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Mark Hawthorne

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

Suppliers squeezed: Woolies accused

Mark Hawthorne, Madeleine Heffernan Woolworths is looking to squeeze price cuts from scores of suppliers to help fund its price war with Coles.

Axe hangs over News titles

Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter.

Chris Zappone, Mark Hawthorne Worried editors will meet this morning as News Corp weighs the possibility of splitting its media and entertainment divisions.

'Brash Nebraskan' always knew how to manage media

An emotional Don Voelte Managing Director of Woodside  at the Media Conference at the Woodside  AGM 20 April 2011 Perth Convention Centre

Rania Spooner, Mark Hawthorne Don Voelte's appointment may not have come completely out of left field.

Profit hit has Qantas 17% lower

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Elizabeth Knight, Mark Hawthorne Five years ago the Airline Partners Australia consortium was just hours away from buying Qantas at the price of $5.60 a share.

Qantas at risk of credit rate downgrade

Elizabeth Knight and Mark Hawthorne Just five years ago, the Airline Partners Australia consortium was only hours away from buying Qantas at the price of $5.60 per share.

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

Safety net for investors was denied by Richard St John.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.