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Lucy Battersby

Lucy Battersby is Trends Reporter for The Age. Prior to this, she worked as a technology reporter. She worked on communications policy for the federal government before joining Fairfax in 2006.


Market rally boosts Future Fund

Foreign investment runs to $170b.

Lucy Battersby The Future Fund has grown more than 10 per cent in the past nine months and looks set to exceed its investment mandate thanks to a global equities market rally.


Prime Trust directors back in court

Bill Lewski (right) arrives at the supreme court last year.

Lucy Battersby The corporate regulator has opened its case against Australian Property Custodian Holdings, the trustee of collapsed retirement village empire Prime Trust, in a trial that is expected to run for five...


Vodafone close to $3b loan breach


Lucy Battersby, Peter Cai Telco's talks with its bankers continue as latest accounts show loss of $899 million for last year.


From Qantas to boss of Tiger in Australia

Tiger Airways' leaping tiger logo.

Lucy Battersby John Borghetti picks former Qantas executive as the new boss of Tiger Airways Australia.


ASIC warns on cold-calling after scams

ASIC logo.

Lucy Battersby The corporate watchdog has wound up three Gold Coast-based scams that took about $1 million from investors.

Cold calls

Gold Coast scam warning


Lucy Battersby ASIC has wound up three Gold Coast-based scams and reiterated warnings that cold-calling fraud is increasing.


Bell Potter adviser sentenced

Lucy Battersby A former Bell Potter Securities adviser and amateur rugby star has been given a two and a half year suspended sentence for dishonest conduct.


Former Qantas exec to lead Tiger

Tiger tails.

Lucy Battersby Virgin has picked former Qantas executive Rob Sharp as the new boss of struggling budget carrier Tiger.


BHP looks offshore for cheap funding

Peter Ker, Lucy Battersby The trend for Australian mining majors to bypass local banks and raise funds overseas has continued.


BHP bypasses banks and heads offshore for cheap funding

A BHP Billiton logo.

Peter Ker and Lucy Battersby The trend for Australian mining majors to raise funds overseas has continued.


Singapore ups Virgin stake

Singapore Airlines A380 takes off.

Lucy Battersby Singapore Airlines has emerged as the single biggest investor in Virgin Australia.


Branson sells Virgin shares to Singapore


Lucy Battersby Singapore Airlines has increased its stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 per cent, pending approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Court battle

Ellery 'sorry' for breaching Myer contract

Portrait of Fashion designer Kim Ellery at her home in Whale Beach.

Lucy Battersby Fashion designer Kym Ellery has emerged from months of litigation as one of the first designers to supply both Myer and David Jones.


Better news for Banksia investors

Banksia at Kyabram

Lucy Battersby Bankisa debenture holders can now expect to receive up to 85 cents back from every dollar they lost when the non-bank lender collapsed last year.


Ellery says sorry as Myer settles with designer

Portrait of Fashion designer Kim Ellery at her home in Whale Beach. Tuesday 23rd April 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH/AGE NEWS 130423

Lucy Battersby Designer Kym Ellery, who defected to David Jones last year, will continue to supply Myer and contribute to the department store's legal costs.


Live odds ban ineffective, senator says

Tom Waterhouse.

Lucy Battersby Update "Nothing will change" under industry peak body Free TV Australia's new code on live odds during play.


In Kalgoorlie, rout to hit home

Ashok Parekh

Lucy Battersby Amid the rout in gold prices, many were left struggling to explain why. But for miners scattered around Australia's famous goldmining town of Kalgoorlie, the fall means that changes are coming to the...


ASIC bans mortgage broker

Lucy Battersby A Sydney-based mortgage broker has been banned from credit activities for five years and had his licence cancelled by the corporate watchdog, after he put false information on ten mortgage...

Corporate collapse

Liquidators find finance fraud on rise

Generic paperwork

Lucy Battersby Fraud in the financial statements of collapsed companies is increasing, say liquidators.


Myer designer-garment trial begins

Kym Ellery

Lucy Battersby A three-day trial starts Monday between Myer and young designer Kimberley Ellery.