Parenting tips from the Victorian era could help your children become successful

Parenting tips from the Victorian era could help your children become successful

by Anna Tyzack Any parent battling to get their child to eat their greens, stay off screens and go to sleep at a respectable time will know the merits of a strict nanny. Yet one couple from Ascot in southern England is taking authority to a new level: they're seeking a "Victorian" nanny to bring…
Biggest solar deal: BlueScope to use 500,000 solar panels

Biggest solar deal: BlueScope to use 500,000 solar panels

BlueScope Steel will on Friday sign the largest solar power purchasing deal ever by an industrial energy user in Australia, to lock into cheap renewables generation and rein in its energy costs which have ballooned by more than $50 million in the past two years. The seven-year contract will underpin a new 500,000-panel solar farm…
Platypus’ Jelena Stevanovic looks for the next CSL

Platypus’ Jelena Stevanovic looks for the next CSL

Big bets on the bank stocks were nowhere to be found among 2017-18's top performing Australian fund managers, whose preference for backing the earnings momentum of stocks such as CSL and Macquarie Group instead paid off handsomely. Jelena Stevanovic of Platypus Asset Management found that well-timed positions in the energy sector and Aristocrat Leisure were…
Comcast surrenders to Disney in bid for 21st Century Fox

Comcast surrenders to Disney in bid for 21st Century Fox

by Anousha Sakoui and Gerry Smith Comcast will no longer seek to compete with Walt Disney for a swath of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets, choosing to focus instead on winning control of the British pay-TV service Sky. Following a bidding war with Disney, Comcast concluded that the price for the Fox assets was too high,…
Culture Amp raises $49m from Blackbird, Atlassian co-founders

Culture Amp raises $49m from Blackbird, Atlassian co-founders

Employee engagement tech start-up Culture Amp has raised $US36 million ($48.7 million) in one of the biggest capital raises of the year for a local company, with the business aiming to hit $100 million in revenue by 2020. Co-founded by Didier Elzinga, Jon Williams, Doug English and Rod Hamilton in 2009, the company has developed…
Reputations on the line as ACCC red flags Aurizon deal

Reputations on the line as ACCC red flags Aurizon deal

The train crash that is Aurizon's attempt to most profitably sell the final pieces of its failed experiment in freight diversification has been made all the more humiliating by the unique and potentially career-challenging court action launched on Thursday evening by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Train companies are supposed to be pretty good…
Energy policy is high stakes for Coalition and Labor

Energy policy is high stakes for Coalition and Labor

No political party has paid a higher price for energy policy over the past decade than Labor. Kevin Rudd's inability to secure the passage of the carbon pollution reduction scheme in late 2009 precipitated his and Labor's poll collapse, which resulted in Julia Gillard mounting the leadership coup in June 2010 and splintering the party…

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