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Global Markets Overview – October 24, 2014
October 24 2014 10:50 AM
Equities bounced back strongly in a move triggered by a round of PMI prints from China and the eurozone. This eased some of the global growth concerns that had escalated recently and the gains managed to extend through US trade as earnings continued to impress. Results from Caterpillar, Microsoft and 3M were all strong, but Amazon didn't do particularly well after-market. Caterpillar is generally considered a bellwether for growth and while it's encouraging to see the company perform well,...
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 24, 2014
October 24 2014 9:27 AM
US economic data, jobless claims rose by 17,000 to 283,000 last week. US markit "flash" manufacturing fell by 57.5 to 56.2 October. Across the sub-indices, new orders growth eased markedly, with new export sales falling sharply. US FHFA home prices rose 0.5% in August to be up 4.8% over the year. The US leading indicators index rose by 0.8% in September - pointing to solid growth economic for the rest of the year.
Global Markets Overview – July 25, 2014
July 25 2014 9:17 AM
While equities continue to extend their gains, sentiment appears to be a bit mixed as the major currency pairs maintain some tight ranges. While there were a few developments overnight, the dominant theme remained US corporate earnings and optimism around an improving global manufacturing picture. US unemployment claims came in at the lowest since February 2006 and this saw the four-week average drop to around 300,000. This is a good sign heading into next week's non-farm payrolls data. With ...
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 25, 2014
July 25 2014 8:54 AM
US economic data: New home sales fell by 8.1% in June - the biggest decline in almost a year. US jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 284,000 - the lowest level in nearly 8½-years. US Flash PMI fell from 57.3 to 56.3 in July, below analyst expectations for a reading of 57.5.
Under the Dome Season 2 Episode 3: Watch the Rain Blood, Meet the Barber [VIDEOS]
July 15 2014 12:00 PM
The sudden acid, blood rain is set to further endanger the lives of Chester's Mill residents. In the sneak peek of "Force Majeure," Episode 3 of "Under the Dome" Season 2, one moment, Rebecca can be seen ordering the residents to collect as much drinkable water as one can and the next moment, she asks them to wait because of the rain blood.
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning June 3, 2014
June 03 2014 9:12 AM
In US economic data, the ISM manufacturing reading was initially released showing an unexpected dip from 54.9 to 53.2 in May. However according to multiple reports, ISM corrected itself by saying manufacturing activity actually improved to 55.4 in May. That helped ease concerns about the economy, and the Dow Jones industrial average quickly climbed back into positive territory on the altered result. US construction spending rose by 0.2% in April.
Five Mobile Phones Tough Enough To Survive The End Of The World (Videos)
June 02 2014 4:39 PM
For the mobile phone industry, toughness is measured through the following industrial standards: IP-67 certification and MIL-810G certification.
Mystery Millionaire, Hides Cash Around City for People to Find and Keep
May 29 2014 4:36 PM
A mystery millionaire, @HiddenCash, is hiding away cash across San Francisco for people to find and keep
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 5/21/14
May 21 2014 8:34 AM
US Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Plosser spoke on Tuesday, commenting that the $2.5 trillion in reserves accumulated by banks could be the trigger for more rapid inflation if banks start lending money quickly in an improving economy. Plosser said it was the ´´natural tendency´´ for central banks to wait too long to raise rates. He believes there was increasing evidence that rates should be lifted from the current zero levels ´´if not now, then relatively soon´´, particularly in light of ...
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 1/28/14
January 28 2014 10:53 AM
In US economic news the flash Markit Services PMI rose from 55.7 to 56.6 in January. New home sales fell 7.0% to a 414,000 annual rate in December, short of forecasts for a result near 457,000. And the Dallas Federal Reserve index rose from 3.1 to 3.8 in January.
Australia’s Richest Woman Gina Rinehart Receive US$700M Loan from U.S.’ Export-Import Bank to Develop Roy Hill Iron Ore Project
December 20 2013 2:20 PM
Gina Rinehart, Australia's richest woman, has just received a US$694.4 million (AU$784 million) loan from the U.S.' Export-Import Bank to develop the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara.
Human Bites Kill More Than Dog Bites in Australia
November 21 2013 1:09 PM
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians are more likely to die from caterpillar bite, gas cylinder explosion and falling off the bed.
Global Markets Overview - 10/24/13
October 24 2013 12:09 PM
The long rally in US equities finally came to a halt, with disappointing earnings being pinned as the main reason behind the fall. However, US earnings have been largely ignored as the US market rallied and I feel some of the disappointing earnings were just an excuse for the sell-off. After four consecutive sessions of printing record highs, the S&P finally gave up ground and declined half a per cent. The main result the market concentrated on was a disappointing Q3 report from Caterpillar (CAT...
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning 10/24/13
October 24 2013 11:34 AM
The Bank of Canada monetary policy decision resulted in no change to the overnight lending rate which remained at 1.0pct. This was as expected. However, the BoC dropped its previous bias to lift the policy rate. This bias has been in place for a year. In other words the BoC has now moved to outright neutral. Inflation is now expected to remain low for longer, the level of economic activity is also lower than expected, while risks of further weakness in the economy are taking on increasing import...
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 10/23/13
October 23 2013 8:03 PM
Three events over the past 24 hours have influenced markets and currencies. Firstly, last night a report showed there were fewer jobs created in the US over Sept than many had hoped. This reduced the likelihood of an imminent tapering in the Fed's current stimulus strategy and also pushed markets and the Aussie dollar higher. Secondly, this morning, the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed that prices rose by a more than expected 1.2 per cent over the September quarter; all but wiping out...
'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' Pilot Episode Recap/Review: An Old Story in a New Bottle, But Does it Work?
October 11 2013 8:12 PM
"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is the new fantasy-adventure series on ABC. It is the sequel to the hit "Once Upon a Time." This new series is serving of old wine in a new bottle and switches between the real, old and new fantasy. A grown up Alice escapes a mental asylum, jumps in a rabbit role created on the wall and looks for her genie boyfriend in Wonderland. The first episode established characters and created mystery around why the Red Queen wants Alice to find the Genie, Cy......
'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland' Premiere Episode 'Down the Rabbit Hole' -- Meet Alice [VIDEO]
October 02 2013 9:53 AM
ABC's new fantasy offering "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is all set to premiere on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013. The first episode of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is "Down the Rabbit Hole."
‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’ Gets its Emmy Winning Cheshire Cat
September 12 2013 5:39 PM
ABC's upcoming fantasy drama series "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," which is the spin-off of popular "Once Upon a Time," has signed Keith David, veteran voice actor and singer, as the voice of the Cheshire Cat.
Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight’s Poignant Letter to Cleveland Police
August 02 2013 5:42 PM
Ariel Castro’s victim Michelle Knight wrote a very poignant letter to Cleveland police
China’s Elite Tsinghua University to Receive $300M Donation from US Billionaire Schwarzman
April 22 2013 10:48 AM
Tsinghua University, one of China's universities which trained many of China's top leaders, is bound to receive a $300 million donation from no less than an American mogul, Blackstone Group investment company founder Stephen Schwarzman.