Thursday Jul 17
Australian market set to open lower
The Australian market looks set to open lower following falls on international markets after a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine in an incident some Ukrainians blame on pro-Russia separatist forces.
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Forex - Australian dollar down after NAB Q2 survey mixed
Investing.com - The Australian dollar further weakened on Thursday in Asia after a private bank survey on business conditions paited a mixed picture.
Disgruntled customer offers $2m home as prize in campaign against NAB
A disgruntled National Australia Bank customer is offering his $2.6 million home as a prize for people to join his campaign against the bank.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Consumers anxious over Budget
SCHOOLS have stepped up their focus on financial literacy but children's money lessons still need to start at home.
Consumer anxiety jumps on tough budget
Consumer anxiety rose sharply in response to spending cuts and tax hikes announced in the federal budget, with women, low income earners and families hit the hardest.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Aust bonds weaker ahead of RBA minutes
National Australia Bank fixed interest strategist Skye Masters said there had been little movement during the domestic session after future prices weakened in line with US Treasuries on Friday.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Monday Finance with Alan Oster
Some in the business community fear a fractious Senate imposing onerous regulations on companies could further dampen business and consumer confidence.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Thorburn NAB's new straight shooter
As chief executive of Bank of New Zealand in 2012, Andrew Thorburn did something highly unusual for a bank boss.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Unemployment data hits dollar, market rises
The Australian share market has broken its run of losses this week, ending today's session 0.2 per cent higher.
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Property sector cools, but new report says no housing bubble to bust
A series of private surveys show the property market is cooling, while a new report argues there is no property bubble to bust and that a decline in affordability is due to a lack of supply rather than investor speculation.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Fairfield City Champion
Business seminars held at Fairfield
The second, Attracting New Leads to your Website, by Luke Hodges, will be held on July 24, while the third, Asset Finance by National Australia Bank, will be held on July 31. Cabramatta MP Nick Lalich is urging local community organisations to apply for grants under this year's Community Building Partnership Program.
Telstra Gets A$1.5 Billion Syndicated Loan, First in Five Years
Australia's Telstra Corp. has closed its first syndicated loan in five years with a A$1.5 billion revolving credit as the country's largest phone company diversifies its funding sources.
Templeton Constructions owes creditors about $1.4m
Pressure to win work at low margins has been blamed for the collapse of the south-east South Australian company Templeton Constructions.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Commonwealth Bank, NAB see strong growth in Internet banking
Australians are turning to Internet banking in greater numbers according to figures released by National Australia Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia .
Australian dollar jumps on business confidence improvement
The Australian dollar jumped after business confidence data showed an unexpected improvement , and analysts tipped the currency could receive a boost from Japan's moves to unleash its $1.3 billion pension vault on global markets.
Australian shares drift despite lift in business conditions
Shares drifted lower as local data showed that while business conditions and sentiment improved again in June, consumer confidence continued to soften in the wake of federal budget cuts announced in May. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index declined 0.2 per cent to 5510.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries Index eased 0.1 per cent to 5498.5 points ... (more)
$A strong on greenback weakness
At 0700 AEST on Wednesday, the local currency was trading at 94.00 US cents, up from 93.87 cents on Tuesday.
$A boosted by positive business report
At 1700 AEST on Tuesday, the local currency was trading at 93.87 US cents, up from 93.57 cents on Monday.
Mining, banking shares fall despite confidence rise
Finance stocks were among those to weigh on the market, with the four big banks all finishing in the red.