Author: Ashley Jessen
Positive leads on both European and US bourses paved the way for some upside momentum on the Aussie 200 index, despite Gold, Silver and Crude oil falling. In addition, we had a really bad GDP read, which saw growth for the year hit 2.7%, with the 3rd quarter delivering a mere 0.3 per cent gain, versus an expectation of 0.7. The optimism behind the Aussie 200 index did not carry over to the Aussie Dollar, which hit fresh recent lows at 0.8387, largely fuelled by the disappointing GDP read.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
The rapid evolution of HIV is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a major scientific study. Research suggests that the human immunodeficiency virus is getting smarter about evading the immune system while evolving in a less lethal and less contagious infection overall.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Meditation may be considered a workout for the mind, but scientists have found this practice is more beneficial than it was previously believed. A team led by Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital concluded that two months of meditation can produce structural changes big enough to be picked up by MRI scanners.

 Author: Ashley Jessen
Commodities enjoyed an extremely positive run in overnight trading with Gold, Silver and Crude oil jumping from well and truly oversold conditions, providing an extremely optimistic outlook for Aussie 200 traders, who have had to wear some nasty downside momentum, with our benchmark index rallying an impressive 73.6 points or 1.4 per cent.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
Project Longstrike is Australia’s latest attempt to put an end to Bitcoin-enabled crime.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
Australia’s spies have received new powers to help the Defence Force in military operations against IS in Iraq.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
Weatherford International PLC has agreed to sell its drilling- fluids and engineered-chemistry businesses to an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway’s Lubrizol Corporation unit.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Deutsche Bank has predicted the Reserve Bank will cut the cash rate in 2015 to control rising unemployment and the effects of weak household income growth.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Google Santa Tracker is back with new coding course, geography games and scenes that will change every day from December 1 until Christmas.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Over 6,000 people have died from Ebola, not almost 7,000 as earlier announced, the World Health Organisation reports.

 Author: Staff Reporter
The Reserve Bank might cut official interest rates amid concern that the economy may slow down more than expected in 2015.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
CoinJar is yet another Australian start-up which chose to move its headquarters to the United Kingdom in an expansion bid which will help it access the country’s financial sector. After fellow Aussie start-up Atlassian left Australia and relocated to the U.K. in early 2014, the bitcoin trading platform chose to follow in its footsteps and chose London thanks to the more favourable taxation arrangement it offers.

 Author: Staff Reporter
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has been shirt fronted not by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the G20 summit, but by the majority of Western Nations which rushed into accusing him of being behind the downing of MH17, as well as behind conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

 Author: Gabriela Motroc
The giving season has inspired Australians to volunteer more and one sector is receiving plenty of attention: virtual volunteering.