Lunch Box - 11/12

Lunch Box - 11/12

It’s summer time! But, since you’re in the office, pass the time until the weekend and the beach with some refreshing news pieces.

Channel news

  • It's all about the Realising Our Broadband Future conference and the NBN. NBNco's Mike Quigley backs a fibre-based network, not wireless
  • The PM is hard-selling the NBN's green credentials.
  • And we've got highlights of the conference in our slideshow, here.

State of the market

  • The markets opened up after Wall St rose overnight then held on to the gains without showing any sign of further growth. At close of trading, the S&P/ASX200 was up 28.5 points at 4635.2
  • The Aussie dollar was up 0.84 per cent at $US0.9161. Gold prices ended a four-day slump with a small rise of $US5.50 to sit at $US1126.4 an ounce while oil prices continued to fall losing $US0.67 to reach US70.0 a barrel.

General news



For the weekend:

  • You can't put it off any longer! Christmas is almost here. Get out there and get that Christmas present shopping done. And buy some good food and drink too. After all it is the season to be merry. Of course, some good rock doesn't hurt either. Green Day are at Acer Arena in Sydney on Friday and Saturday night so why not warm up with some blasts from their live show at their website.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine. Mostly sunny. Min: 17, Max: 25
  • Melbourne: Cloudy periods. Isolated showers during the day. Min: 12, Max: 23
  • Brisbane: Shower or two, possible storm. Min 22, Max: 29
  • Perth: Very hot. Sunny. Min: 20, Max: 37
  • Adelaide: Fine. Partly cloudy. Min: 14, Max: 25
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 10, Max: 19
  • Canberra: Mostly sunny. Min: 7, Max: 28
  • Darwin: Showers and storms. Min: 25, Max: 31

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