Saturday , April 10 2021
Breaking News
Home / 2021 / February / 25

Daily Archives: February 25, 2021

ASX set for sharp losses; $A hits US80c before falling

“The bond market is reacting to the positive economic growth,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. “It means there’s some hope on the horizon.” Loading Shares of several companies embraced by online retail investors earlier this year were sharply higher, including GameStop, which surged 88 …

Read More »

India imposes new rules on Facebook, WhatsApp

They will require big social media companies to set up a grievance redressal mechanism and within three months appoint new executives to coordinate with law enforcement. Social media firms should be “more responsible and accountable”, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister for information technology, told reporters in outlining the rules. A …

Read More »

Quarter of Australians still hesitant to get coronavirus vaccine, survey shows

Loading The survey results contrast with other research that showed a substantial increase in vaccine hesitancy in the Australian population between August last year and January. The Australian National University’s Centre for Social Research and Methods is conducting a longitudinal study of more than 3500 Australians, and last week released …

Read More »

Trump created an anti-American ‘cult’ of followers says Hilary Clinton

The former US Secretary of State lost to Trump – who campaigned on a platform of America First – in 2016 and was famously criticised for labelling Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.” She declined to say if she felt “vindicated”. “Well, I don’t think about it that way,” …

Read More »

It’s not disloyal to roll an opposition leader. Sometimes it’s necessary

Loading While this rule may have changed over time, one rule that remains firmly in place is that politics is relentlessly driven by the laws of arithmetic. In his autobiography Lazarus Rising, former prime minister John Howard points out that if a political party thinks its electoral arithmetic will be …

Read More »

GameStop shares surge again as surprising rally extends into second day

Still, short-sellers are estimated to have lost $US818 million on Wednesday from bearish bets on Gamestop, data from financial analytics firm Ortex showed. “The power of the “three R’s” (Robinhood, Retail, Reddit) are back in play,” said Neil Campling, head of technology research at Mirabaud Securities. Loading “Short interest, though …

Read More »

Secret meeting that won Australia frontrunner status to host Olympics

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size In June 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison travelled to Japan to meet with world leaders at the G20 summit in Osaka. His agenda featured discussions about free trade, getting extremist content off Facebook and YouTube as well as dinner with then US …

Read More »

‘I’ll just get this poison into me first – then we can talk about rugby league’

“It’s come back,” the 67-year-old says bluntly. “This is the third time so I’m a little more worried. The problem is it’s come back as a different sort of lymphoma. In December, I had a PET scan and it came up as a 10cm lymphoma across my adrenal gland as …

Read More »

‘A perfect setting to cultivate my love of running’: Cathy relights the flame

I acknowledge my ancestors the Kuku Yalanji and the Birri Gubba people of far-north and central Queensland respectively. I also acknowledge the Jagera people of south-east Queensland and the Queensland capital city of Brisbane. I pay my respects to all First Nations elders, past, present and emerging. I have very …

Read More »

Bike-friendly, green space, working from home: New planning blueprint for life after COVID-19

He said the new regulatory instrument, which will set ambitious standards that developers must consider for major precincts, state significant developments, residential blocks, and other projects, was about the government stepping in to ensure good design. NSW Government Architect Abbie Galvin said the Australian Museum was an excellent example of …

Read More »