15/10/2007 - 07:24

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15/10/2007 - 07:24

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Howard promises "right leadership", Rudd "new leadership"; CBH makes big step in shipping sector; Investors preparing for six weeks of uncertainty; Pratt under public scrutiny on price-fixing; Nine and Fox bid record $117m for 2010 and 2012 Olympics right

Today's 7.30am headlines


John Howard has launched his bid for a fifth term in office promising the "right leadership" and labelling Labor as union-dominated, inexperienced and dangerous for the economy. The Australian

WA grain storage giant CBH has made its biggest step yet into the shipping sector with a bulk-freight carrier, the African Kookaburra, which was launched in Japan on the weekend. The West

Investors are preparing for six weeks of sharemarket uncertainty until the election result, with billions of dollars at stake for companies in the infrastructure, construction, energy, health, financial services, and telecommunications sectors. The Fin Review

Billionaire Richard Pratt this week will be forced to endure the full glare of public scrutiny when the ACCC delivers evidence of price-fixing between the two biggest players in the nation's $2-billion cardboard box industry. The Age

A record-smashing bid of $117 million by Nine Network and Foxtel for the rights to show the 2010 and 2012 Olympics will boost Nine's ratings. The Australian

 

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
Page 1: Prime Minister John Howard has asked voters to trust him for another term as Opposition leader Kevin Rudd promises new ideas.

Page 4-5: Federal election coverage: "Seat-by-seat battle will swing the only poll that really counts".

About 40,000 extra workers will be needed on WA mine sites by 2015, making an influx of foreign labour inevitable if the State's economy is to keep growing, industry groups say.

Business: WA grain storage giant CBH has made its biggest step yet into the shipping sector with a bulk-freight carrier, the African Kookaburra, which was launched in Japan on the weekend.

Black Tuesday 20 years on: Twenty years ago, 37-year-old Michael was probably one of Perth's most prominent families, the Chaneys.

THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW
Page 1: PM John Howard has sought to make jobs the centerpiece of a six weeks election campaign for a November 24 poll, during which the coalition will seek to persuade voters to reject Labor Leader Kevin Rudd's "new leadership".

Investors are preparing for six weeks of sharemarket uncertainty until the election result, with billions of dollars at stake for companies in the infrastructure, construction, energy, health, financial services, and telecommunications sectors.

Sacked Amcor chief Russell Jones put pressure on executives to collude with Visy, according to one executive record of interview with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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