Brisbane Times / Business

Wednesday, Aug 15


Dexus boss warns on' black swan' event derailing rosy office outlook

Dexus boss Darren Steinberg is looking beyond the rosy glow of Sydney’s booming office market, which delivered the diversified property group a healthy $1.73 billion profit, to unfolding “black swan” ...


'Remarkable transformation': Fairfax CEO confident in merged future

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood has called the company's metropolitan newspapers a "remarkable transformation success story" as he reported the publisher's potentially last full-year result ...

Tuesday, Aug 14


Foxtel launched 4K channel in preparation for cricket

Cricket fans will be able to watch the Australian team going head-to-head with South Africa in ultra-high definition on a new channel on News Corp's Foxtel, chief executive Patrick Delany revealed on ...


Second class-action lawsuit hits Brambles over share price plunge

Hundreds of aggreived investors have signed up to a second class-action suit against Australian logistics giant Brambles, alleging the $15 billion company repeatedly withheld information about its tru...

Monday, Aug 13

ASX slides as Turkey tremors take hold

Australian shares fell on Monday, joining in with losses for stock markets across Asia, as investors fretted that a slide in the Turkish lira could herald the start of a broader market rout. The S&P/A...

Sunday, Aug 12


From cleaner and garbo, to politics: Tony Sheldon resigns from TWU

The powerful head of the transport union has long harboured doubts about the deregulation of wages and corporations - a sentiment held widely among unionists of the old industrial Labor Right who once ...


US inflation data greenlights September rate hike

Inflation in the US continued its gradual rebound in July, clearing a path to a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve and leaving open the potential for a fourth hike this calendar y...


GPT kicks off Parramatta's new $300m office tower

GPT Group has signed a heads of agreement with the insurer QBE to be the anchor tenant for its new $300 million office tower at Parramatta, the country's fastest growing CBD. The suburb has close to $...

Thursday, Aug 9


Markets Live: Suncorp soars, AGL falls on earnings

The Australian sharemarket has risen modestly at the open with today's earnings reports contributing significantly to the market's movement. The S&P/ASX 200 index is 5.4 points, or 0.1 per cent, highe...

Wednesday, Aug 8


Oracle stock price target raised to $51 from $48 at UBS


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Sunday, Aug 5


US jobs data says Goldilocks economic conditions persist

The US economy continues to expand at a strong pace with relatively moderate inflation pressures, a key reason why the yield on the 10-year Treasury note has failed to push convincingly through the 3 ...

Friday, Aug 3


'Very attractive': Government set to force bank boards to appoint independent observer

The Turnbull government is set to force an integrity officer into each of Australia's banks that will hold their boards accountable to the regulator after a damning report accused them of gouging their most loyal customers.


'We're at economic war ': China is playing with fire in Trump battle

China's currency slide is moving from benign neglect to something more deliberate. Whether or not you deem it currency warfare, it is playing with political and financial fire. The yuan has weakened b...


Earnings season: Citi tips solid, but not spectacular, growth

Australia's biggest listed companies are expected to show solid earnings growth in the forthcoming profit reporting season but not at the double-digit rate of last year. Analysts at investment bank Ci...

Thursday, Aug 2


Commodity markets shiver as trade tensions rise again

The shudder through commodity markets overnight reflects the rising fears that the Trump administration is pushing the world ever closer to an all-out trade war. The early skirmishes are already impac...


Huawei overtakes Apple as second biggest phone seller in last quarter

Chinese company sold around ten million more units globally than Apple in the June quarter, despite being locked out of US market and facing bans in Australia.

Tuesday, Jul 31


‘He doesn’t like bullies’: The 37-year-old who took over the New York Times and is taking on Trump

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A.G. Sulzberger released a polite but stern statement on Sunday responding to Trump's characterisation of their July 20 meeting.


'When will it end': Scott's plea to Bendigo Bank

Scott Gannon looks back on a decision to switch his super fund into a self managed fund loaded with Great Southern products, with deep regret. "We were just lambs to the slaughter," he says. It was a ...

Monday, Jul 30


'Male, pale, and stale': New report slams Australia's boardrooms

One director said she was more likely to be asked about recipes than her business insights.

Friday, Jul 27


Nine boss Hugh Marks, the man leaving his mark on the Australian media

When Hugh Marks is having trouble unwinding, he watches television. He enjoys all sorts of programs, he says, but admits to a special fondness for the unashamedly low-brow Love Island. The reality dat...


While Tristan fought for his country, his money disappeared

Tristan Chapman was in Afghanistan fighting for his country when an investment he made to secure his family’s future started to unravel. Before heading overseas Chapman had put his money into schemes ...

Wednesday, Jul 25


S&P retells an old story: The NBN is a big loser

S&P's report reprises the arguments for a large write-down of the value of the National Broadband Network and says one is inevitable.


NBN chair rejects S&P write-down claim

NBN chairman Ziggy Switkowski says a write-down of the taxpayer's investment into the $49 billion project is not currently being considered by the board or the federal government, despite a global rat...

Monday, Jul 23


Photo finish: It's Apple vs Amazon in the race to $US1 trillion

As we head into the heat of earnings season this week, two technology giants sit at the threshold of a monumental achievement: surpassing $US1 trillion ($1.35 trillion) in market capitalisation. Apple ...


Tap 'n' say hello to make a human connection

The tap-and-go culture is slowly removing opportunities for random acts of kindness.

Saturday, Jul 21

States chase migrants to deliver small business boom

'It's just rubbish," migrants respond to claims they are taking Australian jobs.

'Tricks from the master': How a Sydney trader landed in the centre of US fraud bust

New York: It's hard to imagine how an ambitious young trader from Sydney's northern suburbs could be linked to a trillion-dollar stock market crash and a landmark US white collar crime case that has t...

Friday, Jul 20

Is the bottom about to fall out of our $6.9 trillion property market?

The wildcard in this property correction is the increasing proportion of housing held by property investors, compared to owner occupiers.


Sorry, Elon and Kylie. We're waking up.

Last week was a big one for billionaires. Kylie Jenner, kid sister of reality-television star Kim Kardashian, scored a Forbes magazine cover extolling her efforts at the helm of her makeup company, va...

Wednesday, Jul 18


Our migrants are mostly following the Aussie dream, data shows

Dharmica was 6 when her parents uprooted their family. Like other migrants, she's shown determination to become part of Australian society.