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Queensland puts up $0.5m for biotech and ICT

Queensland puts up $0.5m for biotech and ICT

Half a million dollars is on offer to Queensland 'smart' companies to help them develop and expand their export opportunities.Innovation Minister Paul Lucas today announced that the International ... More...

Accelerated growth of India's biotech sector

India's biotechnology industry is projected to show substantial growth in the future, even outsmarting the currently robust IT industry, reports the Asia Times. Quoting from a paper released by the As... More...

New genetic study reveals six-legged secrets

Not all insects evolved from a common ancestor as has long been believed, a surprising new genetics study suggests.At least one group of primitive wingless hexapods – six-legged animals – known as... More...

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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


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