The Lunch Box: 08/07

The Lunch Box: 08/07

The daily round-up of what's happening

Goings on in the Channel

State of the market

The ASX all ordinaries had a poor start to the day, dropping 41.1 points to 3725.9, but in afternoon trading it recovered much of the ground to sit at 3760.1, a fall of 6.8, at the time of writing.

The dollar is sitting at $US0.7864, Gold is trading at $US929.1, up 0.52 per cent, and crude oil is selling at $US62.05, down $US0.88.

General news


  • Tour De France: Evans' hopes slump as Armstrong closes in on yellow jersey.
  • The Ashes: Ponting says Australia will win - well, he wouldn't say we'll lose!
  • State Of Origin: Lyons out as Blues try - desperately - to find ways to avoid whitewash.
  • AFL: Big, bad, retired, Barry Hall - checkout the highs and the lows


  • Gossip: Perez Hilton has the low down on Jackson, Lohan, Britney and more.
  • Coldplay: Download the free live album now.
  • Black Eyed Peas: Time to shake some booty - tour and pre-sale info.
  • Next Top Model: Winner gets nosebleed, $20,000 and a bunch of contracts.
  • Harry Pothead? Who's a dope? School bully charged with growing marijuana.

For this evening: Bruno: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat follow-up gets three stars with Empire.

Tomorrow’s weather:

  • Sydney: A few showers. Mostly cloudy. Light to moderate southwest to southeast winds. Min: 10, Max: 17
  • Melbourne: Local fog and frost, then a mainly sunny day. Winds north to northeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h. Min: 6, Max: 16
  • Brisbane: A shower or two. Moderate to fresh and gusty S to SE winds. Min: 13, Max: 19
  • Perth: Showers, easing. Min: 11, Max: 18
  • Adelaide: Fine. High cloud increasing during the day. Cool with light to moderate northeast winds. Min: 6, Max: 16
  • Hobart: Fine with early frost patches. Light to moderate northwest winds. Min: 3, Max 13
  • Canberra: Cloudy periods with the chance of a light shower. Light to moderate southeast winds. Min: 2, Max: 13
  • Fine and sunny. Moderate southeast winds before an afternoon seabreeze. Min: 18, Max: 31

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