Basic Materials

  • Consumer Reports Releases Best and Worst Fast Food Restaurants in USA

    July 03 2014 1:14 PM

    When it comes to fast food restaurants, quality of the food and convenience of location have become more important factors in the people's dining decisions according to the recent release of Consumer Reports on best and worst fast food restaurants in the United States.

  • Viral Video: Americans Try McDonald's For the First Time [Watch YouTube Clip]

    May 09 2014 4:14 PM

    Who would have thought that after all these years of McDonald's existence worldwide, there are still American adults who have not tasted their yummy selections?

  • Kiwis to Oz: Stern NO to ‘Buy Australian Campaign’

    February 06 2014 2:16 PM

    Kiwis once again are saying their stern no to the Ozs.

  • 30 Hurricane Katrina Homes Built by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Charity Now Rotting from the Inside Out [WATCH]30 Hurricane Katrina Homes Built by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Charity Now Rotting from the Inside Out [WATCH]

    January 02 2014 8:09 PM

    30 Hurricane Katrina homes that were built by Brad Pitt's Make It Right charity in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA) are now reportedly rotting from the inside out.

  • Asian Stocks Crumble As Australian Market Suffers

    October 15 2013 1:08 PM

    Crumbling Asian stocks was a result of the U.S. stalemate. Consequently, this has also affected the Australian market.

  • ZYL Ltd Fined for Continuous Disclosure Breaches

    September 23 2013 4:18 PM

    ZYL Limited (ZYL), an ASX-listed metallurgical coal exploration and development company, has paid a total penalty of $66,000 after the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) served two infringement notices on the company for failing to comply with its continuous disclosure obligations. The infringement notices pertain to an ASIC investigation into ZYL announcements on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

  • Australia Business Leaders, CEOs Join Vinnies Sleepout with the Homeless

    June 19 2013 1:14 PM

    Vinnies CEO Sleepout invites all business leaders and CEO to experience how it is to be homeless on Thursday, June 20.

  • NSW Piggery That Converts Methane from Manure First Australian Farm to Earn Carbon Credits

    October 25 2012 10:43 AM

    Droppings from Blantyre Farm's 22,000 pigs helped the enterprise be on record as Australia's first farm eligible to earn carbon credits under the Gillard government's carbon farming initiative. The hog manure is converted to methane through the commercial-scale system built by Quantum Power that the farm operator installed.

  • More Women Go into Outback Jobs

    July 16 2012 10:47 AM

    While more Australian men are shifting to careers within the lucrative resources sector, there are also a rising number of Aussie women who are venturing into Outback jobs.

  • Aussie Post Goes Beyond Parcels, Ventures into Fresh Produce Delivery

    July 16 2012 9:48 AM

    After introducing in 2011 the 24/7 postal services for parcels ordered online, the Australia Post is taking its service to another level by linking farmers and consumers.

  • Australian Beef Industry Forecasts 30 Million Head Herd in 2012

    May 08 2012 1:30 PM

    The future is still bright for Australia beef industry. According to a report released on Monday at the Beef Australia 2012 summit, the country's cattle herd is expected to reach 30 million heads this year. It would be the peak since the 1970s.

  • Rio Tinto Completes Joint Venture for Simandou Iron Ore in Guinea

    April 26 2012 4:05 PM

    Rio Tinto and Chinalco's listed subsidiary, Chalco, have completed the formation of their joint venture (JV) to develop and operate the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, following the completion of all Chinese regulatory approvals. As a result, a consortium led by Chalco has made an earn-in payment of US$1.35 billion, in line with an agreement reached with Rio Tinto in March 2010.

  • Australian Stock Market Leads - 03/19/2012

    March 19 2012 11:01 AM

    A firm and steady opening has set in the Australian stock market today and analysts are closely watching if it would break the barrier resistance of 4320, an indicator that a change in sentiment towards the positive amidst concerns of the economy's correlation to China's economic slowdown may take place.

  • Global Markets Overview - 03/02/2012

    March 02 2012 9:46 AM

    Stocks rebounded from the biggest decline in two weeks, rising after a strong reading on weekly U.S. jobless claims. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 32 points, or 0.3%, to 13032, in Thursday afternoon trading.

  • Global Markets Overview - 02/22/2012

    February 22 2012 10:00 AM

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced the 13000 level for the first time since before the financial crisis, but traded largely below the mark during a choppy session in which stocks were negative at times. The Dow broke 13,000 before noon Tuesday and a handful of other times throughout the day, but was down 17 points, or 0.1%, at 12933 in afternoon trading.

  • Global Markets Overview - 02/21/2012

    February 21 2012 9:52 AM

    The U.S. dollar fell to a near two-week low against the euro Monday on hopes European finance ministers would agree on conditions for another loan for Greece.

  • RBA: Mining Boom is Also Boom for Most Australian Industries

    February 16 2012 2:19 PM

    Australian reaps more benefits from the ongoing resources boom despite its two-speed effect on the domestic economy.

  • Global Markets Overview - 02/16/2012

    February 16 2012 9:38 AM

    U.S. stocks were on pace for their steepest fall of the year, as questions about the latest Greek bailout added to concerns about industrial stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 111 points, or 0.9%, to 12768, in late Wednesday afternoon, after rising for five out of the past six days.

  • Australian Stock Market Leads - 02/15/2012

    February 15 2012 10:53 AM

    The Australian stock market on Wednesday will try to put away the lacklustre sentiments generated by the U.S. and European indices overnight with a focus on a few earnings reports due to be released today.

  • Global Markets Overview - 02/15/2012

    February 15 2012 9:48 AM

    From MORRISON SECURITIES PTY. LTD: U.S. stocks fell Tuesday as investors considered weaker-than-expected retail sales data and watched for progress in Europe over Greece's debt.