9:22PM | Friday, 16 September 2011 | How quickly can information travel via Twitter? Faster than an earthquake, apparently.
6:21AM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 | Flights are resuming this morning after a volcanic ash cloud again disrupted air travel, although aircraft remain stranded at several airports.
3:29PM | Thursday, 17 March 2011 | The Australian dollar has become the world’s second-worst performing major currency since the nuclear crisis that has hit Japan.
3:31PM | Monday, 14 March 2011 | The widespread Japanese disaster is expected to have a severe knock-on economic impact.
3:09AM | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 | Some of the world’s largest reinsurers could pull out of Australia and New Zealand due to the spate of natural disasters in the countries, a top insurance executive has warned.
2:13PM | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 | The devastating earthquake in Christchurch may have an impact on reinsurance pricing across the Tasman with premiums potentially rising for Australian businesses.
2:00AM | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 | The recent spate of natural disasters has dampened the confidence of business chiefs, with the latest CEO Institute Business Confidence Index recording a fall from 45 to 39 over the last quarter.
2:00PM | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 | New figures reveal the economic effects of the floods could reduce the nations GDP growth by 1.5% in the March quarter, with business revenue falling by 5.1% in January.
2:41PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 | Cyclone Yasi has left a $1 billion damage bill for the state’s agricultural industries, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning of further budget cuts to fund the recovery effort.
2:40PM | Thursday, 3 February 2011 | Floods, rising interest rates and the high Australian dollar saw the services sector slow down even further in January, falling 0.9 points to 45.5 points as households continue to save.