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south and central asia September 19, 2015

Q&A with Stephen FitzGerald, Australia’s first China ambassador

As both sides of politics tussle over the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement, the father of diplomatic relations with Beijing laments our current lack of vision when dealing with Asia.

markets September 12, 2015

Hesta’s Transfield dumping highlights ethical focus

Borrowing lessons from fossil fuel divestment, a group of activists and investment funds are using the sharemarket in an attempt to shape refugee policy.

property May 31, 2014

Lenders urged to remain cautious

Household stress keeps rising; a toast to the Bordeaux index; selling products to the over-85s.

markets June 14, 2014

Super funds benefit from corporate tax avoidance

While most are appalled by stories of corporate tax avoidance, we are also enjoying the benefits through investment in these companies by our super funds.

markets May 24, 2014

Bumper floats

ASX has had its biggest week for floats in five months; Iron ore dives; real wages have fallen.

markets May 17, 2014

Exposing privileged trading

How two uni mates ended up at the centre of a multimillion-dollar insider trading scandal.

fashion May 3, 2014

Buyers line up for H&M

H&M opens; hunger for agribusiness; surges in payday lending.

markets April 19, 2014

Beacon shines bright in ASX debut

Beacon lights up ASX. China's growth slows. Lenders mortgage insurance scrutiny.

property April 5, 2014

First-home buyers face a difficult future

Property ownership; the latest health check of Network Ten.

technology March 29, 2014

Crimean crisis poses risks for the global economy

Hot spots worry economy; FOFA law reforms on pause; no princely sum for King Digital debut; Lachlan Murdoch back in the News Corp fold.

markets March 8, 2014

Medibank Private could be first sale of many

As the Abbott government hunts for budget ballast in every nook and cranny, it is considering how best to sell Australia’s largest private health insurer.