Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Global rally pressures RBA on rates

Pressure is building again on the RBA to reign in the surging Australian dollar.

Chris Zappone and Gareth Hutchens Pressure is again building on the Reserve Bank to rein in the surging dollar.

Heat on Stevens but Swan at ease

Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens

Phillip Coorey, Clancy Yeates, Gareth Hutchens THE federal government has expressed full confidence in the Reserve Bank governor, Glenn Stevens, as calls grow for a judicial inquiry into allegations that subsidiary companies of the bank bribed...

Markets

Banks, stimulus hopes drive up stocks

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket rose strongly, buoyed by hopes for more economic stimulus in China and the US.

ASX

Investors bet on more stimulus

Shares

Gareth Hutchens Australian shares rose strongly today, buoyed by hopes for more economic stimulus in China and the United States.

ASX

Global fears bear down on confidence

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Investors wait for German court to rule on legality of European Stability Mechanism.

ASX

Rally the tip for local shares

Gareth Hutchens Australian shares are tipped to open higher this morning, despite disappointing US jobs data.

Post signs up takers on digital round

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Gareth Hutchens Westpac joins Telstra and AMP as partners in the Australia Post Digital MailBox initiative.

ECB move fizzes

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Gareth Hutchens Australian sharemarket fails to respond to the European Central Bank's 'big bazooka' plan.

ASX

Hope, panic, but then it all settled down

Markets

Gareth Hutchens By the end of a period of panic, the market managed to close higher but not by much.

ASX

Investor alarm as mining loses ground

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket lost more than half of 1 per cent yesterday, as mining stocks fell heavily.

Fortescue sets the downbeat tone

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket fell after Fortescue Metals told the ASX it was planning to cut jobs.

Dollar recovers after rates decision

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Gareth Hutchens The Australian dollar recovered from a six-week low after the central bank suggested interest rates could remain unchanged for the remainder of the year.

Market resurrected despite Bernanke's grave concerns

Ben Bernanke, left

Gareth Hutchens and Michael Evans Stimulus-addicted markets have reacted positively to US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's latest comments about his willingness to kickstart the struggling economy despite the central bank boss...

Busy week looms on economic front

Paul Bloxham

Gareth Hutchens Economists turn their attention to a tranche of important data to be published this week.

ASX

Reality of China steel hits mining stocks

Markets

Gareth Hutchens Mining stocks hit as reality of massive Chinese steel oversupply becomes apparent.

Ore slump hits home

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Philip Wen, Gareth Hutchens Largest miners may suffer a collapse in earnings and come under severe funding pressure.

Miners face earnings wipeout: analysts

Mining

Philip Wen and Gareth Hutchens Australia’s largest miners will suffer a collapse in earnings and come under severe funding pressure if the current weakness in commodity prices persist, according to analysts.

Market steels for fall on China glut

China Steel Corp

Gareth Hutchens A surfeit of steel products in China's factories is set to crimp demand for Australia's iron ore.

Banks branching out

In the era of online banking, Australia's banks have undergone the biggest expansion in three years.

Gareth Hutchens In the era of online banking, Australia's banks have undergone the biggest expansion in three years.

Investors wait on words of Bernanke

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The market had a sluggish day as investors wait for a meeting of central bankers in the US.