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NZ Steel secures 500000 free carbon credits worth NZD 10 million

Source: SteelGuru New Zealand Steel was given nearly 500,000 free carbon credits in 2010, worth nearly NZD 10 million, to cushion it from the impact of a price on carbon, According to the country’s specialist carbon market intelligence service Carbon … Continue reading

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Revenge of a fallen titan: Ousted Barclays boss makes damning claims Bank of England and Labour ministers were involved in rigging interest rates

James Chapman & Becky Barrow Daily Mail Bob Diamond last night implicated large parts of the Establishment in the rate-fixing scandal. In a spectacular act of revenge, the fallen financial titan turned on the Bank of England, Whitehall officials and … Continue reading

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Shell keen to import foreign workers

Leigh Sales ABC One of the world’s most powerful business leaders has applauded the Government’s move to put a price on carbon, but says his company will need to import foreign workers to make its Australian operations competitive. Peter Voser, … Continue reading

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Australia’s price rip-off

Madeleine Kennard Today Tonight Retailers complain they’re doing it tough and struggling to compete with online stores, but prices show they’re not the ones who should be angry. The price tag tests prove that it’s customers who have e[v]ery right … Continue reading

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$36m ad blitz fails to mention carbon tax

Andrew Tillett The West Australian The $36 million PR blitz to spruik the carbon tax compensation package for household leaves out one important thing: any mention of the carbon tax. The first TV advertisements hit the airwaves on Sunday night, … Continue reading

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The High Price of Materialism

Tim Kasser NewDream Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America’s culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that “the good life” is “the goods life,” they not only use up Earth’s limited resources, but … Continue reading

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The Price of Life

BBC An award-winning director, Adam Wishart, presents a BBC documentary about the rationing of high cost cancer drugs by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The documentary was the runner up for the Best Science Documentary at the … Continue reading

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Vietnam study finds bribes dominate medicine prices

Ben Hirschler Reuters How to measure medical corruption? Tuan Anh Nguyen, a researcher at Hanoi University of Pharmacy, believes informal payments to doctors are “a dominant factor” in high prices of the older off-patent drugs that make up the lion’s … Continue reading

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RBS chief Stephen Hester to get £963,000 bonus

Source: BBC News Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss Stephen Hester is to receive a bonus of almost £1m. RBS announced on Thursday that Mr Hester is to get £963,000 in shares based on the bank’s closing share price on … Continue reading

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Prices drop but houses still up on global list

Source: SMH HOUSING affordability improved in Australia last year, according to an annual international ranking, but local real estate still remains some of the least affordable in the world. Australia’s national unaffordability ratio sank from 6.1 times in 2010 to … Continue reading

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