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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 23, 2015

      Australia plays England

      A general view shows the One Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket match between Australia and England in the field as...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Thermal coal pick-up creates a stir

      A sudden burst of activity has set tongues wagging in the thermal coal market. Over the past week, someone has been paying...

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    1. January 23, 2015

      Commodities rout roils Australia Inc

      Iron ore miner Arrium has become the latest Australian illustration of the widening fallout from a plunge in global...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Tennis fans hunt for autographs

      Benjamin Becker of Germany signs autographs after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in their second round singles match...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Tobacco groups poised to sue government over plain packaging plan

      Tobacco companies have said they would be prepared to sue the UK government if it forced them to remove branding from...

    4. January 22, 2015

      Australia’s drab packets discourage new smokers

      There has been even less glamour to smoking in Australia since it became the first country to introduce plain packaging in...

    5. January 22, 2015

      Haunted by historical images in digital form

      Xavier Di Petta and Chris Wild arrived at their vocation — as digital curators of historical pictures — in very different...

    6. January 21, 2015

      BHP: hobby horses

      Tristram Shandy, the eponymous narrator in Laurence Sterne’s comic novel, complains of whimsical obsessions. Pressing the...

    7. January 21, 2015

      Australian wine exports rise amid growing premium demand

      The value of Australian wine exports has risen for the first time since 2007 amid growing demand for premium brands from key...

    8. January 20, 2015

      Citic forced into Sino Iron writedown as ore prices sink

      The precipitous drop in iron ore prices claimed another victim on Tuesday, with Chinese conglomerate Citic announcing a...

    9. January 20, 2015

      William Hill consolidates Australia brands in growth push

      Shares in UK bookmaker William Hill — whose latest trading update was last night accidentally released to analysts in...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2015

      Mladenovic serves

      Kristina Mladenovic of France serves to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their first round match at the Australian Open...

    11. January 19, 2015

      Macquarie lifts profit forecast

      Macquarie Group expects profits to rise 10-20 per cent in the year ended March 2015 because of improved trading conditions...

    12. January 18, 2015

      John Laing poised for stock market return

      John Laing is poised for a stock market return through a share offering that could value the infrastructure group at up to...

    13. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    14. January 18, 2015

      Income recession lays bare fragility in Australia’s economy

      Phil Ramondino has driven his tipper truck around building sites in Australia for almost 30 years, providing a ground-level...

    15. January 17, 2015

      World just had hottest year on record

      Last year was the hottest on record, two US government agencies confirmed on Friday, in what scientists said was yet more...

    16. January 16, 2015

      Stocks rally in wake of Swiss bombshell

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Calmer conditions prevailed in global markets at the end of a week that saw volatility intensify sharply...

    17. January 15, 2015

      What is going on in Australia’s labour market?

      Australia’s volatile monthly labour report delivered another surprise to the market on Thursday, with December data showing...

    18. January 15, 2015

      Tensions flare at Australian refugee camp

      Hundreds of asylum seekers at Australia’s detention centre on Manus Island have gone on hunger strike in protest against...

    19. January 15, 2015

      Carmakers hit the skids in Australia

      Australia’s big three car manufacturers are slashing prices and rolling out new models in an attempt to reverse an alarming...

    20. January 13, 2015

      Falling oil price fuels lower costs for miners

      Who is the lowest cost iron ore producer of them all? A couple of months ago the answer to that question was relatively...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      Getting around the "safe asset shortage", Australian style

      For those who forgot to mark their calendars, January 1 marked the official start date of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio,...

    22. January 9, 2015

      ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’, by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

      A huge success in its authors’ native Australia, The 13-Storey Treehouse fuses text and cartooning in the manner of the...

    23. January 8, 2015

      Central bank hopes bolster equities

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. The prospect of continued central bank policy accommodation and renewed optimism about the US economy...

    24. January 7, 2015

      Timeline of recent terror attacks

      The attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday follows a spate of so-called “lone wolf” or “wolf pack”...

    25. January 6, 2015

      How financiers turned back forces of equality

      In 1920, the 1 per cent — the top percentile of the income distribution — accounted for 15-20 per cent of total gross income...

    26. January 6, 2015

      Moonpig halts app purchases as it probes security flaw claim

      Moonpig has suspended purchases of its personalised greetings cards through mobile apps while it investigates claims that...

    27. January 6, 2015

      Australian dollar rises after upbeat data

      The Australian dollar made its sharpest gains in three months on Tuesday, after economic data at home and abroad supported...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      January 5, 2015

      Bushfires devastate Southern Australia

      A deer lays dead after a bushfire moved through the area near One Tree Hill in the Adelaide Hills. Firefighters raced on...

    29. December 26, 2014

      Aboriginal communities under threat

      Dickie Bedford was born in the 1960s at a time when thousands of aboriginal people were being evicted from pastoral cattle...

    30. December 23, 2014

      Chinese property tycoon snaps up Australia cinema chain

      A Chinese property tycoon has bought Australia’s second-largest cinema chain in a deal that underlines mainland interest in...

    31. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      Development aid: 'tis the season to be cutting

      Christmas is a time for giving, but not if you are Australia. Last week the government announced the second big cut in...

    32. December 22, 2014

      Supply is key to commodities’ volatile year

      “Demand hasn’t been bad,” Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, one of the world’s resource companies, told...

    33. December 22, 2014

      Spain’s Ferrovial abandons bid for Transfield

      Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial has ended takeover talks with Transfield Services following the rejection of a A$1bn...

    34. December 22, 2014

      Wall Street extends run of gains

      Monday 21.00 GMT. Hopes that oil prices might have finally found a floor helped keep the recent rally in global equities...

    35. December 21, 2014

      Tony Abbott sacks defence minister in Australia cabinet reshuffle

      Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, on Sunday reshuffled his cabinet and pledged a renewed focus on the economy in an...

    36. December 19, 2014

      Small-cap Week, December 20

      MySale was among the small-cap casualties this week: the “flash sale” fashion website delivered a profit warning just six...

    37. December 19, 2014

      Clive Palmer media adviser charged over banker plot

      The colourful world of Australian politics took a bizarre turn on Friday when the spin-doctor of politician-turned-mining...

    38. December 18, 2014

      Australia steps up disposals with A$13bn electricity grid sale

      The Australian state of New South Wales has outlined plans to raise A$13bn (US$10.6bn) from the partial sale of its...

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