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The Age | 3/15/2017
Cairo: At first glance, it seemed as if Saudi Arabia was poised for a bit of change. With great fanfare, the governor of Qassim province announced the creation of a girls' council - the first of its kind in the kingdom - intended to offer more opportunities for women and give them a voice.
It was an encouraging sign for a nation that regularly ranks near the bottom of global surveys on gender rights.
AFR | 2/23/2017
As lenders adjust their investment mortgage rates to abide by the regulator's lending rules, investors can expect bigger differences between the rates on offer.
SMH | 2/20/2017
"Affordability, that's what we've got on offer here today," announces the auctioneer of a two-bedroom flat 12 kilometres from the CBD with a guide price of $650,000.
"For those entering the market, and for investors, it ticks all the boxes," he continues, opening a frenzied bidding session that doesn't stop until $780,000.
Business Insider | 2/12/2017
In 2016, Cleveland Basketball great LeBron James made over $US77 million between his pay ($US23 million) and endorsements, Forbes reports. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made $US45 million, and LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made $US32 million.
There’s no question being an elite pro athlete pays very, very well.
AFR | 2/12/2017
A mildly elevated level of stock in Sydney and Melbourne was not enough to satisfy cashed-up buyers, as the usually quiet months of January and February kicked off with strong clearance rates.
The clearance rate in Sydney hit 84.8 per cent while Melbourne's rate reached 75.4 per cent, according to Corelogic's preliminary tally. Domain's numbers were similar at 84 per cent for Sydney and 79 per cent for Melbourne.