Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

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.

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.

Index up 2.8% for week as buyers return

Australian Stock Exchange.

Gareth Hutchens Despite a dip yesterday, the sharemarket has had its best run in weeks.

World crops shock looms

Competition and higher costs of production will see the price of food rise in Australia.

Gareth Hutchens Australian farmers are about to benefit from a surge in the global price of food products.

Career a life saver when dream ended

Australian Mens Eight Rowing team is heading to the Beijing Olympics later this year after the Russian team was disqualified after 3 of their members were suspended for the use of intravenous infusion equipment without a medical reason pictured is 5 time Olympian James Tompkins in the AIS rowing sheds in Canberra today who could be heading into his 6th summer games 18th of January 2008 photograph Glen McCurtayne FAIRFAX SPECIALX ROWING

Gareth Hutchens JAMES TOMKINS got a job with a stockbroking firm, in late 1987, a few months before starting university.

Global food prices on the boil

Gareth Hutchens AUSTRALIAN farmers are set to benefit from a surge in the global price of corn, wheat, soybean and sugar, as extreme weather knocks out key food producers across the world.

Market lifts from blues to bliss

The sharemarket roared back to life, surging by $24 billion and closing at a two-month high.

Madeleine Heffernan and Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket roared back to life yesterday, surging by $24 billion and closing at a two-month high as investors shrugged off fears about the global economy.

Big banks help to bolster positive mood

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The market closed higher yesterday after the Reserve Bank released the minutes of its latest meeting.

ASX

China data, positive leads add impetus

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket benchmark jumped back above the 4100-point level yesterday.

Whitehaven soars after Tinkler raises offer

Nathan Tinkler.

Gareth Hutchens Shares in Whitehaven Coal rocket after mining magnate Nathan Tinkler offered $5.2b to take the company private.

Tinkler buys time with cash offer: analysts

Nathan Tinkler.

Gareth Hutchens Whitehaven Coal shares are expected to rise this morning as mining billionaire Nathan Tinkler has returned with a more credible bid.

NAB sweetens its returns for savers

NAB

Gareth Hutchens National Australia Bank this week surprised investors by increasing deposit rates.

ASX

Relief as sharemarket snaps losing streak

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Six-day losing streak ended yesterday on Chinese economic June quarter growth data.

ASIC warns on stealth takeovers

Greg Medcraft continues his campaign to overhaul takeover laws.

Colin Kruger and Gareth Hutchens Greg Medcraft continues his campaign to overhaul the takeover laws.

Eurozone banks 'need $840bn'

Europe will need a injection of 700 billion euro to stabilise its banking system.

Gareth Hutchens Europe will need a €700billion ($A839 billion) capital injection to stabilise its banking system.

Stocks add to losses on China data

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket has lost ground for a fourth straight day slipping below 4100 points.