Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

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...

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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.

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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...

Rates debate is too close to call

Reserve Bank.

Gareth Hutchens AS THE Reserve Bank board prepares to meet to discuss interest rates on Tuesday, even the professionals who are paid to pick which way the bank will go remain divided, saying it's one of the closest...

ASX

Chinese rescue mission lifts resources

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Sharemarket snaps three-day losing streak after Chinese central bank's cash injection.

Spain triggers market tremors

Gareth Hutchens Max Mason Euro Crisis AFTER a few weeks of relative calm, Europe's inability to rein in its debt crisis sparked fresh fears on global markets yesterday.

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China helps shares end losing run

ASX

Gareth Hutchens Australian shares snapped a three-day losing streak after the Chinese central bank’s announcement of a cash injection into money markets helped push resource stocks up.

Iron ore price expected to remain low

Australia's big miners will have to accept that the price of  iron ore could remain at present low levels for the next three to six months.

Gareth Hutchens Australia's big miners will have to accept that the price of iron ore could remain at present low levels for the next three to six months, dashing any hopes for a quick rebound, the head of ANZ's...

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Miners stumble amid losing streak

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket continued its drift lower yesterday, extending its run of losses to three days after Wall Street dropped about 1 per cent overnight on global growth concerns.

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Global concerns hit local stocks

ASX

Gareth Hutchens The stock market continued its drift lower today, extending its run of losses to three days in a row, after global growth concerns saw Wall Street drop overnight.

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Falling iron ore price hurts big miners

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket slipped backwards yesterday, with the big miners losing ground after another fall in the iron ore price and continuing weakness in commodity markets.

Red flags 'a worry'

Auditors' reports warn that companies listed on the stock exchange could fall in the next 12 months.

Gareth Hutchens There has been a worrying increase in the number of auditors' reports warning of the possibility that companies listed on the stock exchange could fail in the next 12 months.

ASX

Big miners weigh on market

ASX

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket slipped backwards today, with Australia’s big miners weighing on the index after another fall in the price of iron ore.

Global pressures may prompt RBA to cut rates: UBS

Reserve Bank of Australia

Gareth Hutchens RBA will face pressure to cut interest rates if global commodity prices keep falling.

Councils in landmark win on Lehman

Lehman Brothers offices in Sydney.

Eric Johnston, Gareth Hutchens and Ben Butler The Federal Court has found the Australian arm of Lehman Brothers breached its fiduciary duty.

China jitters deflate market buoyancy

Markets

Gareth Hutchens For the second time in three weeks, fears about China have overshadowed any 'positive' news.