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    1. August 12, 2015

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia to raise A$5bn

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia is raising A$5bn (US$3.6bn) to bolster its balance sheet in response to regulatory...

    2. August 10, 2015

      Stocks bounce as Buffett’s bumper buy boosts bulls

      Monday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks started the week in a more positive mood, encouraged by the boom in mergers...

    1. August 7, 2015

      Australia banks: sticky wicket

      When a multiyear winning streak ends, it can take a while for the realisation to hit. For believers, each minor setback...

    2. August 7, 2015

      Immigration slowdown weighs on Australia’s growth

      A booming economy made Australia a magnet for skilled immigrants over the past decade. But as a once in a generation...

    3. August 6, 2015

      Caution reigns ahead of payrolls report

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Caution ahead of Friday’s US jobs report made for a largely “risk-off” session with global equities...

    4. August 6, 2015

      ANZ raising A$3bn to deepen capital buffer

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is raising A$3bn (US$2.2bn) in an effort to bring its capital buffer closer in...

    5. July 22, 2015

      Industrial metals decline on China worries

      Industrial metals from copper to zinc fell again on Wednesday, buffeted by a strengthening US dollar and nagging...

    6. July 20, 2015

      Australia’s banks told to boost mortgage capital

      Australia’s biggest banks will have to find about $9bn in fresh capital in the next year, in the latest threat to the...

    7. May 31, 2015

      Australian banks: fortune tellers

      Some people see 13 as a lucky number. For Australian industry, however, the traditional reading may be more...

    8. May 6, 2015

      Australian banks: love on the rocks

      The blissful early phase of every romance eventually collides with reality. Australian investors have been head over...

    9. February 22, 2015

      Movers & shakers: February 23

      C Stephanie Ouwendijk has moved from Ashmore Group, where she was a fund manager, to join Franklin Templeton...

    10. February 8, 2015

      China exports fall as trade surplus hits record

      China’s slumping economy hit trade in January. Imports and exports came in worse than anticipated and the monthly trade...

    11. January 14, 2015

      Copper slumps on Chinese selling

      Copper slumped to its lowest levels in five-and-a-half years on Wednesday, driven down by aggressive selling by Chinese...

    12. December 22, 2014

      Russia to introduce export tariff on grain

      Russia, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of wheat, is preparing to introduce export duties on grain in an effort to...

    13. December 11, 2014

      Australia unemployment rises to 6.3%

      Australia’s jobless rate increased marginally in November even as the economy created 42,000 jobs, as more people...

    14. December 10, 2014

      Australian banks: hurt feelings

      If banks had feelings, Australia’s big four might feel a bit down. There they are, happily minding their own (very...

    15. November 18, 2014

      Iron ore hit by weak Chinese housing

      Iron ore fell to a five-year low on Tuesday as China’s property market showed renewed signs of weakness. Benchmark...

    16. November 6, 2014

      Gold price bears take charge of bullion

      When the price of gold collapsed in the summer of 2013 Chinese buyers stepped in sensing a bargain, in the process...

    17. October 29, 2014

      Xiaomi set to secure $1bn loan to fuel push into new markets

      Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is set to sign off on a $1bn loan in coming days, securing funding from 29 banks as it...

    18. September 28, 2014

      Mike Smith, ANZ: ‘I used to be too blunt’

      The fact that Mike Smith owns a collection of Aston Martins and Jaguar cars might seem unremarkable. A love of...

    19. September 18, 2014

      ASX plans A$65m investment in Yieldbroker 

      ASX, the Australian exchange, is seeking its first foray into over-the-counter derivatives trading by offering to buy a...

    20. September 7, 2014

      L&G reshuffles Australia for Chinese growth

      Legal & General Investment Management’s Paul Hilsley is reshuffling the Australian allocation within his £200m Asian...

    21. September 3, 2014

      Export dip weighs on Australian growth

      Australia’s economy slowed in the three months to end of June as a dip in exports cooled growth that had reached its...

    22. July 13, 2014

      Lenders seek Myanmar banking entrée

      Dozens of foreign banks are pushing to launch licensed operations in Myanmar, in a bid round closing on Monday that...

    23. June 25, 2014

      Singapore to launch gold contract

      Singapore has unveiled plans for an exchange-traded gold contract, boosting its ambitions to become Southeast Asia’s...

    24. April 30, 2014

      US stocks pare gains after strong spending data

      Thursday 21.00 BST: US stocks lost momentum at the end of the global session after rising earlier, supported by a...

    25. January 21, 2014

      Standard Chartered back atop takeover target list

      When Standard Chartered and HSBC engaged in a £500m bidding war for Royal Bank of Scotland more than 30 years ago, it...

    26. January 20, 2014

      Companies flock to Europe to raise cash

      A growing number of global multinationals are turning to the European debt capital markets to raise funds, taking...

    27. October 25, 2013

      S&P 500 ends week at record high

      Friday 21:15 BST. The S&P 500 reached yet another record high at the end of a week in which mounting speculation that...

    28. October 3, 2013

      Singapore targets golden trading future

      Not content with its efforts to become Asia’s regional hub for the trading of commodities such as coal, iron ore and...

    29. August 20, 2013

      Money goes mobile in Papua New Guinea’s frontier market

      Where Africa’s banks led in pioneering the development of mobile money, setting up Kenya’s successful M-Pesa money...

    30. August 20, 2013

      Dodging the bank robbers to tap growth in Papua New Guinea

      Bank South Pacific, the largest lender by customers and assets in Papua New Guinea, closed its branch in Kerema, the...

    31. August 9, 2013

      The Macro Sweep: China, Canada, France

      Can it be that the slowdown is bottoming out in China? After Thursday’s positive trade data, China released a barrage...

    32. May 20, 2013

      Aussie dollar faces struggle to reclaim parity as cracks deepen

      When the Reserve Bank of Australia cut the benchmark cash rate to a record low earlier this month, it was a clear...

    33. May 15, 2013

      Dish Network gains edge in battle for Sprint with $9bn financing

      Dish Network has lined up financing on its $25.5bn bid for Sprint Nextel, overcoming attempts by its rival suitor...

    34. May 9, 2013

      US companies tap investor rush for junk

      Corporate borrowers with fragile balance sheets are ramping up new debt sales this week, taking advantage of strong...

    35. May 3, 2013

      Macquarie posts first rise in annual profits in three years

      Macquarie Group has recorded an increase in annual profits for the first time in three years and announced a big...

    36. April 8, 2013

      China opens Aussie dollar direct trading

      Direct currency trading between the Australian dollar and the renminbi will begin this week, Julia Gillard, Australian...

    37. April 1, 2013

      China’s manufacturing picks up speed

      Chinese factory output expanded at its fastest pace in almost a year in March, but the rise was slower than most...

    38. March 13, 2013

      S&P 11 points shy of all-time high

      Wednesday 20:05 GMT. Wall Street staged a tentative rebound in afternoon trading, pushing the S&P 500 closer to an...

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