Updates make the new Kindle Paperwhite the best buy in the e-reader market.

Updates make the new Kindle Paperwhite the best buy in the e-reader market.

Opinion Nov 19 2018 at 2:00 PM Updated 8 mins ago My Saved Articles Print License article The new Kindle Paperwhite is the standout buy in the entire e-reader market. Supplied Amazon has rebalanced its range of Kindle e-readers with the release of a welcome update to the mid-tier Paperwhite model. Packing in some welcome…
Bill Shorten dismisses negative gearing critics as ‘multi-millionaire brigade’

Bill Shorten dismisses negative gearing critics as ‘multi-millionaire brigade’

Nov 19 2018 at 1:28 PM Updated 40 mins ago My Saved Articles Print License article John Symonds, who owns this $50 million house, is the latest in a list of well-known property figures to rail against Labor's plans. Jim Rice Bill Shorten has taken a crack at property investors and lenders criticising his proposals…
Banking royal commission: Why didn’t CBA listen to its inner voices

Banking royal commission: Why didn’t CBA listen to its inner voices

Rowena Orr QC would have raised the hopes of the bankers waiting nervously to face this week's royal commission hearings when she declared that the purpose of these hearings is "not to go over old ground, or to seek more apologies, or expressions of regret".Rather, she said, "the purpose is to explore the causes of…
Myer shares plunge after fall in October quarter sales

Myer shares plunge after fall in October quarter sales

Myer shares have plunged as much as 16 per cent to six-month lows as investors wound back profit expectations following a sharp fall in sales in the October quarter.Myer shares fell as much as 7.5¢ to 37.5¢ in early trade on Monday after emerging from an ASX-enforced trading halt on Friday, when the retailer finally confirmed a report in The Australian…
Goldman Sachs offers staff free sex-change surgery to boost the bank’s image

Goldman Sachs offers staff free sex-change surgery to boost the bank’s image

Nov 19 2018 at 10:39 AM Updated 28 mins ago My Saved Articles Print The move, announced by chief executive Richard Gnodde, right, comes as the bank fights to change its reputation as a conservative old boys' club. Phil Carrick PJC by Lucy Burton Goldman Sachs' London staff have been told that they can now have…
Fairfax Media shareholders approve Nine Entertainment merger

Fairfax Media shareholders approve Nine Entertainment merger

Nov 19 2018 at 10:34 AM Updated 25 mins ago My Saved Articles Print License article Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood (left) and Nine CEO Hugh Marks. Louie Douvis Fairfax Media shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a merger with Nine Entertainment, approving a deal to create Australia's largest media company.As Nine chief…
Rob Arnott on the enemy of successful investing

Rob Arnott on the enemy of successful investing

If an everyday investor wanted to beat the market, they could do worse than watch business television every day for three months, and do the opposite of whatever they hear.It goes to what Research Affiliates founder Rob Arnott says is the power of narratives, and their ability to distort prices. But it's also reflective of our…
ASX set to open higher on US-China trade hopes

ASX set to open higher on US-China trade hopes

Australian shares are poised to open higher, lifted by Donald Trump's comments that China is keen to reach a trade deal. ASX futures were 17 points higher on Saturday morning, following advances in the Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500.The Australian dollar surged through the US73¢ mark in part on optimism about the potential…
Banking royal commission: CBA’s Matt Comyn, Catherine Livingstone and Project Buckingham

Banking royal commission: CBA’s Matt Comyn, Catherine Livingstone and Project Buckingham

Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn and chairman Catherine Livingstone will be called to explain the bank's stubborn defence of flawed processes, faulty products, banker bonuses and clumsy cover-ups when they front the Hayne commission on Monday morning.The two representatives of Australia's biggest bank valued at $120 billion will be putting everything on the line…
JB Hi-Fi bears are underestimating consumer strength, Auscap’s Tim Carleton says

JB Hi-Fi bears are underestimating consumer strength, Auscap’s Tim Carleton says

A top hedge fund manager says he is breaking from the short-selling pack and buying electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi because the market is underestimating the resilience of the Australian consumer to falling property prices, and is ignoring positive economic signals. Tim Carleton of $600 million Sydney-based fund Auscap told the audience at the Sohn Hearts and Mind Conference on Friday…
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