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      Australian grocery sector grapples with new reality

      The rapid incursion of Aldi into Australia’s A$100bn supermarkets and groceries sector has exposed problems at its...

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      Australian food retail: no more goodwill

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    1. Fast FT

      20 hours ago

      Glencore sells stake in Australian mine to Evolution

      Glencore and Australian group Evolution Mining have agreed a deal to share costs and production at the Swiss group’s...

    2. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Impairments hand Wesfarmers lowest profit in 14 years

      Asset impairments have handed Wesfarmers its worst bottom-line result in more than a decade, as the Australian...

    3. August 23, 2016

      Post-holiday guilt and the risk of marginal weight gains

      We have all had the experience of returning home from a wonderful holiday abroad only to find that our trousers no...

    4. August 23, 2016

      Australia: yield to investment

      Sometimes, confidence is enough to make it through testing times. On Tuesday, the ANZ and Roy Morgan consumer...

    5. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Australian consumer confidence hits highest since 2013

      They look like a bunch of happy little Vegemites as a weekly measure of consumer confidence in Australia has hit its...

    6. August 19, 2016

      Profits elusive for Australia’s oil companies

      The slumping oil price has carved a chunk out of Australian oil and gas majors, with Woodside Petroleum reporting that...

    7. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Australian banking system outlook revised to negative: Moody's

      Moody’s Investors Service has revised the outlook for the Australian banking system to negative from stable, although...

    8. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Woodside profit halves, Santos swings to loss

      Australian oil and gas majors Woodside Petroleum and Santos have both suffered as the price of oil took a tumble in the...

    9. August 18, 2016

      Australian state’s power crisis sparks green energy backlash

      When the furnaces were turned off at South Australia’s last coal-fired power plant in May, clean-energy campaigners...

    10. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Treasury Wine shares leap as net profit doubles

      2016 proved to be, as they say, a very good year for Treasury Wine Estates – the maker of Penfolds Grange – as it...

    11. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan trade, Aus jobs, China property

      It was a choppy night for markets as the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting showed committee...

    12. August 17, 2016

      Bolivia makes first shipment of lithium to China

      Bolivia has made progress in its aim to become the world’s biggest exporter of lithium with its first shipment of the...

    13. August 17, 2016

      Australia to shut Manus offshore detention centre

      Australia is to close one of two offshore detention centres for asylum seekers, in a move that challenges the country’s...

    14. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      BHP Billiton shares up more than 3% after record loss

      The Australia-listed shares of BHP Billiton have turned in a solid performance a day after the miner reported its...

    15. August 17, 2016

      Australia steels itself for Whyalla showdown

      The politically charged rescue of Arrium, one of two surviving Australian steelmakers, is entering a critical phase...

    16. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      China outbound FDI up over 60% in year to date

      China’s outbound foreign direct investment rose more than 60 per cent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2016 as...

    17. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Moody's affirms Australia's triple A credit rating

      That Gideon Rachman. What’s that bloke on about, eh? Any more negative and cautionary on Australia and you’d think the...

    18. August 16, 2016

      Slowing death rate hits Australian funeral home operator’s shares

      Australia’s slowing death rate has weighed on InvoCare, the Asia-Pacific region’s largest funeral home operator,...

    19. August 15, 2016

      Why Australia’s luck may be running out

      Australians of a nervous disposition should probably avoid reading the Chinese press and social media at the moment. A...

    20. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Santos shares stabilise after $1bn GLNG impairment

      Shares in Santos have recovered from early declines after the Australia-listed oil and gas producer announced it would...

    21. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Rising bad debts crimp NAB's 3Q earnings

      Rising bad debt put a dent in National Australia Bank’s earnings for the June quarter. In its third-quarter trading...

    22. The World

      August 13, 2016

      Further reading on Chinese nationalism and its nervous neighbours

      One topic that I am following closely at the moment is the resurgence of Chinese nationalism and the growing...

    23. August 13, 2016

      Rio 2016: Wiggins wins to break GB Olympic medal record

      Sir Bradley Wiggins has won his fifth Olympic gold medal as Britain’s team pursuit cyclists powered their way to...

    24. August 12, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production forecast

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials — copper....

    25. August 12, 2016

      End free trade mentality, says Australia’s populist politician

      Australia’s government needs to scrap its “free trade Taliban mentality”, buy more local products and properly...

    26. August 11, 2016

      Australia moves to block A$10bn power grid sale to Chinese

      Australia moved to block the A$10bn-plus ($7.7bn) sale of a controlling stake in the country’s biggest electricity...

    27. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Glencore bumps up copper production

      Glencore, the miner and commodity trader, has increased guidance for one of its most important raw materials – copper....

    28. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Australia blocks Ausgrid bids on national interest grounds

      Australia’s federal government has blocked separate bids from Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure and China’s State...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 10, 2016

      Could immigration controls be the solution to New Zealand's frothy housing market?

      Here’s an interesting thought from Grant Spencer, the Deputy Governor in charge of financial stability at the Reserve...

    30. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      China 10-year bond yield dips below 2.7%

      With investors already banking on Japan and Australia cutting interest rates again, some now appear to be betting China...

    31. August 10, 2016

      Australia halts census after cyber attacks

      Australia’s first attempt to conduct its population census online has spectacularly blown up after a series of cyber...

    32. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Commonwealth Bank books record A$9.45bn profit

      Commonwealth Bank struck a cautiously optimistic tone on its outlook as it booked a record profit for the financial...

    33. August 9, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Australia women make rugby history

      Rugby history was made in a remote corner of Rio de Janeiro on Monday as the Australian women’s team claimed the first...

    34. The Exchange

      August 9, 2016

      Brexit: Two-track trade talks are best for UK

      There is general confusion over who is in charge of Britain’s trade negotiations with the EU. The trio of ministers...

    35. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Australian dollar slides as NAB flags RBA rate cuts, QE

      Vanity Fair, in a recent interview with Margot Robbie, the Australian actress and collaterlised debt obligation...

    36. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Provisions weigh on ANZ's 9-month cash profit

      Provisions for bad debts weighed upon ANZ Banking Group’s cash profit as the Australian lender released its trading...

    37. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Investcorp sells Tyrrells Crisps for £300m

      Private equity firm Investcorp has sold Britain’s Tyrrells Crisps for £300m, including debt, to the American maker of...

    38. August 7, 2016

      Worldpay set to expand into Australia

      Worldpay, the UK’s largest payments processor, which floated on the UK stock exchange last October, is pushing into...

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