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      Iron ore in biggest daily fall since March

      Iron ore suffered its biggest one day percentage drop since March, falling by more than 5 per cent, as shipments of the...

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    1. July 2, 2015

      Delayed tax-free childcare initiative prompts concerns

      The introduction of a subsidy for working parents has been postponed by more than a year, until 2017, with the government...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Serco’s Soames says group in ‘good order’ after scandals

      Serco pointed to £1bn in contract wins, including a deal with the Saudi Railway Company, as evidence that its business is...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Asciano: ships of good hope

      Brookfield, the Canada-listed asset manager, says it has made an offer for Asciano, the Australian commodity transporter....

    4. July 1, 2015

      Australian doctors sound alarm over border law

      Australian doctors have vowed to continue speaking out on human rights abuses at offshore detention centres in defiance of a...

    5. July 1, 2015

      Coal bid sets up clash of mining heavyweights

      It is a tantalising prospect for deal junkies: Sir Mick Davis going head-to-head with his arch rival Ivan Glasenberg in a...

    6. July 1, 2015

      Canada’s Brookfield targets Australia’s Asciano in $6.8bn deal

      Canada’s Brookfield has made an A$8.8bn (US$6.8bn) takeover offer for Australian ports operator Asciano, amid a surge of...

    7. June 30, 2015

      Greeks embark on Australian odyssey for new life Down Under

      Tens of thousands of Greeks fled their homeland for a new life Down Under in the aftermath of the second world war. Now,...

    8. June 29, 2015

      Mick Davis’s X2 in talks to buy Rio Tinto coal assets in Australia

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, is in “serious” talks with Rio Tinto about a multibillion-dollar offer to buy some...

    9. 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 Monday...

    10. June 28, 2015

      Traders anxious ahead of extra second in day

      For some traders Tuesday evening could mean a blissful extra moment in bed. For others, it could be a nightmare. At midnight...

    11. June 28, 2015

      Goodbye Australia, hello China at Invesco Perpetual

      Invesco Perpetual’s Ian Hargreaves has held on to a handful of Australian stocks within his Asia Trust despite a big change...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Interview: maverick museum-owner David Walsh

      The Tasmanian collector and professional gambler David Walsh is discussing the chances of his private museum outside Hobart,...

    13. June 26, 2015

      Thousands hit by offshore pensions curbs

      Thousands of British citizens have been caught up in a clampdown on overseas pension transfers, which is expected to leave...

    14. June 26, 2015

      Chance to Shine cricket charity takes guard for ‘second innings’

      In the 10 years since England won a famous Ashes victory against Australia, more than 4,300 state schools have put cricket...

    15. June 25, 2015

      Boom in once-scarce ‘rare earth’ metals ends in US miner’s bust

      A slump in the prices of obscure metals used in advanced electronics claimed its highest-profile victim on Thursday when the...

    16. June 24, 2015

      Anglo American: discount disadvantage

      It’s a long walk to financial freedom. Ask Anglo American, whose South African platinum subsidiary Amplats plans to...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2015

      Slater & Gordon and the ASIC

      The Australia listed law group Slater & Gordon held an investor day on Wednesday to talk about its purchase of almost all of...

    18. June 24, 2015

      Adani shelves work on Australian coal project

      Adani Mining has suspended preparatory engineering work on its Carmichael project in Australia, one of the world’s biggest...

    19. June 23, 2015

      How does UK pension provision compare worldwide?

      What do Chile, Finland, Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands have in common? The answer is that these countries are...

    20. June 21, 2015

      Frank Lowy: Australia’s fast-footed tycoon

      When Frank Lowy fell from a podium and landed on his head at the A-League soccer final in Melbourne last month the...

    21. June 21, 2015

      Immigrants join the Canadian ‘express’

      Zoe Cremin, an Irish software engineer living in Vancouver, was worried that she would have to leave Canada when her working...

    22. June 17, 2015

      Global cotton futures contract clears hurdle

      Intercontinental Exchange moved a step closer to listing a new cotton futures contract linked to delivery points around the...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      June 17, 2015

      Colourful sky

      A rainbow is seen over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia   ...

    24. June 17, 2015

      Iron ore miners look beyond current price rebound with concern

      As iron ore prices slumped to the lowest level since the financial crisis in March, Andrew Forrest, the chairman and founder...

    25. June 17, 2015

      Foreign competitors sour Australian grocery sector

      Australia’s supermarket wars have claimed a big victim with Grant O’Brien, the chief executive of Woolworths, stepping down...

    26. June 16, 2015

      Property law: foreign ownership of Australian residential homes

      1. Rules on foreign ownership of Australian residential property I’ve heard the Australian government is cracking down on...

    27. June 16, 2015

      Funerals: dust to gold dust

      Death comes for all of us. Start saving now. The average UK funeral costs £3,600, on one estimate, having doubled over the...

    28. June 16, 2015

      Iron ore: buoyancy

      The specific gravity of iron ore is roughly five. That means it cannot float on water, or air. The iron ore price has no...

    29. June 15, 2015

      People smuggler payments claim hits Australia-Indonesia relations

      Tony Abbott came to power promising “more Jakarta, less Geneva”. But halfway through his first term as prime minister,...

    30. June 15, 2015

      Australian miners campaign for NGOs to lose tax benefits

      Mining companies have called on the Australian government to strip tax privileges from environmental groups, claiming public...

    31. June 13, 2015

      iAboriginal art auction: Australia’s first nation comes to the saleroom

      It is not uncommon for a seminal exhibition to transform an art market. Only very rarely does it create one. Dreamings: The...

    32. June 12, 2015

      Coal: slagged off

      Coal is the most hated commodity in the world. The tale of woe is familiar: falling demand in China, cheaper gas and...

    33. June 12, 2015

      Australia accused of bribing people traffickers

      Australia has come under pressure to clarify whether its navy paid the crew of a boat full of asylum seekers to persuade...

    34. June 12, 2015

      Shares in Rio Tinto’s Australian uranium unit halve

      Rio Tinto has withdrawn its support for the expansion of one of the world’s biggest uranium mines, causing shares in its...

    35. June 11, 2015

      Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou — inventors of the HPV vaccine

      Ian Frazer has global ambitions. The co-inventor, with Jian Zhou, of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the...

    36. June 11, 2015

      Cloned Brazilian eucalyptus holds key to higher productivity

      Less than an hour from São Paulo, the car turns off the highway and suddenly the landscape looks weirdly Australian. Tall...

    37. June 10, 2015

      Flybe: plane truths

      Every year in the Hunter valley of Australia, antique biplanes race steam trains. Until recently, the trains always won. In...

    38. June 10, 2015

      Australia cuts foreign aid in favour of budget repair

      Australian aid agencies are scrapping projects and putting volunteer programmes on hold following record cuts in public...

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