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    Australian police say they have thwarted a plan by Islamist radicals to kidnap a person at random from the streets of Sydney...

  2. September 15, 2014

    Markets wary as Chinese data disappoint

    Monday 21:00 BST Global equity markets started the week on a cautious note as participants digested some disappointing...

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  1. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

    In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

  2. September 8, 2014

    Museum of Contemporary Art Café, Sydney

    Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney WiFi: Yes (free) Plug sockets: Yes (limited) Price of an espresso: A$4 ($3.75)...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team

    Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team Marc Newson, an award-winning Australian designer, has joined Apple’s design team, in...

  4. MBA blog

    September 2, 2014

    One semester down!

    It’s been five months since I began my MBA journey at the University of Sydney. The Sydney MBA is a little different to...

  5. August 21, 2014

    Five homes perfect for opera lovers

    12 Douglas Parade, Dover Heights, Sydney, Australia, A$10m ($9.32m) Where About six miles east of Sydney Harbour Bridge and...

  6. August 15, 2014

    BHP Billiton: inception

    The 2010 science fiction heist film Inception is a thrilling tale of the break-up of an Australian energy conglomerate. A...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    August 7, 2014

    Swan Lake on Bondi

    Jason Reed/Reuters Dancers from the Australian Ballet at the Bondi Icebergs oceanside pool in Sydney take advantage of the...

  8. August 1, 2014

    Hiring spree boosts profits for recruiter Robert Walters

    Strong hiring markets around the world boosted interim pre-tax profits by over a third at Robert Walters, but the...

  9. July 31, 2014

    Loose global monetary policies undercut Asia volatility contracts

    The impact on equity markets of loose monetary policy from central banks across the world is undercutting attempts in Asia...

  10. July 30, 2014

    Rio Tinto closes dire chapter with $50m Mozambique coal sale

    Rio Tinto is to sell its coal assets in Mozambique for $50m – a fraction of the multibillion-dollar price it paid for...

  11. July 23, 2014

    BHP mines record level of iron ore

    BHP Billiton mined a record amount of iron ore in the 12 months to July, beating its own forecasts, and said production...

  12. July 18, 2014

    FT Masterclass: Extreme sailing with Roman Hagara

    The smile on Roman Hagara’s face when I say that I was once a pretty decent sailor is friendly but undeniably forced. It...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    July 16, 2014

    Waiting for waves in Wanda

    Jason Reed/Reuters Young surfers, nicknamed ‘grommets’ in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a...

  14. July 11, 2014

    Interview: director Benedict Andrews

    Open a copy of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and you will find the playwright’s lyrical description of the...

  15. The World

    July 10, 2014

    World's most expensive cities for expats

    For those expats bemoaning the cost of a burger in Geneva or rent in Tokyo, it could be worse. They could be living in...

  16. June 30, 2014

    Healthscope A$2.6bn IPO set to be Australia’s biggest since 2010

    Healthscope, the Australian private hospital chain, will seek to raise up to A$2.6bn (US$2.5bn) from a stock market float...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Kenmare rejects Iluka approach

    Kenmare Resources has rejected a paper-based takeover approach pitched at £470m from its larger Sydney-listed rival, Iluka...

  18. June 24, 2014

    Woolworths offers to buy Lew’s Country Road stake

    Woolworths has offered to buy the 12 per cent stake in Australian fashion retailer Country Road that it does not own, from...

  19. June 18, 2014

    Soames moves to tighten grip on Serco empire

    Rupert Soames, the new chief executive of Serco, has tightened his grip on the global outsourcing business, closing its...

  20. June 18, 2014

    David Jones A$2.2bn takeover in doubt

    South African retailer Woolworths’ A$2.2bn (US$2bn) agreed takeover of David Jones has been thrown into doubt following the...

  21. June 4, 2014

    Australand / Frasers: hot property

    Winter may be coming down under, but Australian property is hot. Look no further than recent residential launches: top-end...

  22. June 4, 2014

    Buoyant economy fails to brighten Australia’s gloomy outlook

    The many stalls at Paddy’s Market that are struggling for business on weekdays bear testament to the hard times that...

  23. June 4, 2014

    Frasers Centrepoint fuels A$2.6bn bidding war for Australand

    Frasers Centrepoint, a Singapore-listed property company controlled by one of Thailand’s richest men, has made a A$2.6bn...

  24. June 3, 2014

    Lend Lease: option value

    More pessimism, please – it’s working. In June last year, Lend Lease’s chief executive Steve McCann said that Australian and...

  25. June 2, 2014

    Australia: From mining to dining

    The small coal mining town of Singleton was so over-run by contractors seeking jobs during Australia’s decade-long mining...

  26. May 23, 2014

    Google creative director explores his love for digital art in Sydney

    When Tom Uglow left Google’s London headquarters two years ago to move to Australia, he managed teams of up to a hundred....

  27. The World

    May 21, 2014

    Gaffe-prone Abbott winks into another controversy

    First it was Joe Hockey, Australia’s treasurer, who was snapped chomping Cuban cigars as he drafted the country’s harshest...

  28. May 16, 2014

    Family groups’ joint bid for Goodman Fielder edges closer

    A joint bid for Australian food group Goodman Fielder by two of Asia’s largest family-controlled businesses – Wilmar and an...

  29. May 16, 2014

    Markets stabilise following risk sell-off

    Friday 21:00 BST. A calmer mood prevailed in global markets as equities and peripheral eurozone government bonds stabilised...

  30. May 13, 2014

    US, China and Germany indicators signal dip in momentum

    Economic data from three of the world’s largest economies showed a slight dip in momentum, with US retail sales rising less...

  31. May 11, 2014

    UK not alone in seeing pressure on house prices

    Double digit house price rises, an OECD warning that the market needs cooling, concern about housing affordability – sound...

  32. May 9, 2014

    Dow ends at record but caution prevails

    Friday 21:15 BST. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week at a record high, even as broader equity indices traded...

  33. The World

    May 5, 2014

    Australia media sink teeth into Packer punch up

    Media wars have regularly made great front page news down under, but Australia’s latest dust-up has been more personal than...

  34. May 2, 2014

    Macquarie buoyed by active US energy markets

    Macquarie Group has reported a near-50 per cent jump in full-year net profits, as Australia’s biggest investment bank cashed...

  35. May 2, 2014

    Dollar and US stocks erase gains

    Friday 21.00 BST: Stocks erased earlier gains to end the day on a downbeat note after a volatile session on Wall Street in...

  36. April 29, 2014

    Brazil under fire for Olympics preparation

    Just as Brazil is feeling the pressure in its rush to get ready for this year’s World Cup, the country’s preparations for...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    April 25, 2014

    ANZAC day parade in Sydney

    Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images An Australian war veteran takes part in the annual ANZAC day parade in Sydney on Friday ...

  38. April 9, 2014

    Forex chiefs gather to fend off regulatory strike

    Some of the most senior foreign exchange market executives are set to discuss alternatives to industry benchmarks and ways...

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