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  1. February 19, 2013

    BHP names insider to replace Kloppers

    BHP Billiton has named the head of its non-ferrous metals division Andrew Mackenzie as its chief executive, replacing Marius...

  2. February 15, 2013

    Global prime: the real costs

    The notion that a high net worth individual can swagger into any city in the world and buy a property with few obstacles to...

  1. February 15, 2013

    Prisoner X sparks Israel liberties debate

    When an Australian television programme broke the news this week of a Melbourne-born man’s death by apparent hanging in a...

  2. February 13, 2013

    Israel in uproar over gag on ‘Prisoner X’

    A furore has erupted in Israel over state secrecy rules gagging sensitive media reports after the government sought to quash...

  3. February 13, 2013

    Australia banks on housebuilding boost

    Sixty kilometres south-west of Sydney’s central business district, one of the largest new housing developments in Australia...

  4. February 11, 2013

    Australian miners face rising costs

    Shortly before resigning last month, Tom Albanese, the former chief executive of Rio Tinto, outlined his priorities for the...

  5. January 18, 2013

    Ned Kelly given final farewell

    More than a century after he was hanged for murder, descendants and admirers gathered on Friday to pay their final respects...

  6. January 11, 2013

    Nigeria ex-central banker in graft probe

    Nigerian anti-corruption investigators have questioned a former central bank governor of the west African country over a...

  7. November 18, 2012

    Blackstone seals Australian property deal

    Blackstone’s real estate arm has agreed a fourth Australian transaction in just over a year in a deal that underscores...

  8. November 12, 2012

    QBE warns Sandy will hit profits

    QBE has become the first big insurance company to warn of a significant hit to profits because of superstorm Sandy, saying...

  9. November 2, 2012

    The house that I built

    According to Winston Churchill, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” He should know. His...

  10. October 27, 2012

    AMP to take 49% stake in Newcastle Airport

    AMP Capital, a global investment manager with holdings in Melbourne and Launceston airports in Australia, is to buy a 49 per...

  11. October 4, 2012

    Chinese firm offers $850m for copper miner

    A Chinese private equity firm has launched an A$830m ($847m) takeover offer for Discovery Metals, a Botswana-focused copper...

  12. August 24, 2012

    Goodbye snow machine, g’day Australia

    Australia is on the agenda. It is more than three years since I was last there, but I have finally got myself organised to...

  13. August 15, 2012

    UK malls to buoy Westfield profits

    Stratford City, the high-end shopping centre at the entrance to the Olympic park, attracted 5.5m visitors over the course of...

  14. July 22, 2012

    Movers & shakers: July 23

    ● Johnny Heng has left Credit Suisse in Singapore, where he was managing director for ultra-high net worth individual and...

  15. July 13, 2012

    Virgin Australia chief takes on Qantas

    Know your enemy and know yourself. John Borghetti, chief executive of Virgin Australia, certainly does. He spent 36 years at...

  16. July 8, 2012

    Newsrooms reel after Fairfax digital move

    Australian journalists aren’t known for mincing their words. And the man running the country’s most venerable newspaper...

  17. June 29, 2012

    Fairfax hits back at Rinehart’s demands

    The war of words between Fairfax Media and Gina Rinehart intensified on Friday after the newspaper group accused Australia’s...

  18. June 29, 2012

    Mystery surrounds David Jones ‘offer’

    The prospect of a A$1.65bn (US$1.67bn) buyout of David Jones, Australia’s oldest department store operator, was fading last...

  19. June 23, 2012

    Sydney is fair game

    Sydney is to get its own contemporary art fair. These vast supermarkets for selling art are ever more popular: the past two...

  20. June 20, 2012

    Packer blesses News Corp’s A$2bn CMH bid

    Billionaire James Packer has moved to sever his family’s long association with the media sector by agreeing to sell his 50...

  21. June 1, 2012

    Expat lives: Man with the golden harp

    As musical director and harpsichordist of the Baroque ensemble Charivari Agréable, Kah-Ming Ng has toured all over the...

  22. May 15, 2012

    Going for sportswear gold

    Aidan Clarke is itching to reveal 2XU’s most extraordinary endorsement. But the 40-year-old co-founder of the Australian...

  23. April 24, 2012

    Melbourne uses short course techniques to revamp MBA

    Melbourne Business School, one of the best-known business schools in the Asia-Pacific, has redesigned its full-time MBA by...

  24. March 30, 2012

    Dining on cloud nine

    Melbourne On my first visit to Melbourne, six years ago, I learnt that Melbournites are obsessed with food, wine and coffee...

  25. March 28, 2012

    Apple pressed over iPads in Australia

    Apple has agreed to clarify that its new iPad is incompatible with 4G wireless networks in Australia after legal action by...

  26. March 23, 2012

    Sweet temptations

    For the second time in my life I recently underwent a professional ambush – by the sweetest wine on the planet. The first...

  27. March 22, 2012

    Working in Australia: the six biggest cities

    SYDNEY Flanked by the architectural icons of Bridge and Opera House, Sydney’s business centre lies within a beach-fringed...

  28. March 19, 2012

    Sky pulled news story on F1 shares

    The chief executive of British Sky Broadcasting ordered a news story to be removed from the Sky News website after an...

  29. March 16, 2012

    The List: Five great F1 cars

    As Formula One revs up for its first race of the season at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend, we asked...

  30. March 15, 2012

    Melbourne: Driving against local sentiment

    Lynda Britten has never actually watched the Melbourne Formula One race live. Yet the 43-year-old acquarobics instructor has...

  31. March 15, 2012

    Australian grand prix: Melbourne battles its GP sceptics

    Melbourne likes to promote itself as a natural home for major sporting events: the Australian Open tennis, Melbourne Cup...

  32. March 5, 2012

    CVC seeks buyer for Nine ticketing arm

    The private equity owner of Nine Entertainment, the Australian media group, is seeking a buyer for Ticketek, the country’s...

  33. March 2, 2012

    Eating out in Sydney

     Sydney I arrived in Sydney feeling “crook”, or ill in Australian. This led, at 9.45 on a Monday morning, to a 10-minute...

  34. February 17, 2012

    Wake up calls for Waikiki

    The Fast Lane took a sharp curve into the Pacific last week and touched down in Honolulu for what’s become an annual...

  35. February 16, 2012

    Qantas to cut jobs as profit halves

    Qantas has announced plans to axe 500 jobs and said more could follow as the Australian airline, which is battling high fuel...

  36. February 10, 2012

    Expat lives: Milking it down under

    At the House of Anvers – a chocolate house in Latrobe, Tasmania – Igor Van Gerwen makes dark chocolates shaped like cut...

  37. February 10, 2012

    The trend: Aussie coffee for Paris

    They queue in the rain for a crackly baguette, debate the merits of goose versus duck foie gras, and detect notes of...

  38. December 15, 2011

    CVC faces fight to revive Nine’s fortunes

    At the beginning of this century, a struggling Channel Nine was as unthinkable to Australians as a weak national cricket...

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