Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Vodafone in bid to win back respect

The head of Vodafone Australia admits they failed to anticipate the demand for smart phones.

Gareth Hutchens The head of Vodafone Australia admits they failed to anticipate the demand for smart phones.

ASX

Stocks hurt as employment weakens

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Sharemarket slips as unemployment rate creeps up to its highest since March 2010.

ASX

Shares recover after unemployment data

ASX

Gareth Hutchens The market clawed back some lost ground after the unemployment rate crept up to 5.4 per cent,

Watchdog looking for high-frequency trading activity in dark pools

The corporate regulator is considering whether the concept of 'market manipulation' is still suitable for the modern era.

Gareth Hutchens The corporate regulator is considering whether the concept of 'market manipulation' is still suitable for the modern era.

Rise of high speed trading a challenge for ASIC

Gareth Hutchens THE corporate regulator is considering whether the concept of "market manipulation" is still suitable for the modern era, given new forms of high-speed electronic trading have been testing the...

Bank talks up property

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Gareth Hutchens Borrowers will be lured back into property market, says Westpac chief economist Bill Evans.

IMF warns on global recession

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Clancy Yeates and Gareth Hutchens Australia's economic prospects have been downgraded by the International Monetary Fund.

ASX trading turmoil as computer glitch causes outage

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Gareth Hutchens and Michael Evans The corporate regulator will review a second significant incident in a year at the ASX.

Shares halted by ASX glitch

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Gareth Hutchens Confusion reigned on the Australian share market today with some stocks forced to halt trading because of a technical issue that saw all company announcements grind to a halt just after midday.

Target make-up stoush widens to Bobbi Brown

'Purchased in good faith' ... Target says it believed all make-up products were genuine.

Gareth Hutchens The case of US cosmetics giant Estee Lauder against Target is set to expand to include the alleged sale of fake Bobbi Brown make-up products.

RBA's Stevens to see out term amid UK role talk

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Gareth Hutchens and Eric Johnston Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens is expected to serve out his full term - due to end in September 2013 - despite reports in Britain that the Australian central bank boss has been approached to...

ASX

Buoyant market gets a run for its money

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket had a solid run this week, closing just shy of the 4500-point level.

Market

Banks lead market to 14-month high

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket extended gains from Wednesday to close at a 14-month high.

Market value falls amidst uncertainty

Gareth Hutchens The value of annual turnover in Australia’s financial markets fell by more than 1.5 per cent last year as investors and traders struggled to adapt to Europe’s sovereign debt woes, US debt-ceiling...

ASX

Bank rally drives shares higher

Shares

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket extended its gains from yesterday to close at a fresh 14-month high, after weak retail sales boosted the chances of another rate cut.

Ups and downs, but bourse on course

Markets

Gareth Hutchens STOCKS inched up to their highest close in 14 months yesterday, but the market shed much of its initial optimism as investors lost faith in an imminent Spanish bailout request.

ASX

Stocks inch up to 2012 high

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Gareth Hutchens Stocks inched up to their highest close in 14 months, but the market lost a lot of its initial optimism as investors lost faith in an imminent Spanish bailout request.

Rate cut shows Reserve Bank's sober view of global economy

In slashing interest rates, the Reserve Bank has delivered a sober assessment of the global economy.

Gareth Hutchens In slashing interest rates, the Reserve Bank has delivered a sober assessment of the global economy.

Pressure to put brakes on speed trading

The global concern about high-speed computerised trading has increased in recent weeks.

Gareth Hutchens The global concern about high-speed computerised trading has increased in recent weeks.

Experts divided on which way RBA will go

RBA governor Glenn Stevens won't be showing his hand on interest rates until Tuesday.

Gareth Hutchens As the Reserve Bank board meets to discuss interest rates this Tuesday, the professionals who are paid to pick which way the bank will go remain divided, saying it's one of the closest calls in...