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    1. 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...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2015

      Markets go up, markets go down... apparently even in China

      Chinese equity markets are nuts. And the search for a narrative to explain this week’s moves is becoming ever nuttier....

    1. July 23, 2015

      South32 hires advisers to boost defences

      South32, the mining group demerged from BHP Billiton, has hired advisers to bolster its defences in the event of a bid...

    2. July 12, 2015

      Alternative returns diluted as popularity of funds soars

      Heightened market uncertainty has encouraged investors to funnel vast amounts of money towards alternative fund...

    3. June 29, 2015

      Shadow banks take up the running in risky lending

      For decades local upstarts and foreign powerhouses have tried to crack the US corporate banking sector, usually...

    4. May 8, 2015

      Macquarie soars after beating profit forecasts

      Macquarie Group shares surged on Friday after the bank overshot analysts’ full-year profit expectations and rewarded...

    5. April 8, 2015

      Japan’s annual coal benchmark influence on the wane

      Japan’s annual supply agreements, which run from April, the start of the country’s financial year, remain one of the...

    6. March 25, 2015

      Thermal coal retreats on fears over Japanese deal

      Australian thermal coal prices — the benchmark for the giant Asian market — have surrendered recent gains as traders...

    7. March 9, 2015

      Gold surrenders gains for the year

      Gold has surrendered all of its gains for the year as investor attention focuses on a strengthening US dollar and the...

    8. December 15, 2014

      China plans first oil futures contract

      China has approved a new oil futures contract, with the world’s largest importer of oil saying it hopes to attract...

    9. October 6, 2014

      Indian coal import growth outstrips China

      Could India soon overtake China as the world’s biggest consumer of seaborne thermal coal? For many miners and traders,...

    10. September 29, 2014

      Pimco move highlights clout of Bear’s alumni

      The appointment of Daniel Ivascyn as the chief investment officer of Pimco shines a spotlight on the power wielded on...

    11. September 25, 2014

      Iron ore at five-month low on China fears

      Mounting fears about a slowdown in Chinese steel consumption has seen the price of iron ore, a critical component in...

    12. August 13, 2014

      Copper slumps on Chinese demand concern

      Copper has sunk to its lowest level since June after weak economic data fuelled concerns about the prospects for demand...

    13. July 3, 2014

      Copper confounds bears with strong gains

      Copper rose for a 10th successive day on Thursday, boosted by an improved outlook in China and increased investor...

    14. 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...

    15. June 12, 2014

      Ripples spread from China metals probe

      The port city in northeastern China is famous for its Tsingtao brewery that was founded more than a century ago with...

    16. June 6, 2014

      Coal cargo price slips to four-year low

      Thermal coal was in focus after a European cargo fetched the lowest price in four years. According to Argus, the price...

    17. June 4, 2014

      Copper retreats on China financing fears

      Copper prices slipped on the back of a stronger dollar and concerns over the use of the commodity in financing deals in...

    18. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Tough times ahead for Slim

      Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

    19. May 16, 2014

      Iron ore hits 20-month low on China concerns

      Iron ore fell to its lowest level in 20 months on Friday after bearish signs from the Chinese steel industry and...

    20. May 14, 2014

      Wall Street banks count commodities trading profits

      While the world has been writing epitaphs for Wall Street banks’ commodity trading desks, Wall Street has been counting...

    21. May 4, 2014

      Macquarie: billion-dollar baby

      Right time, right place. Wall Street has suffered its worst start to the bond trading year since 2008. But Macquarie...

    22. May 2, 2014

      Macquarie buoyed by active US energy markets

      Macquarie Group has reported a near-50 per cent jump in full-year net profits, as Australia’s biggest investment bank...

    23. April 29, 2014

      Industry grows impatient as PF2’s teething problems persist

      PF2 was supposed to be the phoenix from the ashes of the much-criticised private finance initiative programme, under...

    24. April 4, 2014

      Aggressive buybacks can create hostages to fortune

      News that BHP may be divorcing Billiton after 13 turbulent years was welcomed this week by shareholders, who expected...

    25. March 31, 2014

      South Korea raises stakes in gamble for Chinese punters

      Jeju Island’s white beaches and volcanic landscape are a source of pride for South Koreans, but its roulette tables and...

    26. March 27, 2014

      Cargill and Brazil’s Copersucar join forces in sugar venture

      Cargill, a leading US agricultural trading house, and Brazil’s Copersucar have agreed to join forces to create one of...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 25, 2014

      Default risks surge at China steel mills - survey

      Chinese steel mills were suffering a medley of woes in mid-March as sales slowed, production levels slumped and profits...

    28. March 14, 2014

      Dr Copper catches a dose of Chinese flu

      “Dr Copper” is poorly. And the prognosis isn’t clear. The red metal suffered a brutal sell-off last week that pushed...

    29. March 2, 2014

      Goldman Sachs joins scramble for African mobile telecoms

      Goldman Sachs has made a bet on Africa’s booming mobile phone industry, joining a nearly $500m capital raising by...

    30. February 12, 2014

      Supply cuts light up uranium prospects

      Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the tremors continue to reverberate through the...

    31. February 11, 2014

      European thermal coal prices fall as mild weather saps demand

      European thermal coal prices fell to their lowest level since September as the continent’s mild winter sapped demand...

    32. January 10, 2014

      Nickel gains ahead of Indonesia ban

      Nickel saw its biggest one day gain since October as traders unwound short positions before the introduction of...

    33. January 2, 2014

      Copper climbs to seven-month high

      Copper bounded to a seven-month high amid shrinking stocks of refined product and optimism about the economic outlook...

    34. December 27, 2013

      Textron lifts off after closing Beechcraft deal

      Textron shares traded at their highest levels in more than five years after the maker of Cessna planes confirmed that...

    35. December 19, 2013

      Glencore Xstrata increases stake in African copper mine

      Glencore Xstrata has spent $430m to raise its stake in an African copper mine in a sign of the commodity group’s...

    36. December 12, 2013

      Fortum asset sale achieves €2.55bn for Finnish electricity grid

      Fortum has sold its Finnish electricity grid for €2.55bn to a consortium led by Borealis and First State infrastructure...

    37. December 1, 2013

      Rothschild launches UK fund manager

      Edmond de Rothschild has launched a new UK fund management business in an attempt to increase assets under management...

    38. November 17, 2013

      Aberdeen M&A deal prevails despite Swip outflows

      Scottish Widows Investment Partnership is one of the most unpopular fund groups with investors this year, but this has...

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