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'Clock is ticking': Private equity ready to pounce on deals

'Clock is ticking': Private equity ready to pounce on deals

Several top Australian companies have received and rejected takeover offers this year but that isn't likely to deter dealmaking, especially from private equity.

  • by Sarah Turner

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Markets Live: ASX falls on resource sector
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Markets Live: ASX falls on resource sector

Australian shares have fallen on Friday to record their worst weekly performance since March, led lower by the resource sector.

  • by William McInnes and Vesna Poljak
$1.6bn in cryptocurrency stolen since start of 2017, cyber crime group finds
Cryptocurrencies

$1.6bn in cryptocurrency stolen since start of 2017, cyber crime group finds

Security firm says money laundering and drug trafficking is rife in cryptocurrency field.

  • by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
8@eight: Trump's North Korea move sends markets down
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8@eight: Trump's North Korea move sends markets down

What happened overnight and what's ahead for the ASX.

  • by Ilya Spivak & John Kicklighter
8@eight: ASX set to open lower
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8@eight: ASX set to open lower

What happened overnight and what's ahead for the ASX.

  • by John Kicklighter & Tyler Yell
'Something scary': Nobel Prize-winning economist sees trouble ahead
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'Something scary': Nobel Prize-winning economist sees trouble ahead

Paul Krugman is joining a growing contingent of economists in warning of a meltdown in emerging markets.

  • by Ben Bartenstein
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The world where you need $33m to be considered rich
Sharemarket

The world where you need $33m to be considered rich

Just how rich is "rich?" The answer, of course, depends on who's asking - and these days, many are.

  • by Suzanne Woolley
For first time in 226 years, a woman runs the New York Stock Exchange
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For first time in 226 years, a woman runs the New York Stock Exchange

At Wall Street, a world traditionally dominated by Gordon Gekko-inspired alpha males, Stacey Cunningham is making history.

  • by Jena McGregor
US-listed Varian won't match Chinese offer for Sirtex
Bio-tech

US-listed Varian won't match Chinese offer for Sirtex

US cancer treatment developer Varian Medical has said it will not increase its offer to buy Australian biotechnology company Sirtex Medical.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Are bitcoin owners a security risk? Pentagon frets over crypto scene
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Are bitcoin owners a security risk? Pentagon frets over crypto scene

Is owning Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies an indicator of risky personal behaviour -- one that should flag extra scrutiny -- or just another investment?

  • by Daniel Flatley
How to lose $29 billion in a market that's surged 61,000 per cent
Telecommunications

How to lose $29 billion in a market that's surged 61,000 per cent

Making money in a mobile-phone market that soared from 2 million users to more than a billion in less than two decades seemed like a no-brainer. It wasn't.

  • by Bhuma Shrivastava & Livia Yap