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A new era for oil: How the US fracked OPEC

OPEC's decision to cede no ground to rival producers underscored the price war in the crude market . The fracking boom has driven US output to the highest in three decades, contributing to a global oil surplus that is weighing on prices.

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Why Boston's $29b man avoids China

William Pesek

Waiting for peace to break out: Dan Fuss, a battle-tested debt maverick, won't invest in North Asia despite China's recent charm offensive.

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Don't just sit there, invest!

Scott Phillips

Ignore the hype around Medibank, the fear over commodities, the market bumps and buy great companies at good prices.

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Making money from debt

Nathan Bell

Credit card debt has doubled in the last 10 years - making debt collector an interesting pick for share investors.

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ANZ cuts GDP forecast


The recent slide in the iron ore price has prompted ANZ to cut its economic growth forecast for Australia, but the bank is still expecting the RBA to begin lifting rates next year.

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Oil prices plunge after OPEC decision

Brent crude oil plunged as much as $US6.50 a barrel on Thursday, and US crude dropped by nearly as much, posting their steepest one-day falls since 2011, after OPEC decided against cutting output despite a huge oversupply in world markets.


China ready to cut rates again: sources

China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, say sources.

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Woolworths woes

Wouldn’t Woolies be better off selling the under-performing dross and get on with doing what it does best? Michael Pascoe comments.