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Afterpay shares plunge on 'buy now, pay later' crackdown fears

A Senate inquiry will examine "debt vultures", payday lenders, lease-to-buy schemes and 'buy now, pay later' providers not covered by the banking royal commission.

Source: Business | 17 Oct 2018 | 8:54 pm(NZT)

Long flight ahead? Prepare weeks in advance, scientists say

As a nation of travellers, Australians endure long-haul flights that take a tremendous toll on our bodies, but we can avoid jet lag according to scientists from Sydney University.

Source: Business | 17 Oct 2018 | 8:42 pm(NZT)

Central Queensland building company goes into administration

Devastated tradesmen are told they no longer have jobs at a major central Queensland builder. Sub-contractors say they never expect to be paid money owed.

Source: Business | 17 Oct 2018 | 8:24 pm(NZT)

'We don't want fracking on our land': NT traditional owners' concerns dominate Origin Energy AGM

Origin Energy promises Territory-based Indigenous residents and traditional owners that it will better communicate with them, and will gain their consent before beginning planned gas fracking projects.

Source: Business | 17 Oct 2018 | 8:01 pm(NZT)

Shanghai airport launches facial-recognition check-in

The fully automated process cuts check-in times down to less than 90 seconds for passengers with low-cost flyer Spring Airlines, and is part of the ever-expanding use of facial recognition across China for security, payment and social control purposes.

Source: Business | 17 Oct 2018 | 7:48 pm(NZT)



Super chasing riskier assets

Record low bond yields are pushing superannuation funds and insurers into alternative investments.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Agent payouts to shift stock

Agents are being offered double the normal commission to help shift apartments throughout capital cities.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Merger windfall for Waislitz

Billionaire Alex Waislitz stands to make millions after two financial services companies agreed to merge.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

‘ALP’s NBN needs extra $10bn’

Labor’s NBN policy could require a further $10 billion in taxpayer funding, says a telecommunications analyst.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Three in race for port sale

The auction for the Port of Melbourne has come down to a three-way race with bidders lodging indicative bids.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)



















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