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Why uncertainty is essential to markets
Opinion
Opinion

Why uncertainty is essential to markets

There is no shortage of uncertainty in markets at the moment - but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

  • by Tom Stevenson

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European stocks hold onto four-month highs on trade talks hopes
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European stocks hold onto four-month highs on trade talks hopes

European stocks hovered around their highest level in four months on Monday as hopes of progress in US-China trade talks buoyed markets.

  • by Helen Reid
'We need to deliver': Everything goes wrong for Australian billionaire's successor
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'We need to deliver': Everything goes wrong for Australian billionaire's successor

After 30 years working alongside one of Australia's most famous fund managers, Andrew Clifford took over. It's proving to be a tough act to follow.

  • by Matthew Burgess and Sarah Wells
The art of the fake victory lap: In Trump's mind, he never loses
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Donald Trump

The art of the fake victory lap: In Trump's mind, he never loses

Even as a businessman, in the face of obvious failure, Trump never admitted to coming off second best.

  • by Timothy L O'Brien
Bill Gates has an idea on how to tax those with 'big fortunes'
Bill Gates

Bill Gates has an idea on how to tax those with 'big fortunes'

Bill Gates says it's appropriate for the wealthy to pay more taxes, and he thinks he knows the way to do it.

  • by Ros Krasny
Wall Street dips on grim retail sales data
Wall Street

Wall Street dips on grim retail sales data

Wall Street had a mixed day as investors digested poor retail figures along with optimism over China-US trade talks.

  • by Stephen Culp
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It planned on being a financial colossus - now it's a $48 billion debt risk
China

It planned on being a financial colossus - now it's a $48 billion debt risk

It was supposed to be China's answer to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • by Emma Dong, Molly Dai and Carrie Hong
'People are very, very nervous': $2.4 billion tax crackdown has paralysed China's film industry
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'People are very, very nervous': $2.4 billion tax crackdown has paralysed China's film industry

Its started in July when Fan Bingbing, China's highest-paid movie star, seemed to vanished from the face of the earth.

  • by Lucas Shaw and Jinshan Hong
Wall Street boosted as optimism over US-China trade talks grows

Wall Street boosted as optimism over US-China trade talks grows

Stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.

  • by Marley Jay
'I thought we owned these doctors': Star witness appears at pharma chief's trial

'I thought we owned these doctors': Star witness appears at pharma chief's trial

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor needed to get back the millions he spent launching the company, so he led the company on a path of pushing its addictive drugs on patients who didn't need them, according to his former CEO.

  • by Janelle Lawrence and Jef Feeley
The $19 trillion red flag: Americans have a debt problem

The $19 trillion red flag: Americans have a debt problem

A new report could signal a big economic downturn is on the horizon.

  • by Jonathan Spicer