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Mark Hawthorne

Mark Hawthorne is Senior Editor at The Age. Previously he was National Business Editor of Fairfax Metro Media.

Fashion industry facing a run for its money

Mark Hawthorne and Stephen Crafti When it comes to glitz and glamour, Australia's biggest fashion festival now holds its head high on a global stage.

Turmoil taking toll on business: bosses

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Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne Australia's business leaders have hit out at the political infighting that has gripped Canberra, saying it has sapped consumer confidence and affected the economic management of the country.

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Billabong tries to surf chief-dump wave

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Mark Hawthorne Surfwear company denies embattled chief executive is soon to be dropped by board.

Rinehart takes biggest shareholding in Fairfax

Media mogul: Gina Rinehart.

Mark Hawthorne Gina Rinehart joins the ranks of Australia's media barons after becoming the biggest shareholder in Fairfax Media.

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Flying the flag for home-grown

The Age  1 November 2011.  Melbourne Cup 2011. Flemington Racecourse.  Dick smith in the burdcage enclosure.Pic by Rebecca Hallas

Mark Hawthorne Dick Smith fears for our obsession with the bottom line, writes Mark Hawthorne.

Rinehart's bid for 14% of Fairfax

Gina Rinehart

Eric Johnston, Scott Rochfort and Mark Hawthorne Mining magnate trying to become the largest shareholder in the nation's biggest independent media company.

Fairfax shares rocket on Rinehart raid

Gina Rinehart

Eric Johnston, Scott Rochfort, Mark Hawthorne Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has become the largest shareholder in newspaper publisher Fairfax Media, sending its shares soaring.

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Australia risks auto collapse

Kennett.  former Premier Jeff Kennett at his office in Cremorne.

Mark Hawthorne and Eric Johnston Australia could be down to just one car manufacturer within the next few years, warns former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett.

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Offshoring: high price of low cost

Outsourcing service jobs.

Matt Wade and Mark Hawthorne The overseas threat to service-sector jobs is growing rapidly as more companies, including three of the big four banks, outsource local jobs, write Matt Wade and Mark Hawthorne.

ANZ staff warn of increase in fraud

ANZ

Maris Beck and Mark Hawthorne ANZ staff are warning of a surge in fraud after the bank cut a sixth of the staff from the unit that polices customer accounts.

Bank on white-collar crisis

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Gareth Hutchens, Mark Hawthorne Insiders warn thousands of jobs at risk in finance sector, as ANZ plans to cut 700.

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ANZ slices as euro woes loom

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Mark Hawthorne Three years ago ANZ axed 931 jobs, on a day that became known as ''Black Friday''.

Year of job pain to hit banks, shops

Illustration: Karl Hilzinger

Gareth Hutchens, Mark Hawthorne AUSTRALIA is on the cusp of a white collar recession with insiders warning that thousands of jobs are at risk in the finance sector, after it emerged yesterday that ANZ planned to cut 700 jobs.

ANZ staff wait for axe to fall

Mark Hawthorne THREE years ago ANZ axed 931 jobs - 4 per cent of its workforce - on a day that became known as ''Black Friday'' among staff.

Year of job pain to hit banks, shops

Gareth Hutchens, Mark Hawthorne AUSTRALIA is on the cusp of a white collar recession with insiders warning that thousands of jobs are at risk in the finance sector, after it emerged yesterday that ANZ planned to cut 700 jobs.

Welcome rate cut could come too late for retailers

Christmas shopping

Benjamin Preiss, Mark Hawthorne, Eli Greenblat Retailers have welcomed the Reserve Bank's rate cut in time for Christmas but some economists believe it is too late to save festive sales.

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Retail hopes fading for Christmas bonanza

Retail

Michael Evans, Eli Greenblat, Mark Hawthorne THE head of Woolworths, Grant O'Brien, has warned the Melbourne Cup day interest rate cut will not be enough to deliver Christmas cheer to Australia's largest retailer, saying ''tough'' and...

Grim Christmas tidings for retail

Christmas in Melbourne.

Michael Evans, Eli Greenblat and Mark Hawthorne Woolworths boss Grant O'Brien has warned that the Melbourne Cup day interest rate cut will not be enough to deliver Christmas cheer to Australia's largest retailer, saying ''tough'' and ''patchy''...

Grim Christmas tidings for retail

Woolworths

MICHAEL EVANS ELI GREENBLAT MARK HAWTHORNE WOOLWORTHS boss Grant O'Brien has warned that the Melbourne Cup day interest rate cut will not be enough to deliver Christmas cheer to Australia's largest retailer, saying "tough" and "patchy"...

ANZ nears closure on $350m fight

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Mark Hawthorne ANZ is poised to settle its $350 million legal fight with Primebroker Securities, the Melbourne-based margin lending company that collapsed in 2008 amid the worst of the global financial crisis.