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Max Mason is a business reporter focusing on financial markets.
Max Mason and Sally Rose The Australian stockmarket is trading below the level at which it started 2014, after a shocker month wiped out all the gains of the first eight months of the year and took $90 billion off the value...
Max Mason The Australian dollar fell close to a four-year low on Monday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand confirmed it had intervened in currency markets last month.
Max Mason A selloff in the major banks and miners has dragged the Australian sharemarket to a six-month low.
Max Mason The Australian dollar has hit a fresh eight-month low after the New Zealand central bank talked down its own currency.
Max Mason Selling pressure on the financial sector pared back early gains on the Australian sharemarket, as Westpac shares entered correction territory.
Max Mason Investors may be too optimistic about earnings expectations, with the market failing to price in the downturn in the Chinese economy.
Max Mason and Peter Ker For the first time in more than five years, the price of iron ore has tumbled under $US80 per tonne as the Chinese government pours cold water on speculation that it will introduced aggressive...
Max Mason and Peter Ker Iron ore has slumped below $US80 per tonne for the first time in more than five years, as the Chinese government dampens hopes of aggressively policy stimulus to fuel growth.
Max Mason Iron ore finished last week at a new five-year low as demand for steel in China’s property sector remains weak and supply shutdowns are yet to trickle through to the spot price.
Max Mason A rally in bank stocks on Friday was not enough to lift the Australian sharemarket out of its doldrums as stocks fell for the fourth week in a row.
Max Mason ANZ’s entry into correction territory this week has highlighted that any shine from earnings season has come off the market.
Max Mason Australian mergers and acquisitions have surged this year, thanks to the cheap cost of capital, low volatility and investors’ thirst for growth, but opinion is divided whether conditions will...
Max Mason Providing the biggest hint yet that Netflix is preparing to launch in Australia, the US-based company has secured local streaming rights to the highly anticipated superhero television series Gotham.
Max Mason Australia's dollar fell to its lowest level in almost six months after data showed growth in Chinese industrial production missed estimates, sparking concern that the world's second-largest economy...
Max Mason Mining magnate Gina Rinehart is urging the Australian government to cut red tape as the mining sector grapples with iron ore prices plummeting to a five-year low.
Max Mason Recovery unlikely: With miners battling iron ore prices at five-year lows, up to 235 million tonnes of iron ore capacity is expected be taken out of the market in the next 18 months.
Max Mason and David Ramli Foxtel chief executive Richard Freudenstein admits his company’s profitability has made it harder to argue that internet pirates are killing the media industry, but says the livelihood of...
Max Mason The Australian sharemarket snapped a four-day losing streak on Tuesday, led by a rally in the miners and the big banks, but a dip in business confidence kept a lid on investor enthusiasm.
Max Mason The resources boom helped Australia avoid recession during the global financial crisis, but the ripple on effect has created a two-speed economy where traditional measures of growth no longer give...