Markets await Bernanke testimony, digest Home Depot results.
Company disputes US Senate report claiming Apple uses loopholes to avoid billions in taxes.
Martin Parkinson says govt had no influence on his dept's numbers, which were 'best estimates'.
Labor says Parkinson comments remove opposition's excuse for withholding election policies.
Bank says 'some of scope to ease policy' used to reduce rates, points to weak business sector.
Market operator says ASIC's measures would not boost market confidence.
Private equity firm's move will end seven-year partnership.
British inflation hits seven-month low in April.
Group cites industry conditions, has shed 1000 employees since January.
Chief says diverse business interests will place group well for end of boom.
Gillard to host community cabinet in western Sydney.
Local market drops below 5200 barrier, pulled lower by financials as investors wait for Bernanke address.
Impairment charge on businesses in Italy and Spain hit bottom line.
Business group calls on Labor to jumpstart apprenticeships.
Former premier says conditions facing state govts demand review of tax.
Italian fashion group sees strong rebound in crisis-hit Europe.
State wants to ban live odds betting ads; Conroy says it is federal matter.
Federal-state dispute threatens rail project's future.
State accused of misallocating profits meant for community groups.
Markets await testimony from Fed chief Ben Bernanke.
German shares retreat from latest fresh record high.
As Apple's supremo prepares to face Congress, a bipartisan committee has revealed the fantastic ways the multinational minimises its global tax liability.
Seven West has returned to normal programming, putting a TV executive in charge after an unusual but arguably successful stint under oil and gas executive Don Voelte.
The Gonski education reforms are being tossed in the political wash, along with the premiers, as the Coalition seeks to unseat Labor's plan by focusing on the frugal front-end.
Transfield has joined its peers in painting an outlook worst than first thought. And the market's ferocious reaction reminds us mining investment is still yet to peak.
Japan's radical policy approach to deflation appears to be paying off, with manufacturing activity positive for the first time in a year. European policy makers should be watching closely.
Industry accusations that solar households freeload off the poor by not paying their share of rising network costs is warped logic – and misses the real villain.
Like Apple and Facebook shares, the price of gold has become completely divorced from its intrinsic attributes.
Lawns are green again and voters have gone cool on climate change. So much so, says Rob Oakeshott, it may not matter to them if Labor gets behind Tony Abbott’s plan.