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

Brokers: it's as bad as it's ever been

Eli Greenblat, Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne The latest sell-off is another hit to what little confidence investors may have had since climbing out of the financial crisis.

Market tremors hit brokerages

Stock broker.

Eli Greenblat, Eric Johnston and Mark Hawthorne Broking firms are shedding hundreds of staff as frightened investors opt to park spare funds in the bank rather than risk the wild ride of the market.

Winter darkness falls on Myer's spring splash

Jennifer Hawkins in the Myer Marquee.

Suzanne Carbone and Mark Hawthorne MYER is considering axing its long-term sponsorship deal with the spring racing carnival - including the 50-year-old Fashions on the Field competition - as things get tough for the nation's big...

Hastie workers' dreams are crushed

Subcontractors who work for the Hastie Group

Julie Power, Mark Hawthorne WHEN electrician Matt McDowell turned up to work yesterday morning at a Heyday site in Alexandria he was not prepared to be laid off.

We failed you, Hastie boss tells workers

Hastie Group chief executive Bill Will.

Mark Hawthorne and Madeleine Heffernan THE collapse of engineering services company Hastie Group will cost 2500 jobs, wipe an estimated $300 million from the profits of the major banks and strike at the wealth of some of Australia's...

More jobs gloom as engineering firm collapses

Hastie Group

Mark Hawthorne More than 2000 jobs will be axed as engineering company Hastie collapses under estimated $500 million of debt.

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Big four exposed to Hastie collapse

Mark Hawthorne AUSTRALIA'S big four banks face write-downs totalling almost $250 million in the wake of Hastie Group's collapse into receivership at the weekend.

Hastie's collapse to hit banks

Hasties collapse will hurt the big four.

Mark Hawthorne Australia's big four banks are facing write-downs totalling almost $250 million in the wake of Hastie Group's collapse into receivership.

BHP walks out on Altia venture


Mark Hawthorne BHP Billiton has walked out on a joint venture to develop the Altia copper and silver deposit in Queensland, just a day after the company’s chairman and chief executive warned they would scale back...

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Supermarket price wars end up milking quality


Mark Hawthorne Consumers might think intense competition gives them a good deal on dairy but it comes at a cost.

CEO's trail of disaster

Ben Polis

Mark Hawthorne, Lucy Battersby and Ben Butler Disgraced Melbourne businessman Ben Polis threatened an employee with investigation by federal police while his company, Energy Watch, was being engulfed by allegations of workplace abuse.

Dumped: Polis steps down as companies cut ties

Ben Polis.

Megan Levy and Mark Hawthorne Embattled businessman Ben Polis has stepped down as the chief executive of EneryWatch as the controversy surrounding his racist, sexist and offensive comments on Facebook intensifies.

Saudis sue Macquarie for Bill Express millions


Mark Hawthorne Legal firm Slater & Gordon claims Macquarie responsible for rougue trader actions.

Qantas chiefs chat: who gets the tab?

Qantas boss Alan Joyce

Mark Hawthorne and Eli Greenblat Qantas chief Alan Joyce and his predecessor Geoff Dixon have clocked up some $50m in pay between them. So which of them picks up the drinks tab?

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Downturn on the rise in a state of fear

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Ruth Williams, Tim Colebatch, Craig Butt and Mark Hawthorne Victoria's economy rode out the global financial crisis reasonably unscathed, but the inevitable bumps in the road have begun to take their toll.

Suppliers refer Coles, Woolies to ACCC

Woolworths & Coles

Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger SUPPLIERS to Australia's two dominant supermarket chains have complained to the consumer watchdog about ''unconscionable conduct'' by Coles and Woolworths.

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Suppliers tackle Coles and Woolworths with complaints to ACCC

Illustration: Greg Bakes.

Mark Hawthorne and Colin Kruger Suppliers approach consumer watchdog to complain about the behaviour of Coles and Woolworths.

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Now that's settled, can we get back to the economy?

Mark Hawthorne and Peter Ker Julia Gillard's victory has brought an end to a disruptive week for corporate Australia.

Fashion industry facing a run for its money

Models being made up at hair and make up trials ahead of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. 23rd January 2012. Photo Jason South.

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


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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