Tesla to use cobalt-free batteries in Model 3 production in China – Business Insider

Tesla to use cobalt-free batteries in Model 3 production in China – Business Insider

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Cobalt is among the most expensive metals used in EV battery production. Mining it is also linked to human-rights violations, including child labor.
Santos under fire after Narrabri gas win

Santos under fire after Narrabri gas win

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Sep 30, 2020 – 6.09pmSantos will immediately start preparations for its $3.6 billion Narrabri gas project in northern NSW after controversially winning state environmental approval, but will still have to battle opponents that are vowing to prevent it ever going ahead.The ruling from the NSW Independent Planning Commission, which dictates a strictly phased development under…
How some firms could be cut out of SME loans 2.0

How some firms could be cut out of SME loans 2.0

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Sep 30, 2020 – 7.24pmSome businesses on the brink may be excluded from the second phase of the coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme — which is expected to accelerate the take-up of the $40 billion program — by the introduction of a 10 per cent interest-rate cap.Experts say those seeking shorter-term credit to invest in the…
Peter Gregg acquitted of Leighton convictions

Peter Gregg acquitted of Leighton convictions

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However, the Court of Criminal Appeal has found that the verdicts on both counts against Mr Gregg were unreasonable.The appeals court said that the lack of evidence about the intention and knowledge of Asian Global in entering into the agreement "meant there was a reasonable doubt that the agreement was a sham".It also found that…
Volatility only winner in Trump-Biden showdown

Volatility only winner in Trump-Biden showdown

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AnalysisSep 30, 2020 – 4.51pmThe unedifying septuagenarian smackdown disguised as a presidential debate dented the odds of an end-of-year rally as quickly as it did the credibility of the American political system.Confronted with the choice between an unbridled egoist threatening to derail the democratic process if the election doesn't go his way and a tax-and-spend Beltway…
Dow Jones Futures Higher Ahead Of Trump-Biden Debate; Regeneron Jumps On Coronavirus Drug News – Investor’s Business Daily

Dow Jones Futures Higher Ahead Of Trump-Biden Debate; Regeneron Jumps On Coronavirus Drug News...

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Dow Jones futures were in focus late Tuesday ahead of the U.S presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. Beyond Meat surged to a breakout.
Polls favour Biden, rocking markets as election nears

Polls favour Biden, rocking markets as election nears

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Sep 30, 2020 – 5.14pmThe odds are shortening on a Joe Biden presidency after a torrid presidential debate that tanked Wall Street futures on Wednesday as polling showed voters are warming to a Democrat in the White House – an outcome markets aren't necessarily ready for.According to the YouGovAmerica/CBSNews poll, the Democratic nominee Mr Biden…
Google beats iPhone to the 5G debut with new Pixel

Google beats iPhone to the 5G debut with new Pixel

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Oct 1, 2020 – 10.26amGoogle has launched a pair of new 5G Android smartphones: the Pixel 5, its flagship model, and the Pixel 4a 5G, an entry-level device with faster cellular network speeds.The new Google Pixel 5 phone was unveiled overnight and is cheaper than flagship phones from Apple and Samsung.  The Pixel 5's display…
American Airlines moves ahead with 19,000 furloughs, but will recall workers if aid deal reached – CNBC

American Airlines moves ahead with 19,000 furloughs, but will recall workers if aid deal...

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American Airlines will move ahead with plans to furlough 19,000 workers on Thursday after talks for a national coronavirus aid package failed in Washington, but the airline is prepared to reverse course if a deal is reached, its CEO said.
US stock futures fall after ‘chaotic’ presidential debate, risk aversion rattles oil and silver

US stock futures fall after ‘chaotic’ presidential debate, risk aversion rattles oil and silver

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US stock futures fall after 'chaotic' presidential debate, risk aversion rattles oil and silver