The lunch box - 17/11

The lunch box - 17/11

Another week, another lunch. It’s getting closer to Christmas now (perhaps you’ve noticed the too-early decorations in supermarkets across the country), but for now enjoy the last few days of Spring – Summer is coming with a vengeance.

Channel news

  • Synergy’s acting CEO has made a firm commitment to properly look after Leading Solutions staff.
  • If you’re an IT retailer, you might be happy with the 2009.
  • Know someone growing a ‘mo for Movember? Take a pic, and send it in to us, then have a look at the gallery here

State of the market

  • The markets were up early in the day following a strong performance in the US, however gains of around 25 points slipped away by lunchtime and the S&P/ASX200 finished down 25.8 points at 4729.4.
  • The Aussie dollar is rising very slowly but surely is currently trades at $US0.9369. The price of gold is still on the up and it now sells at $US1139.4 an ounce. Oil has jumped 3.92 per cent to $US79.3 a barrel

General news



For the evening:

  • Sadly, the latest film version of Dorian Gray has not been warmly welcomed. read one review here, but Wilde fans might still enjoy seeing this take on one of the most compelling literary characters.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Sunny periods. Min: 18, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 13, Max: 32
  • Brisbane: Mostly fine. Min: 21, Max: 31
  • Perth: Few showers. Min: 15, Max: 21
  • Adelaide: Dry. High cloud. Min: 20, Max: 41
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 10, Max: 21
  • Canberra: Sunny. Min: 11, Max: 33
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower/storm. Min: 27, Max: 34

Product Wars: Best IT Invention

  • Results so far:
  • 1st - Nintendo Gameboy - 75%
  • 2nd - Amazon Kindle - 69%
  • 3rd - Virtual reality - 63%
  • 4th - Apple iPods - 57%
  • 5th - BlackBerry - 55%

  • It's still early on in the race. Click here to change the results!

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