Lunch Box 25/08
- 25 August, 2009 11:44
What’s for lunch today?
Snack down on some juicy news bits over lunch, and keep up to date with the goings-on in the world with the ARN lunch box!
- Data #3 continues to fly well with a 46 per cent increase in final revenue, but its outlook remains conservative.
- Pipe Networks (ASX:PWK) has tested its Sydney to Guam optic fibre link. The company aims to break into the tight market by offering an alternative international link to the duopoly of Southern Cross Cable Network and Australia Japan Cable.
- The telco sector is copping flack for widespread customer dissatisfaction and continuing complaints.
State of the market
- The S&P/ASX200 declined in morning trading after yesterday’s strong gains. It then held its ground for the rest of the day, closing at 4405.8.
- The Aussie dollar is down and currently buys $US0.8363. Gold is also trading lower at $US943.7 an ounce. Oil is continuing to gain ground and sells for $US74.4 a barrel.
- Liberal shock: Nelson to quit politics and force by-election
- Party politics: Turnbull readies for last stand
- Blown away: Wild winds lash eastern states
- Blown away (2): Sydney-centric detailed report of damage and problems
- The big cat cometh: Apple to release Snow Leopard on Friday
- Core complaints: Discontent rises over Apple's App Store
- Unfair fares: Sydney commuters taken for a ride
- <i>Reader's Digest</i>: Inside story on troubled times for publishing stalwart
- Right fit: 'Butt cams' installed in change rooms
- Fishy story: Shark throws boat keys overboard
- The Ashes Tour: Ponting can walk way with head held high
- Athletics: Green athletes show glimmer of gold
- Athletics (2): Little Bekele might just shade Bolt in long run
- NRL: Inglis may be clear to help ailing Storm
- NRL (2): Kimmorley has fun toying with Roosters
- Tennis: Hewitt roars up rankings
- Rugby Union: Tuquiri payout could reach $2m
- UK Premier League: Villa upset Liverpool at Anfield
- Football: Dutch looking for sweet revenge against Socceroos
- AFL:Hawks face Franklin dilemma
- Michael Jackson: Reports that Coroner has ruled his death a homicide
- Health battle:Hoodoo Gurus' Shepherd in cancer fight
- Miss Universe: Australia's Rachel Finch fourth - slideshow and video
- The wedding singers: Rolling Stones available for your wedding - at a mere $10 million
- Australian Of the Year: Adam Gilchrist - The best among us will lead others to greater things
- Fusion: Evermore teams up with Zulu choir
- UK V Festival 2009: Checkout all the action - huge gallery
For the evening:
- Tuesday nights have always been the cheapest time to catch a flick on the silver screen. Why not give Sci-Fi/morality tale District 9 a go?
- Sydney: Windy. Mostly sunny. Min: 11, Max: 21
- Melbourne: Windy. Showers. Min: 8, Max: 15
- Brisbane: Fine. Min: 15, Max: 28
- Perth: Fine. Min: 5, Max: 21
- Adelaide: A shower or two. Min: 9, Max: 18
- Hobart: A few showers, mountain snow. Windy. Min: 5, Max: 11
- Canberra: Fine. Min: 1, Max: 12
- Darwin: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 21, Max: 32