A fertile mix of more houses on the market and buyers faced with a Christmas deadline gives birth to a strong spring market. But there are concerns the spring frenzy could push property markets into dangerous territory.
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US stocks closed out a strong month on a quiet note on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting a modest gain to close at a new record.
The end is in sight for ever cheaper airfares and empty planes with both major Australian domestic airlines saying the battle for customers is too bruising.
Australia’s largest banks have warned that forcing their creditors to wear losses in a crisis could potentially exacerbate a downturn.
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Woolworths chief Grant O'Brien will turn his attention to the problem children of the retail empire, its loss-making Masters hardware joint venture and limping Big W chain.
Building supplier CSR says smaller businesses are being unfairly slugged for credit card fees paid to banks to encourage them to issue cards to their customers.
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- Banking and Finance Property Financial system inquiry shines spotlight on housing
- Banking and Finance Cards Murray inquiry inundated with credit card surcharge complaints
- Business Dividend Strong housing market lifts Harvey Norman's fortunes
- Aviation Aviation Virgin Australia reports $211.7m loss
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A dividend extravaganza has failed to spark a fresh rally on the Australian sharemarket, with investors ultimately unconvinced by companies during reporting season.
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Business investment was stronger than expected in the June quarter, giving weight to Reserve Bank of Australia assumptions for second-quarter gross domestic product growth of 0.4 per cent.
A boom in online grocery shopping was a key factor in Woolworths' $2.45 billion profit announced on Friday.
Homewares retailer Harvey Norman has reported its first profit growth in three years as the robust housing market fuelled sales of furniture and appliances.
The reign of the big banks as drivers of sharemarket gains may be coming to an end, with multi-billion dollar profits seemingly not enough to satisfy growth hungry investors.
The big banks' ownership of alternate brands has been put in the spotlight by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Whitehaven Coal boss Paul Flynn says the coal industry should fight harder against the global campaign urging investors to dump investments in fossil fuels, which he labels "green imperialism at its worst".
Atlas Iron is sprinting to cut costs, with a 35 per cent decline in the iron ore price this year pushing the Pilbara junior uncomfortably close to its break-even cost level of ''mid to low $US80'' ($85.50) a tonne.
Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional will delist and restructure Malaysia Airlines as part of an overhaul plan that includes the loss of 6000 jobs.
Japan's bureaucrats don't want the nation to be caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster.
Property prices are down, the markets are edgy but this Australian investment fund is confident Chinese shares will deliver tidy returns.
Jack Ma is China's richest person. The 49-year-old founder and chairman of Alibaba Group has a net worth of $US21.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
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