Amazon Prime is now Available to Australians
Jun18

Amazon Prime is now Available to Australians

Amazon launches Prime in Australia Amazon launched its Prime service in Australia today, giving most Australians access to free two-day shipping, Prime Video and a number of other perks. A subscription will cost AU$59 (approximately $44) per year — as opposed to the US price of $119 — a discounted rate that takes into account a smaller selection of goods and higher prices. Amazon just launched in the country last December....

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No More Airplane Windows; Emirates Debuts Virtual Windows Instead
Jun07

No More Airplane Windows; Emirates Debuts Virtual Windows Instead

Emirates airline has put a new twist on travel… airplane windows are to become a thing of the past. Would you travel in a windowless plane? A major airline has unveiled the plane of the future – complete with windowless cabins. Emirates Airline has debuted its new first class suite for the Boeing 777-300ER, which boasts virtual windows that link to the outside world with fibre-optic cameras. Emirates president Sir Tim Clark said...

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Starbucks Boss Howard Schultz President? Here’s What We Know
Jun06

Starbucks Boss Howard Schultz President? Here’s What We Know

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz this week announced he was retiring and quickly signaled he was considering a run for the White House to try to topple Donald Trump.     The billionaire businessman spoke about his interest in public service and launched a searing attack on Trump’s “vitriolic” divisiveness, US trade battles against China and the Republican Party’s “reckless” budget-busting tax...

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Affordable Housing System ‘failing’ Australia; ‘requires decisive federal leadership’
May29

Affordable Housing System ‘failing’ Australia; ‘requires decisive federal leadership’

A national housing strategy is needed to fix Australia’s “failing” affordable housing system, according to a report from academics at the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and Curtin University.   The report, released by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on Tuesday, called for a coordinated “whole-of-government” approach and decisive federal leadership. It said Australia’s housing policy...

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Brexit Causes Bank of England and UK Finance Ministry to Split
May28

Brexit Causes Bank of England and UK Finance Ministry to Split

Britain’s finance ministry and the Bank of England are at odds over how to regulate financial services in the City of London after Brexit, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed officials. Finance minister Philip Hammond favours an approach that would keep Britain close to the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc, but the central bank does not want to be left as a “rule-taker”, according to the report....

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Catherine Brenner Forced to Resign from Coca Cola Amatil’s Board
May16

Catherine Brenner Forced to Resign from Coca Cola Amatil’s Board

It was not publicly known early Wednesday morning, but Catherine Brenner certainly knew this would be her last shareholder meeting as a board member at Coca Cola Amatil (CCL). CCA’s chairman Ilana Atlas said that after being a director at the company for 10 years, Ms Brenner would not seek re-election at next year’s annual general meeting. Ms Brenner quit as AMP chairman after revelations at the banking royal commission...

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