Archived News for Finance Sector Professionals - September, 2013
The rolling tide that is Australian surfwear company Billabong seems to have landed on new shores, settling on a finance deal and new chief executive for the label.
A massive wind farm in Victoria has been awarded $70 million by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, in what may be the last such renewable energy pay-out for some time.
Obesity remains one of the major public health challenges internationally, with weight-loss quick-fixes arriving at a constant rate, but rarely sticking around long enough to help.
New statistics from the ABS say illegal drugs add about $6 billion to the Australian economy every year, with cultivation shaping up as a rapidly-mushrooming domestic market.
Two of the hottest names in fashion will have a bit more cash to burn soon, with Myer announcing it will complete its buy-out of Sass & Bide worth about $30 million.
The stoush over the value of the Dell computer brand seems to have subsided, with reports shareholders have finally agreed to a $US24.9 billion buyout offer put forward by founder and CEO Michael Dell with venture group Silver Lake Partners.
Twitter is going public, the social media mammoth made the announcement in the only appropriate way overnight – condensing the news into a punchy 135-character tweet.
The issue of how to provide a comfortable retirement for Australia’s aging population will be tackled by a $9 million collaborative effort between top scientific agencies.
Australian-based engineering consultant Sinclair Knight Merz has been bought out by Californian giant Jacobs Engineering for over a billion dollars.
A recent agreement has secured WA jobs in many trades for a number of years, with one group scoring a billion dollar contract to build large parts of a massive mine.
There will be some worried exchanges at one of Australia’s top technology research groups today, with word the new federal government may look to slash funding in the future.
Coal and iron ore miners may be the most surprised to hear warnings about the future of Australia’s commodities markets, with new records set this month for exports to China and Japan.
The Prime Minister has deflected criticism from a board-member of the Reserve Bank, saying Roger Corbett is just talking up his own interests as chair of Fairfax.