Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Australia's spying program could damage trade ties with Indonesia

Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens The furore over Australia's Indonesian spying program could damage Australia's economic relationship with the country - the largest economy in south-east Asia.

CBD

Dulcie Boling's Seven shares unfit to print

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Gareth Hutchens Seven Group Holdings director Dulcie Boling may have many skills to her name but a crack aim does not appear to be among them.

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Model still has currency for central bankers

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Gareth Hutchens Economists have been trying for hundreds of years to explain how markets work.

Floats

Channel Nine warns major backers may pull out

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Gareth Hutchens Nine says it will consider acquiring other companies if audience-reach laws change in the future.

Markets

US optimism drives strong start to week for local sharemarket

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket is tipped to start strongly on Monday, jumping 55 points on open.

Banking

Westpac's risky dealings with payday lender Cash Converters

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Gareth Hutchens Some people inside Westpac may be slightly on edge about payday lender loans.

Legal action

New class action hit for Leighton

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Gareth Hutchens, Eric Johnston Maurice Blackburn considers widening a class action to take into account shareholder losses.

Economy

Overpriced Aussie set for fall: RBA

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Gareth Hutchens Glenn Stevens says a price for the Australian dollar above US95c lacks the support of economic fundamentals.

Economy

US economy turns the corner on private-sector debt

Gareth Hutchens The US economy has 'largely completed' its process of debt repayment in the private sector.

Regulation

Jailed executive hits out at ASIC

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Gareth Hutchens A former executive who was sent to jail has slams ASIC for the way it conducted its case against him.

Insurance

Fire claims to go beyond $138m

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Gareth Hutchens The country's biggest insurers are counting the cost of the NSW bushfires, with losses worth an estimated $138 million and climbing.

Markets

Sharemarket pushes fresh five-year high

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket closed on a high investors welcomed news of better earnings from the US.

Insurance

Bushfires unlikely to be high cost disaster

Gareth Hutchens The country's biggest insurers are counting the cost of the NSW bushfires, with losses worth an estimated $138 million and climbing.

Economy

Investment in a slump, says RBA

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Gareth Hutchens Investment among Australia's non-mining businesses is at its lowest since the 1990s recession.

Investment in a slump, says RBA

Gareth Hutchens The level of investment among Australia's non-mining businesses is at its lowest since the 1990s recession because the global financial crisis has made many executives reluctant to take risks, the...

Payments

Push to speed up banking transactions

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Gareth Hutchens The RBA has set plans in motion to speed up the change of the country's payments system.

US drama: RBA boss 'helpless'

Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens speaking at an Economic Society of Australia Business Luncheon in Brisbane.

Gareth Hutchens The Reserve Bank has admitted it was helpless in the face of the US government default crisis because it could not predict or properly prepare for how the drama would play out.

ASX

China drives stocks to five-year highs

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Gareth Hutchens Australian dollar hits a four-month high, US96.48ยข after US budget legislation passed.

Transport

McAleese spruces up fleet before IPO

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Gareth Hutchens McAleese Transport has been working to fix its fleet before its planned market listing.

US economy

Contingency plans ready as row drags on

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Gareth Hutchens, Max Mason, Madeleine Heffernan Investors have stayed on the sidelines while the impasse plays out.