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    1. February 3, 2016

      Nasdaq wins Australian equities clearing deal

      Australia’s main stock exchange is planning to use tried-and-trusted systems to upgrade equities clearing, even as it...

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      February 3, 2016

      NAB shares slide after Clydesdale spin-off

      National Australia Bank’s (Clydesdale) horse has finally been unbolted. Shares in the Australian lender were down...

    1. January 25, 2016

      Blockchain backers urged to consider protecting users from fraud

      Financial groups betting on the promise of blockchain technology should consider covering the cost of fraudulent...

    2. January 22, 2016

      Blythe Masters’ blockchain start-up raises $50m and inks ASX deal

      Digital Asset Holdings, a blockchain start-up run by former JPMorgan executive Blythe Masters, has raised more than...

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      January 22, 2016

      ASX to test blockchain for trade settlement

      The Australian Securities Exchange announced it has enlisted Digital Asset Holdings to develop a new system for...

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      January 18, 2016

      NAB announces Clydesdale IPO pricing

      National Australia Bank has revealed the pricing for the UK initial public offering of its Clydesdale and Yorkshire...

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      January 14, 2016

      Home Retail shares jump on plan to sell Homebase

      Home Retail Group shares have jumped 3 per cent in London to £1.54 after it announced it was in advanced talks to sell...

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      January 13, 2016

      Home Retail nears sale of Homebase

      Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers is nearing a deal to buy Homebase, the UK DIY chain owned by Home Retail Group, for...

    7. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Australian shares in longest losing streak since GFC

      It has been a “hateful eight” for Australian shares, and there’s about as much red sloshing around the ASX at the...

    8. December 23, 2015

      Slater & Gordon faces potential class action suit

      Slater & Gordon, the listed Australian law firm that bought most of UK peer Quindell earlier this year, is facing a...

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      December 23, 2015

      Commodity slide spurs Aurizon profit warning

      Surely time for some sort of trainwreck pun as Australian freight railway operator Aurizon issued a profit warning and...

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      December 23, 2015

      Slater & Gordon faces possible class action suit

      Slater & Gordon, one of the world’s first publicly listed law firms, faces a potential class action law suit from...

    11. December 22, 2015

      ASX eyes ‘blockchain’ for risk management of market trades

      ASX, Australia’s main exchanges operator, is looking at employing so-called “blockchain” in the country’s financial...

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      December 17, 2015

      Packer plays down Crown privatisation

      James Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings has played down press speculation it was going to team up with private...

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      December 15, 2015

      Qantas shares rise on profit upgrade

      Efforts to cut costs at Qantas are receiving a huge boost from lower oil prices, allowing the Flying Kangaroo to...

    14. December 10, 2015

      BC Iron reviews JV amid ore price slump

      It’s an odd day for Australia’s iron ore miners. As Gina Rinehart bids farewell to the first shipment of iron ore from...

    15. December 8, 2015

      Woodside drops A$11.6bn Oil Search bid

      Woodside Petroleum has walked away from an A$11.6bn (US$8.4bn) bid for smaller rival Oil Search as the price of oil...

    16. December 7, 2015

      Dollar marches higher while Wall Street takes a breather

      Monday 21:30 GMT A seven-year low in US oil prices and a 16-year low in average commodity prices dragged on...

    17. December 7, 2015

      Australia aims to foster tech boom in face of mining bust

      Atlassian, one of Australia’s biggest computer software companies, is expected to raise more than US$350m in a US...

    18. July 30, 2015

      Dollar up as Fed rate expectations build

      Thursday 21:0 0 BST. The dollar and shorter-term US Treasury bond yields crept back towards multiyear highs amid...

    19. July 27, 2015

      Shanghai stock tumble hits global markets

      Monday 21.00 BST. Global stock markets suffered a miserable start to the week as selling re-emerged in force in...

    20. June 29, 2015

      Slater & Gordon admits reporting errors

      Slater & Gordon, one of the world’s first publicly listed law firms, lost almost a quarter of its market value on...

    21. May 24, 2015

      Suffering Australian miners look to capitalise on ‘pot boom’

      A downturn in the resources industry has prompted a growing number of struggling Australian miners to switch their...

    22. April 7, 2015

      Australian derivatives shift to centralised clearing

      The derivatives market in Australia has experienced a pronounced shift towards centralised clearing, a central aim of...

    23. March 31, 2015

      Australian tech start-ups stir amid nascent economic transition

      The pool table and trendy murals at MYOB’s offices would not look out of place in Silicon Valley. But the software...

    24. March 29, 2015

      BlackRock avoids accidental takeover of Australian engineering company

      BlackRock has avoided being forced to make an embarrassing takeover offer for an Australian engineering company after...

    25. February 12, 2015

      Australian exchange launches technology overhaul

      ASX, the Australian exchange, has launched an overhaul of its technology systems as it tries to expand new services...

    26. October 7, 2014

      CME wins clearing approval in Australia

      CME Group is to join the increasingly competitive market for clearing off-exchange interest rate swaps in Australia...

    27. 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...

    28. June 30, 2014

      Healthscope A$2.6bn IPO set to be Australia’s biggest since 2010

      Healthscope, the Australian private hospital chain, will seek to raise up to A$2.6bn (US$2.5bn) from a stock market...

    29. April 28, 2014

      Australia’s Goodman Fielder rejects A$1.3bn Wilmar offer

      Shares in Goodman Fielder, one of Australia’s largest food groups, jumped 18 per cent per cent on Monday after it...

    30. April 9, 2014

      Stocks extend gains after Fed minutes

      Wednesday 21:15 BST. US stocks extended early gains, Treasury bonds pared losses and the dollar retreated as market...

    31. March 20, 2014

      Australia considers diluting gender reporting rules

      Canberra is considering diluting gender reporting rules on companies, even as new statistics show that men continue to...

    32. February 6, 2014

      Virgin Australia share price drop probed by regulators

      Virgin Australia confirmed it would post a loss of A$49m (US$44m) for the last six months of 2013, in an update to...

    33. November 28, 2013

      Australia blocks ADM takeover of GrainCorp

      The Australian government has blocked Archer Daniels Midland’s A$3.4bn (US$3.1bn) takeover of GrainCorp, saying the...

    34. October 3, 2013

      ICE and NYSE Euronext go where other exchanges have struggled

      IntercontinentalExchange’s purchase of NYSE Euronext has moved one step closer after passing a key European regulatory...

    35. September 5, 2013

      Australian gold miner Newcrest tightens up on analyst contacts

      Newcrest is tightening up its procedures for contacts with corporate analysts amid an investigation by Australian...

    36. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Asian stocks were broadly higher and emerging market currencies strengthened but trading was mixed ahead of policy...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose, although gains were pared by disappointing China trade data. The Nikkei was 0.1% higher, the Hang...

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose and gold, the dollar and the Korean won all rallied after Alcoa kicked off US earnings with better...

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