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Big guns out in ANZAC ad attacks

April 28, 2009

Some heavy artillery is being lined up against businesses that used Anzac Day in sales promotions over the weekend.

NAB’s recession-proof profit bonanza

NAB’s recession-proof profit bonanza

April 28, 2009

The National Australia Bank has confirmed expectations that it is weathering the global recession with aplomb.

GM closes brands, cuts 20% of marketing staff

April 28, 2009

Marketing at General Motors is starting to resemble stuffing towels into the bow of the Titanic, as they cut staff and prepare to shut the Pontiac and Saturn brands.

ACCC flailing as Kirin mops up Lion Nathan

ACCC flailing as Kirin mops up Lion Nathan

April 27, 2009

Kirin breweries of Japan has been 'dying' to expand in Australia.

James Hardie is just the tip of the iceberg

April 24, 2009

Amid the James Hardie "fully funded" furphy, it's becoming increasingly difficult to trust what companies say at all.

Tiger’s ANZAC Day rip-off exposed

April 24, 2009

Tiger Airways launched a blatant Anzac Day rip off this morning leaving itself open to prosecution under the Crimes Act and by the ACCC.

Recession on Sesame Street?

April 24, 2009

Kids love to tickle and squeeze Elmo. Unfortunately for Sesame Workshop, Elmo's corporate parent, the tumultuous economic environment is doing some squeezing, too.

The great McDonald’s big burger gamble

April 24, 2009

With the United States in its deepest recession in decades, why would McDonald's pick this moment to launch a premium burger?

GM to shut 13 car plants for summer

April 24, 2009

General Motors will shut down 13 of its 20 North American plants for several weeks of the US summer to allow its dealers to sell through their inventories.

Bank profits appear out of thin air

April 23, 2009

Goldman Sachs et al all tried to wow their audiences with what appeared to be — presto! — better-than-expected numbers. No-one was buying it.