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    1. June 27, 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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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