Latest industry news

  1. Extended interview with Alan Joyce

    Qantas has seen its first-half profit lose altitude, weighed down by heavier fuel costs. CEO Alan Joyce speaks to Elysse.

  2. Extended interview with Rob Scott

    Wesfarmers is awash with cash after shedding assets like confetti. Think Coles, coal and K-Mart Auto. CEO Rob Scott speaks to Elysse.

  3. Extended interview with Hugh Marks

    Despite falling advertising dollars and ratings, Nine Fairfax boss Hugh Marks is upbeat about the companies result.

  4. Thursday finance with Alan Kohler

    There was a surge in employment in Australia in January although rising workforce participation meant the unemployment rate stayed at five per cent.

  5. Dollar tumbles as Chinese ports slap shock ban on Australian coal imports

    Australian coal producers suffer another savage hit, with Chinese authorities placing an indefinite ban on imports ahead of a strict new regime of quotas.

  6. NT Government spruiks offer to underwrite loans for major projects to big four banks

    Despite the Territory's recent budget woes, Chief Minister Michael Gunner's Government will offer to act as guarantors for large-scale projects in the Top End to help drive investment in the region during a series of meetings starting on Thursday.

  7. Employment enjoys a strong start to the year with a flood of full-time work in January

    A surge in full-time jobs beats expectations, keeps unemployment steady and sends the Australian dollar higher.

  8. Alarming rise in the riskiest type of finance, which traps 'almost everyone' in a cycle of debt

    As banks pull back on new finance and tighten credit after the royal commission, households are being pushed into riskier forms of credit — leaving many struggling with financial problems and becoming trapped in a 'spiral of debt'.

  9. Volatile trade on US markets after Federal Reserve reinforces 'patient' path for interest rates

    Wall Street moves between gains and losses after the US central bank releases its meeting minutes, while Australian investors await some major company results and January jobs figures.

  10. Westpac hit with class action that could affect thousands of home loans

    A class action is launched against one of Australia's biggest banks over alleged irresponsible lending practices dating back to 2011. The action is the first launched in the wake of the banking royal commission and could affect thousands of Australian home loans.

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