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7:27 AM Local shares are poised to fall in the wake of global selling that knocked Wall Street sharply lower on Friday.
Elise Shaw 7:23 AM The Australian dollar hit its highest since March 26 on Monday morning, strengthening to US78.43¢, on US dollar weakness and economic stimulus moves by China.
Ruth Liew 7:19 AM Australians who believe that $1 million is enough for a comfortable retirement are in for a rude shock.
Peter Hannam 9:48 PM Residents of Bulga in the upper Hunter Valley already threatened by the expansion of a nearby Rio Tinto coalmine may have even more to fear with the mining giant hiring consultants to survey an expansion of the open-cut pit to within about 500 metres of the town.
Mark Mulligan 8:48 PM Australia shares are expected to open sharply lower on Monday as the US inflation fears, crackdown on margin trading in China and renewed concerns about Greece that drove Friday's global sell-off persist into a second week.
Michael Cook Alan Jones continual criticism of the City of Sydney's bicycle pathways and Clover Moore's persistent efforts to rid the streets of cars are both unproductive. More importantly, they are both wrong.
Michael West The moral of the story for anyone travelling overseas is simple: if you are overseas and you are offered the opportunity to pay in Australian dollars or the foreign currency, select the foreign currency.
US stocks have tumbled on fresh worries about a Greek debt default as US President Barack Obama called on Greece to enact reforms.
Simon Evans Solaris Paper head Terry Hughes is going up-market with a toilet paper brand called Emporia, tackling the $1.4 billion oligopoly in Australia's toilet paper and facial tissue mark
Esther Han It's flattering; hungry masses staring at you and your truck with "dreamy eyes". But Sydney's food truckers say it is high time the relationship progressed to the next, more serious, level.
Marcus Padley The Golden Rule of IPOs is simple and goes something like this, "If it's any good you won't get offered it and if you get offered it, you don't want it".
Margaret Collins Google co-founder Sergey Brin has an army of bankers to manage his $39 billion fortune.
Laura Marcinek and Brandon Kochkodin Nick Woodman, the billionaire founder of camera-maker GoPro, is about to get a first-person view of being the highest-paid U.S. executive.
Phillip Wen Leaders are pressing to shift the country's growth model to a more sustainable footing.
Malcolm Maiden Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh told small iron ore mining companies the supply-side pressure that has contributed to a slide in iron ore prices from around $US135 a tonne at the beginning of last year to around $US50 a tonne now isn't going to be relieved by Australia's two Pilbara giants.
Simon Evans An expert panel of five people who are a mix of "for and against" the nuclear industry have been appointed as South Australia sets out the agenda and deadline for its royal commission into the nuclear fuel cycle.
Matt Wade India's ascension to the top of the growth leader board raises an awkward question for Australia: why have our businesses made such slow progress in the world's fastest growing economy?
Jeff Morris After ASIC's exposure as a ''weak and hesitant regulator'', it is now desperate to look like it is doing its job.
Stephen Crafti When Escala Partners was formed, the last thing the partners wanted was a corporate fit-out that intimidated clients.
Ruth Liew It was a little bit of luck and a lot of tough decisions to turn around a fragmented company that marked Patrick Snowball's successful reign as Suncorp Group's chief executive for the past six years.
Joyce Moullakis Optimism about Macquarie Group's earnings momentum is growing – and the bullishness is spilling into 2016.
Larissa Nicholson and Jens Meyer The Australian dollar hit a three-week high early Friday in the wake of surprisingly strong local jobs data and as the greenback weakened further, but analysts doubt the rally will last.
Mark Hawthorne and Richard Baker NewSat's dream was to put an Australian satellite into space. The company has instead fallen back to earth, and has been placed into administration with hundreds of millions of dollars of debt.
Tess Ingram Whitehaven Coal has backed away from its optimistic view it can receive increasing prices for its thermal coal this year but, despite this, it will look to increase production.
Quarterly revenue at Santos has collapsed by 24 per cent due to the declining price of oil, but would be worse if not for the falling Australian dollar.
Noel Towell The Tax Office is emerging as a major landlord to other public service departments as it tries to offload 6500 empty desk spaces it is paying for across Australia.
Sally Rose Tasmania is set to give the green light for Australia's first legal medical marijuana grower, in what is expected to be the start of a new industry for the state. Capital Mining, a failed explorer with a plan to transform itself as the second ASX-listed cannabis company, has struck a deal that puts it in line to be granted the first license.