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Meet Bianca Rinehart, who loves to blow ...

Meet Bianca Rinehart, who loves to blow stuff up

MEET Bianca Hope Rinehart, the daughter of the world’s richest woman. Despite being famously media shy, Rinehart has posed in designer gowns for the December issue of Vogue Australia (out Friday) in the wide red land where her family made their mining fortune – the Pilbara. Alongside two of... read more »

Easy ways to lift your net profile

Easy ways to lift your net profile

HAVING a website is good – but using it properly is better. A strong brand and compelling content will attract users, but business owners need to seize social media to promote their brand on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus accounts. It won’t deliver a top ranking but will... read more »

New lows for coal prices – Whiteha...

New lows for coal prices – Whitehaven

WHITEHAVEN Coal chairman Mark Vaile says there is little sign of a market rebound in coal prices, but demand from China is expected to pick up in early 2013. Mr Vaile told shareholders at Whitehaven’s annual general meeting coal prices had hit new lows in recent weeks. The benchmark price of... read more »

Australia wins seat on UN Security Counc...

Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

AUSTRALIA has scored a surprising and emphatic win in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, coming well ahead of its opponents Luxembourg and Finland with 140 of a possible 193 votes. “Let me just say to you, it is always good to see Australia win,” said Foreign... read more »

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett – the world’s greatest investor

WHEN the world’s richest investor speaks, people listen. Warren Buffett, an 82-year-old American worth about $44 billion and nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, is the most... read more »

End of boom good news for investors

SHAREMARKET investors who worry that the end of the mining boom will damage their portfolios could be in for a pleasant surprise. New research from Macquarie Private Wealth shows that... read more »

Treasurer Wayne Swan claims credit for the Reserve Banks latest interest rate cut

WAYNE Swan is claiming – no, demanding – credit for the Reserve Bank’s latest interest rate cut. In quivering fear of being lashed yet again by the Treasurer’s... read more »

What’s new in the world of travel

FROM the revamp of a Bali hotel to a TV chef on Lord Howe Island and big cat conservation tour, here’s our weekly wrap-up of what’s new in travel. Howe’s... read more »

9 China hotels with ridiculously good views

Some hotels are there to let you get some shut-eye; others aim to keep your eyes busy day and night. Here are nine of the latter in China where a snapshot from the windows could be the best souvenir... read more »