Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

China angst fails to rattle US market sentiment

Local markets look to gain as much as 1 per cent after foreign markets surged last week.

Gareth Hutchens Australian shares are expected to open higher this morning after US investors shrugged off concerns about a sharp decline in Chinese exports.

Index up as companies bring home bacon

markets

Gareth Hutchens Australia's biggest companies began to open their books to investors this week.

Export confidence on the rise

exports

Gareth Hutchens The number of Australian exporters who think their orders will increase over the next 12 months has risen sharply, despite a stubbornly high exchange rate that this week prompted calls for the...

Stocks at highest since early May

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Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket climbed back above the 4300-point level yesterday, for the third-consecutive day of gains, after Europe's leaders appeared to be getting closer to reducing Spain's and Italy's...

Hopes for euro solution lift stocks

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Sharemarket hits a near-three-month high after Germany's government said it would support the European Central Bank's bond-buying program.

Pressure mounts on reluctant Reserve Bank to rein in surging dollar

Is it time to deflate the dollar?

Gareth Hutchens, Clancy Yeates and Eric Johnston Pressure is building on the Reserve Bank to follow the lead of the Swiss central bank and move to ease Australia's soaring currency.

Local shares expected to reflect overseas bounce

Local markets look to gain as much as 1 per cent after foreign markets surged last week.

Gareth Hutchens Shares are expected to jump more than 1 per cent after foreign markets surged on Friday.

No shock and awe, market tumbles

markets

Gareth Hutchens In the past week, investors had their hopes pumped up and then punctured by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.

Thanks to Europe, going down … again

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Gareth Hutchens The European Central Bank fails to deliver a hoped-for knock-out blow to the region's banking crisis.

Push to make workers wait longer to access super

Superannuation

Gareth Hutchens Industry says it's bad policy to allow people to draw on their savings from 60 years of age.

ASX

Bad overseas leads halt vigorous rally

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Year's best four-day rally comes to a close following losses on Wall Street.

Inside trader pleads guilty

Calvin Zhu

Gareth Hutchens and Leonie Lamont Calvin Zhu was a migrant success story - arriving in Australia with his family as a 10-year-old, getting a university education in finance, and then by the age of 30 holding the lofty title of...

Ex-Hanlong exec pleads guilty to insider trading

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Gareth Hutchens, Leonie Lamont The insider trading probe into Hanlong has taken a scalp, with Hanlong's former VP Calvin Zhu pleading guilty.

ASX

Euro bank comments spark rally

Mario Draghi will do 'whatever it takes'.

Gareth Hutchens Australian shares rally along with global markets after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's pledge.

Stocks end poor week with a bang

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket stages its second-biggest daily rise in seven months after a pledge from European officials to keep the region's common currency together.

Cheap cash spurs deficit debate

Glenn Stevens, governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), grimaces as he delivers his address entitled

Gareth Hutchens, Michael Evans THE Reserve Bank governor says Australian governments are enjoying their lowest borrowing rates in more than a century, sparking debate about whether the Commonwealth should exploit the cheap cash...

Cheapest money in a century

Gareth Hutchens Michael Evans Economy RESERVE Bank governor Glenn Stevens says Australian governments are enjoying their lowest borrowing rates in more than a century, sparking debate about whether the Commonwealth should exploit the...

AFIC takes positive view on economy

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Gareth Hutchens AUSTRALIA'S biggest mining companies - which have underwritten the country's economic growth since the financial crisis - are likely to start pulling back on once-optimistic plans for investment,...

ANZ can't get no satisfaction as customer approval sinks like a stone

ANZ is the only one of the major banks to to face drop in customer satisfaction.

Ben Butler, Gareth Hutchens ANZ's decision to go it alone in terms of setting interest rates continues to turn off customers, with the banking major slipping further behind rivals in closely watched satisfaction rankings.

Weary investors braced for gloomy profits season

Shareholders brace for a poor profit reporting season.

Gareth Hutchens Shareholders brace for a poor profit season after one of the worst 12 months for Australian companies.