According to a small business 'stress survey' commissioned by Microsoft Australia more than a third (38 percent) of Australian small business (SMB) owners and managers report their business is currently struggling or worse, when compared to this time last year. Of those, nine in 10 say the health of their business is having a negative impact on their personal lives.
Samsung has reported a net income of 9.64 trillion won (AU$9.34 billion) for 2009, with the company attributing this increase to strong flat screen TV and mobile phone sales, as well as higher prices for memory chips.
Rumour has it a takeover could be on the cards. Foxtel shareholders which includes Telstra, Consolidated Media and Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd are said to be mulling over a possible deal and may be "getting closer to agreeing on a potential bid price," according to the Australian, owned by News Ltd.