to bash the banks now?
by Peter Switzer Just when I thought we were going to go through a softening up process from Canberra for what ex-CBA boss more >
Even Wall Street falls for a smooth talking Italian!
by Peter Switzer Wall Street continues its dizzy climb into record territory on the back of the two Es — economics and Europe! more >
They booed at Gough’s gig, but they cheered on Wall Street
by Peter Switzer Good Gough! They booed Tony Abbott and John Howard at Gough’s memorial service — that’s more >

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