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Mark Hawthorne

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

Charities left at the altar after Edelsten wedding

Chris Vedelago Mark Hawthorne It was billed as the ultimate wedding with a conscience.

Cricket Australia, Nine set for courtroom showdown

Cricket Australia.

Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger and Chris Vedelago A May 31 courtroom showdown looms between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network over the rights to broadcast the sport on free-to-air television.

Cricket

Domestic dispute puts CA and Nine on brink of split

James Packer and Michael Clarke.

Mark Hawthorne, Chris Vedelago The 36-year relationship between Australian cricket and Nine is in danger of splitting after the sport's ruling body launched legal action against the network.

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Cricket and Nine on brink of split

Channel 9 potential split with Cricket Australia

Mark Hawthorne, Chris Vedelago The 36-year relationship between Australian cricket and the Nine Network is in danger of splitting after the sport's ruling body launched legal action against the station.

Packer may buy cricket, again

James Packer and Michael Clarke.

Mark Hawthorne and Chris Vedelago The 36-year relationship between Australian cricket and Nine is in danger after the sport's ruling body launched legal action against the network.

Trading

Billion dollar bet on Reserve Bank rate cut pays off

RBA

Mark Hawthorne It may go down as one of the great currency bets in Australian dollar history - a $US1 billion gamble on a Reserve Bank rate cut that has delivered a $US19 million ($18.65 million) profit in 36 hours.

Rate cut

Billion dollar bet on rate cut pays off

George Soros

Mark Hawthorne It looks like investment legend George Soros has pulled off one of the great currency bets in Australian dollar history.

Currency

Dollar falls on Soros talk

George Soros.

Mark Hawthorne Dollar falls following talk that billionaire investor George Soros has a large short position.

Currencies

Is Soros shorting the dollar?

George Soros.

Mark Hawthorne The Australian dollar fell in overnight trade on the back of rumours that billionaire investor George Soros is planning a raid on the currency.

Mackenzie eyes $12.2m pay package

Andrew Mackenzie.

Mark Hawthorne New BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie stands to earn $12.2 million per year should the mining giant outperform its peers.

BHP shake-up as Mackenzie takes over

Mark Hawthorne New BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie has shaken up his executive team, scrapping a management layer which will see the departure of senior execs.

In the red: Prices soar for ‘magic’ 2008 Grange

Penfolds Grange

Mark Hawthorne Penfold's has raised the price of its flagship Grange by $165 per bottle in the face of unprecedented global demand, adding 25 per cent to the price of a bottle of Australia's most famous red wine.

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Courts

Rinehart subpoenas Fairfax journalist in trust feud

Gina Rinehart: Invitation to children.

Mark Hawthorne Gina Rinehart, Australia's richest person and the largest shareholder of Fairfax Media, has taken legal action against Fairfax journalist Adele Ferguson in an apparent attempt to force her to reveal...

Rinehart's life to get Underbelly treatment

gina rinehart

Mark Hawthorne The life story of Gina Rinehart is heading for the small screen in a six-hour mini-series based on her best-sellng biography.

Brokers ready to run with the bulls as drought ends

Stock exchange.

Adele Ferguson, Mark Hawthorne AS FAR as barometers of the financial markets go, Collins Quarter is a hard place to beat. The little bar is located across the road from 101 Collins Street, Melbourne's famous Citadel, a building...

Brokers ready to run with the bulls as drought ends

Adele Ferguson, Mark Hawthorne As far as barometers of the financial markets go, Collins Quarter is a hard place to beat. The little bar is located across the road from 101 Collins Street, Melbourne's famous Citadel, a building...

Back to the bull market?: $75b added to ASX200

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Mark Hawthorne The bulls, it seems, are back, and $75 billion has been added to the value of the nation's 200 biggest companies since the start of 2013.

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Business fears over long campaign

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 30 January 2013.
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Eli Greenblat, Mark Hawthorne, Gareth Hutchens Warnings dragged-out eight-month election campaign could hurt the economy.

Sadness at the passing of Crazy John's

Glenda Kwek, Mark Hawthorne JOHN ILHAN was once the richest man in the country under 40. Little more than five years after his death, the mobile phone empire he built is gone, saddening his widow.

Pressure builds on ASX to reverse hoax trades

ASX

Peter Ker, Mark Hawthorne Traders who lost money in this week's $314 million market manipulation should have their money returned, according to a corporate law expert who previously served as the stock exchange's manager of...