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  1. June 26, 2013

    Julia Gillard ousted as leader by rival Kevin Rudd

    The latest act of political bloodletting in Australian politics has led to Kevin Rudd winning back the leadership of the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 11, 2013

    Don't mention the R word

    That’s recession and the merest hint of the word sends Australian policymakers in to paroxysms of anger. For example, here’s...

  1. February 11, 2013

    ASX to keep monopoly on equity clearing

    The Australian Securities Exchange will keep its monopoly over the clearing and settlement of equity trades until at least...

  2. December 20, 2012

    Australia abandons budget pledge

    CANBERRA, December 20 – Australia’s government abandoned a long-held pledge to return its budget to surplus, blaming a...

  3. December 12, 2012

    LCH.Clearnet takes on ASX in clearing

    LCH.Clearnet, the transatlantic clearing house, is set to compete with the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) after announcing...

  4. The World

    October 23, 2012

    View from Australia: Abbott's "innocent comments"

    Opposition leader Tony Abbott with his two daughers (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Earlier this year Australia’s prime...

  5. October 22, 2012

    Australia unveils spending cuts

    Australia’s ruling Labor government has announced a round of spending cuts and new initiatives as it struggles to deliver a...

  6. September 5, 2012

    Doubts raised over Australian growth

    Australia has cemented its position as the fastest-growing economy in the developed world with another quarter of solid...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2012

    Don't look down (with Twiggy Forrest update)

    Presenting the latest price action in… iron ore. Nurse, would you please increase Mr Power’s dosage and tell Mr Swan to...

  8. July 8, 2012

    Rinehart editorial demands alarm Canberra

    The prospect of Gina Rinehart controlling or even acquiring Fairfax Media has caused alarm in Australia’s political capital...

  9. May 15, 2012

    Two-speed Australian economy creates unease

    When Tracey Robertson co-founded Brisbane-based Hoodlum in 1999 the Australian dollar was a source of competitive advantage...

  10. May 8, 2012

    Australia targets return to surplus

    Australia aims to be one of the first advanced economies to return its budget to a surplus following the financial crisis,...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The divergent recovery charted. A report by IMF researchers argues that the ongoing...

  12. FT Alphaville

    March 29, 2012

    SocGen vs Citi: the Aussie debate

    Having for so long been the darling of the high-beta FX world, the Australian dollar is having a bad time of it recently. It...

  13. March 25, 2012

    Labor suffers crushing loss in Queensland

    Australia’s ruling Labor party has suffered a humiliating defeat in a legislative election in Queensland that handed the...

  14. February 12, 2012

    Australian banks: no dice

    Australia’s banks are fighting back. Public anger towards the country’s big lenders is nearly as severe as in regions that...

  15. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2011

    Foster's $11bn sale to SABMiller approved

    SABMiller has received approval for its A$11.5bn ($11.2bn) deal to acquire Foster’s Group under Australia’s foreign...

  16. October 31, 2011

    Chi-X Australia makes low-key debut

    Chi-X Australia handled nearly A$4m of trades on its low-key debut as Australia’s first alternative venue for trading...

  17. September 7, 2011

    Australian economy bounces back

    Australia’s economy rebounded strongly in the second quarter with higher-than-expected growth of 1.2 per cent driven by...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: Fed must fix on a fresh target A prevailing...

  19. Money Supply

    August 12, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

    FOMC speak Three Federal Open Market Committee members give their take on the US economic outlook following Tuesday’s pledge...

  20. July 21, 2011

    Australia’s carbon tax

    It’s payback time. Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard, having relied on the Greens to get into power, is drumming up...

  21. May 22, 2011

    Lagarde leads race for top IMF job

    Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, has emerged as the leading contender to run the International Monetary Fund...

  22. FT Alphaville

    May 4, 2011

    Chi-x to open Australian exchange

    Australia has awarded an operating license to Chi-X Australia, paving the way for it to become the first foreign-owned stock...

  23. May 1, 2011

    Australia comtemplates rise in levy

    Australia’s compulsory retirement savings scheme, known as superannuation, is almost 20 years old and now stands at a...

  24. April 27, 2011

    Australia sees inflation surge to fresh high

    Australia has become the latest nation to be hit by a surge in inflation after the country’s consumer price index jumped a...

  25. April 8, 2011

    Quick View: What next for SGX and ASX?

    It was more of a bloody nose than a slap in the face. The rejection on Friday by Wayne Swan, Australia’s treasurer, of SGX’s...

  26. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2011

    ASX/SGX: 'no brainer', more deal speculation

    Magnus Bocker, the acquisitive chief of the Singapore Exchange, undoubtedly has his detractors. But, as we noted on...

  27. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2011

    Australia kills SGX-ASX deal

    Canberra formally rejected Singapore Exchange’s A$8.4bn ($8.8bn) bid for its Australian rival, ruling that the takeover...

  28. April 8, 2011

    Australia confirms rejection of SGX-ASX deal

    Canberra formally rejected Singapore Exchange’s A$8.4bn (US$8.8bn) bid for its Australian rival, ruling that the takeover...

  29. April 6, 2011

    Quick View: SGX-ASX, seen from Down Under

    Wayne Swan, Australia’s treasurer, faced a hammering on Wednesday as he attempted to defend his “preliminary” decision to...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 6, 2011

    ASX/SGX, the fantasy turns into a nightmare

    “Keep your money mate,” was the way Heard on the Street put it in response to Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan’s decision to...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 6, 2011

    Australia set to block ASX takeover

    The Australian government on Tuesday effectively killed off the Singapore Exchange’s planned A$8.4bn ($8.7bn) takeover of...

  32. April 5, 2011

    Swan clouds SGX vision for Asian bourse

    Magnus Böcker, chief executive of Singapore bourse SGX, can take credit for kicking off the wave of consolidation that has...

  33. April 5, 2011

    Quick View: What next for Singapore and the ASX?

    Five months ago SGX kicked off the current wave of global exchange consolidation by unveiling a merger with ASX, its...

  34. April 5, 2011

    Canberra set to quash takeover of ASX

    The Australian government effectively killed off the Singapore Exchange’s planned A$8.4bn ($8.7bn) takeover of its...

  35. March 24, 2011

    Australia: resource tax

    Pilbara 2, Canberra 0. Australia’s miners must be wishing they could play this opposition every week. Not only was the...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2011

    Canberra denies blocking exchange deal

    The Australian government has been forced to shoot down reports it will reject the Singapore Stock Exchange’s near $8.4bn...

  37. March 21, 2011

    Canberra denies exchanges deal has been blocked

    The Australian government has been forced to deny reports it will reject the Singapore Stock Exchange’s near $8.4bn bid for...

  38. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2011

    Byzantine insurance sagas: Axa-ed

    It’s not quite on the level of the Pru’s ill-fated $35.5bn (reduced to $31.38bn) attempt to acquire AIG’s main Asian unit in...

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