ABC Learning

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Name: ABC Learning
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Impact investing carves new path in matching positive social outcomes with financial returns

Growing our economy is often the primary focus for our political leaders, so much so that it can take on a life of its own. The real question is to what end?We are still failing to meet the needs of millions of people worldwide and in our own backyard. ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Marcus Padley column: Living in fantasy land care of property and share indexes

I am presenting at the Home Buyers Show in Melbourne this weekend. My talk is on which asset class is the best, property or shares, and in my preparations have I been refreshing my otherwise biased views by reading a variety of self-interested studies ... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Markets Live: New highs for Telstra

The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 50.3 from July's 18-month high of 51.7, missing a forecast of 51.5.It was the lowest reading since May, though the PMI stayed above the 50-point level that separates growth ... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Market darling hits speed bumps

There’s good money in government grants. Of the $7 billion which Australian governments shell out for vocational education and training, Vocation Limited expects to pick up around $100 million this year.Vocation is a sharemarket darling. Having floated ... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Nation's largest childcare operator G8 posts boom profit

G8 Education chair Jenny Hutson says the childcare operator has no plans to move to a single brand, despite the company’s centres operating under 19 names in two countries.The nation’s largest for-profit childcare company has embarked on an aggressive ... [Published WA Today - Aug 11 2014]

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I went looking for sanity in the RP Data-Rismark index of Australian capital city properties but got lost in the introduction which said "This paper describes in detail the calculation of these indices via a hedonic imputation method. In particular ... an index must represent a self-financing portfolio in an idealised, frictionless market." Yeah, right
...numbers like this? And what would be the reaction to a prime minister who said the unemployment rate might have gone up or down – weasel words? "We can be 95% certain that unemployment was somewhere between 6% and 7.1%." Photo: Louise Kennerley When the write-downs were stripped out, Treasury’s underlying earnings for the year declined 14.6 per cent to $184...
Both organisations' websites also have a "Lifesmart Curriculum" which both say is "an educational initiative developed to further enhance the educational program currently offered"

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Impact investing carves new path in matching po... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 15 2014]
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Market darling hits speed bumps [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 20 2014]
Nation's largest childcare operator G8 posts bo... [Published WA Today - Aug 11 2014]
ABC sets up in Canada [Published Townsville Bulletin - Feb 01 2014]
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