Japan earthquake and tsunami


Carbon tax hits consumer confidence

3:02PM | Friday, 25 March 2011 |  The latest Roy Morgan research reveals consumer confidence has fallen 2.6 points in a week to 116.2 points, as the carbon tax debate heats up and international disasters continue.

THE NEWS WRAP: News Corp sued by shareholders for “nepotism”

3:09AM | Friday, 18 March 2011 |  Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is being sued by a group of its own shareholders for “nepotism” in its purchase of Murdoch’s daughter Elizabeth’s production company.

Innovation needed to boost tourism numbers

3:40PM | Thursday, 17 March 2011 |  A peak tourism body says the industry must come up with new products and experiences in order to boost domestic holiday travel in light of alarmingly low new visitor figures.

Aus dollar plummets as companies evacuate Tokyo

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.

Japan under threat as nuclear crisis continues

3:08PM | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 |  The Australian sharemarket came back today after tumbling to a six-month low as news spread of more explosions at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactor in the nation’s northeast.

Japan braces itself for nuclear disaster

3:37PM | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 |  Japan is bracing itself for a nuclear meltdown after another explosion occurred at a nuclear power plant, triggered by the worst earthquake in the country’s history.

Japanese economy rocked by tsunami, earthquake

3:31PM | Monday, 14 March 2011 |  The widespread Japanese disaster is expected to have a severe knock-on economic impact.