It's now clear from reports in two leading American news organisations, that the claims about Rio Tinto at the weekend were concocted and embarrassed China.
Business conditions are looking up with business confidence bouncing back to nearly its long term average, the latest NAB survey finds.
On a first look the latest housing finance figures suggest that the first home buyer rush may be exhausting itself. But don't get carried away by the numbers.
The Fourth Test of the Ashes on SBS last night drained viewers from all four other networks. Ten, Seven and Nine finished close up. It was one those nights where everyone was a winner.
China must be getting worried that people might be getting the wrong idea about its economic policy, since the Premier is releasing statements that no change in monetary policy will happen.
Q&A knocked off the NRL Footy Show in Sydney, 229,000 to 171,000 and had more viewers than Ten's 5pm New, emphasising that TV chat, live, can work, if focused, well produced and well marshalled.
The Reserve Bank now believes Australia will escape a recession, having lifted its 2009 growth rate from a contraction of 1% in the May Statement on Monetary Policy, to growth of 0.5%.
If Rupert Murdoch reckons charging people to get information from News Corp websites is going to repair his balance sheet, then at 78 years of age, maybe he needs a good cup of tea and a lie down.