Eric Johnston

Eric Johnston

Eric Johnston

Pluses and minuses in banking game

Eric Johnston

Eric Johnston When the Commonwealth Bank of Australia heads offshore to raise billions on money markets, the name carries a bit of clout.

Warburton axed by Ten after string of shows flop

Network Ten's CEO James Warburton. Pics supplied. 120224.

Eric Johnston Lachlan Murdoch's hand-picked chief for the embattled Channel Ten network, James Warburton, was sacked on Friday night after little more than a year in the role.

'Aussie' John takes home $160m more from CBA

John Symond

Georgia Wilkins, Eric Johnston FAMOUS for rallying against the big banks 20 years ago, ''Aussie'' John Symond has netted more than $160 million by selling a bigger stake of his mortgage broking business to the Commonwealth Bank.

Million-dollar men: what CEOs are really paid

Eric Johnston, Ben Butler Accountant turned mining boss Tony Poli last year enjoyed a $169 million windfall from the Aquila Resources, the iron ore interest he oversees, even as the second-tier iron miner's annual accounts...

Meet Tony Poli, mining boss

Tony Poli

Eric Johnston and Ben Butler Tony Poli last year enjoyed a $169m windfall, but accounts show he was paid just $572k.

Dark side of the online shopping boom: credit card fraud soars

Online boom puts more shoppers in harm's way.

Eric Johnston ONE IN 15 adults was the victim of credit card fraud over the past year with losses blowing out to a record $278 million as the online shopping boom leads to more Australians being swindled.

Rinehart sells down stake in Fairfax

Eric Johnston, Ben Butler Gina Rinehart last night offloaded $50 million worth of shares in Fairfax Media, but the mining billionaire insisted the move was aimed at removing a key obstacle to joining the company's board.

House prices to stall: RBA

Jessica Irvine, Eric Johnston, Gareth Hutchens The Reserve Bank governor, Glenn Stevens, has issued a rousing call to Australians to start seeing the glass as half full, while also warning of slower house price growth ahead.

Rate cut linked to carbon backlash

RBA chief Glenn Stevens.

Peter Martin and Eric Johnston The Reserve Bank is worried that Australians are unreasonably pessimistic about the economy and believes the campaign against the carbon tax is to blame.

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More of us lacking access to banks

Eric Johnston The number of Australians without access to day-to-day financial products is on the rise, with more than 2.

Work with PM, bank boss urges business

Eric Johnston Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly has urged other business leaders to work constructively with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and put aside the combative approach that some have taken to Ms Gillard's...

Insurer takes the lead on parent leave

Mike Wilkins

Eric Johnston ONE of Australia's biggest companies will pay the equivalent of 20 weeks parental leave including a bonus payment for the first six weeks on returning to work, as part of efforts to keep more of its...

Business hits out at political instability

Eric Johnston, 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.

Australia Post increases profit

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Eric Johnston AUSTRALIA POST has delivered its first profit increase in four years as a surge in online shopping translated into a boom in lucrative parcel services.

Banks take mortgage race to a new level with online discounts

Discounted mortgages are promising huge savings...

Emma Partridge, Eric Johnston A NEW wave of discount mortgages is promising to shave about $4000 from yearly interest payments on the average Sydney mortgage.

Exchange deal fails national interest

Phillip Coorey, Eric Johnston THE federal government has in effect killed off the $8.4 billion bid by the Australian and Singaporean stock exchanges to merge, saying it would be against the national interest and erode the push to...