The lunch box - 08/01

The lunch box - 08/01

Welcome to 2010, everyone! We look forward to providing you with news throughout the year, and we all hope 2010 is the start of a very happy decade.

State of the market

  • The ASX is rounding out a strong growth week, and is currently up 33.6 points to 4933.0 at 11:25am
  • The Aussie dollar is sitting at $US0.9174, while Gold has dropped a little to $US1133.6, while Oil is following suit, down to $US82.7

General news

  • Kissing power: A last-minute farewell kiss sparks airport chaos in America
  • Syringe bandit: A syringe-wielding robber has hit a string of Melbourne stores
  • Water wars: NSW and SA set to battle for Murray-Darling water supplies
  • Boeing plummets: Aircraft maker, Boeing, is reporting a 61 per cent drop in orders
  • War of the whales: Whalers ignored distress calls, according to protestors
  • Favourite travel: Sydney beats all others to remain Australia’s top travel destination, says booking site


  • Cricket (1): Calls for Ponting to change his game in ‘old-age’
  • Cricket (2): Pakistan angry at team’s poor performance
  • Soccer: Laser pointing Kuwait fans under fire
  • Tennis (1): Nadal and Federer edge closer to showdown in Qatar
  • Tennis (2): Lleyton Hewitt back-spasms and leads Australia to home-turf loss

For the weekend:

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Fine, mostly sunny. Min: 21, Max: 29
  • Melbourne: Mostly sunny. Min: 21, Max: 34
  • Brisbane: Shower or two. Min: 21, Max: 29
  • Perth: Sunny. Humid. Min: 19, Max: 32
  • Adelaide: Dry. Sunny. Min: 24, Max: 41
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 16, Max: 24
  • Canberra: Mainly fine. Min: 17, Max: 36
  • Darwin: Showers/afternoon storm. Min: 25, Max: 32

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