Stocks poised for weaker open17 Apr 2014, 4:42 amStock futures point to a moderate opening decline following disappointing earnings reports from Google and IBM last night, and ahead of results before the bell from GE, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Chipotle, among others. Failing to respond to yesterday's rally in the States, Europe is moderately lower and Asia was little-changed overnight. The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point ...
Stocks set for more gains at open16 Apr 2014, 5:13 amStock futures are poised to open higher amid a sizable global rally, with the Nikkei's 3% advance and Italy's 2% gain leading the way. Shanghai was marginally higher overnight amid a faster-than-expected GDP report, and the rest of the European indexes are ahead about 1% . The 10-year Treasury yield is up by 2 basis points to 2.65% and gold is up a couple of dollars at $1,303 per ounce. Later ...
Capitulation after a brief, bad run?8 Apr 2014, 5:11 amStock index futures are marginally lower after a couple of ugly sessions, with the best news for stock bulls maybe being a loud, above-the-fold headline on Marketwatch.com that Dennis Gartman is "Scared" and has exited the stock market (in yen terms?). Europe's off more than 1% and the Nikkei fell another 1.4% overnight, but buying continues in emerging markets, led last night by a 1.9 ...
Qld to reform corruption watchdog5 Apr 2014, 3:06 amThe Qld government wants to give itself unfettered power to select the heads of the corruption watchdog.
Qld housing prices fall as mining slows31 Mar 2014, 8:08 pmRED-hot property prices in Queensland mining towns are rapidly cooling as the global commodities boom slows.
Mid North reaches out to Qld28 Mar 2014, 10:51 amHelping out drought-stricken farmers in Qld are truck driver Max McBride, McBride Transport, Burra, hay donor John Hogben, Auburn, Judy Searley and hay donors Rob Diekman and Peter Marshall, JT Johnson & Sons, Kapunda. Not pictured is another hay donor - Phillip Allen, Auburn.
Qld on flood watch after drenching27 Mar 2014, 6:30 pmResidents of communities west of Brisbane have been told to consider moving to higher ground after torrential rain hit the state's south and southeast.
Water works for stock route26 Mar 2014, 11:23 pmTHE State government has allocated $750,000 to upgrade water facilities across Queensland's 2.6 million hectare stock route network.
Georgie Somerset: Making connections that count26 Mar 2014, 10:51 amOutstanding contributor to rural Australia: Georgie Somerset, Durong, Qld. GEORGIE Somerset has spent a lifetime building connections. In the ’80s, it was building connections that would encourage farm tourism.
Qld's corruption watchdog to be overhauled18 Mar 2014, 6:05 pmAn overhaul of Queensland's crime and corruption watchdog will include a name change and a new focus on catching the Mr Bigs of crime.