The Age 11/09/2008 | VICTORIA'S financial services industry feels disengaged from the State Government and, despite efforts to create a funds management hub, is failing to differentiate itself from Sydney in the eyes of foreign institutions.
Sydney Morning Herald 10/09/2008 | I am 52 and my wife is 55. Our net income is $100,000 a year. We plan to retire on an income of about $30,000 a year within the next two years. We have $600,000 in super plus 100 per cent equity in our home ($550,000) and 80 per cent equity in an investment property also worth $550,000. What can we do to boost our retirement income?
The Age 10/09/2008 | SIMON Clarke (BusinessDay, 9/9) says the uranium industry has a good safety record and must be considered by investors who want to invest ethically. He does not take account of the cost to the economy and the environment in building nuclear reactors. It would take some years to build a reactor in Australia and we don't have that time to invest.
Sydney Morning Herald 10/09/2008 | Very few Australians may be able to afford the $1.89 million paid for Russell Drysdale's portrait of Rocky McCormack at Sotheby's in Melbourne last month. Yet here is proof that an impressive collection of contemporary art can still be accumulated on a relatively modest budget. The tip is to think small. Like real estate, art tends to decrease in price the smaller it is. When Sydney collector Alan Cleary (see My Collection) first became interested in buying art in the 1970s he gave himself a .
Sydney Morning Herald 9/09/2008 | RALPH NORRIS, the chief executive of the country's largest bank, the Commonwealth, saw his basic salary more than double last year as his overall cash, shares and bonus package jumped by $2 million to $8.6 million.