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  • Domino's acquires German pizza chain

    18 October 2017 10:17 PM 107

    Domino's is continuing its European expansion with the 32 million euro ($A48.1 million) acquisition of German chain Hallo Pizza. The cost of integrating the 170 stores into Domino's Pizza Deutschland, which is majority owned by Domino's Pizza, will bring the ASX-listed company's net spend on the deal to between $A52.6 million and A63.1 million

  • Why the Afterpay Touch Group Ltd share price is soaring today

    18 October 2017 12:24 AM 102

    Afterpay continues to grow at an incredible rate, as consumers hanker after the company’s buy-now, pay-later, fee-free service. Already I’ve noticed anecdotally that Afterpay has become a point of differentiation for retailers, with consumers leaning towards those that have it. I expect it is a matter of time before Afterpay expands into other categories

  • The details of Tigerair’s $1 domestic return flights sale

    18 October 2017 12:05 AM 114

    A MASSIVE Tigerair sale, which starts today, will see return airfares drop to a single dollar. What’s the catch? From midday AEDT the airline is offering return flights for a single dollar on 24 of its domestic routes with its “Pay to Go, Return for $1” sale. Just 13,000 of these fares are up for grabs so you’d better get in quick — the sale ends on midday

  • The Perth suburbs most likely to complain about their internet connection

    17 October 2017 11:09 PM 101

    WA complaints to the telecommunications industry ombudsman have soared in the past year, with residents in Mandurah, Armadale and Wanneroo most likely to criticise their internet, mobile and landline providers. The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman annual report, released on Thursday, revealed the agency received 13,623 WA complaints in 2016-17, representing

  • Australian broadband complaints surge 64 per cent, TIO says, and NBN complaints more than double

    17 October 2017 9:16 PM 102

    AUSTRALIAN broadband services are in disarray as the telecommunication industry’s peak body revealed complaints about internet access skyrocketed 64 per cent this year, and outnumbered mobile phone gripes for the first time. A soaring number of complaints about faults and delays to National Broadband Network services helped fuel the trend, the Telecommunications

  • Turnbull faces power struggle with states over energy plan

    17 October 2017 8:34 PM 132

    MALCOLM Turnbull is facing a massive clash with recal­citrant state premiers over the survival of his centrepiece energy policy, which has won the approval of a deeply divided Coalition. The National Energy Guarantee, unveiled by Mr Turnbull, Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg and industry boffins yesterday, will force ­energy giants AGL, Energy

  • Business backs National Energy Guarantee, but Turnbull's plan unlikely to stop coal's demise

    17 October 2017 9:36 AM 97

    The electricity industry and big industrial users have welcomed the Federal Government's new energy plan, but warned pro-coal Coalition backbenchers they may not be getting what they bargained for. The sales pitch from the PM on his Facebook page was that the NEG would deliver "cheaper, more reliable electricity for Australian families and businesses"

  • Clean Energy Target dumped by Coalition in favour of Malcolm Turnbull's new plan, a National Energy Guarantee

    17 October 2017 4:17 AM 98

    A meeting of the Coalition party room has agreed to ditch the Clean Energy Target (CET). MPs today signed off on a new plan that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull argues will make power bills cheaper and more reliable while still cutting carbon emissions. That plan replaces the CET with a National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which requires retailers to use a percentage

  • 'Staff were screaming': AirAsia apologises for mid-air emergency after plane plummeted 20,000 ft

    15 October 2017 8:05 PM 105

    AirAsia has apologised after a terrifying mid-air emergency forced the pilot to turn back a flight from Perth to Bali. Flight QZ535 reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet 25 minutes into the flight from Perth on Sunday when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure. Passengers said they didn't know what was happening because most of the plane's onboard

  • AirAsia Bali flight returns to Perth after mid-air emergency

    15 October 2017 10:31 AM 113

    TERRIFIED passengers on an AirAsia flight to Bali say they feared for their life after the aircraft plunged 20,000 feet in a mid-air emergency. The plane dropped from 32,000 feet to 10,000 feet after a ‘technical issue’ on the flight, an hour out from Perth this afternoon. Oxygen masks dropped from above the seats and passengers have criticised staff