US stocks decline as Japanese share plunge sparks sell-off in Europe, Asia.
European markets close sharply lower in wake of plummeting Asian stocks.
Local currency at lowest level since last June after US $ gains on Bernanke comments.
Packer selling 10% share, despite winning regulatory approval this month to increase his holding to 23%.
Federal, state parties pushed to lower cost of manufacturing in Australia.
Ernst & Young report warns miners to prepare for continued price, currency volatility.
Former treasurer calls Abbott's budget reply speech 'best in decades'.
Tributes pour in for former wife of Bob Hawke; PM, Abbott pay tribute.
British economy avoids triple-dip recession in Q1.
Report alleges miners are resettling citizens without homes, income.
State continues talks despite Coalition pledge to axe funding plan.
Former Liberal premier Nick Greiner steps down as chairman of body, as does chief Paul Broad.
Economist warns expansion of US shale gas will drive down world gas prices.
Group says operating environment in Australia likely to remain subdued.
Finance minister says Hockey needs to be up front with fiscal plans.
Telco poised to announce how many of its 30,000 staff will be affected by changes.
Former speaker set to defend charges of cab voucher misuse in Dec trial.
Economist says Aust is paying price for European, US, Asian actions.
Cattle farmer continuing negotiations with parties after failure at auction.
California-based company hit by dramatic slump in personal computer sales.
When Ben Bernanke finally makes a substantial call on the future of QE, the question is just how widespread the ruptures will be from shifting markets.
Despite substantial investment from carmakers and government, the industry’s survival to this point has defied its economic reality. Now Ford's decision will trigger a domino effect.
The developed-world revitalisation of some of Ford’s peers shows its decision doesn't have to be the beginning of the end for Australian auto manufacturers.
Ford lost touch with consumers, as often happens with protected industries. And while its exit from Australia is a political drama, its economic significance, nationally, is actually quite mild.
Henry Bucks' strategy has always been to get customers young and keep them for life. And its family owners are comfortable in their fifth generation while other retailers drop like flies.
Ben Bernanke's testimony to Congress acknowledged the risk of keeping rates low for too long, but with unemployment and inflation well short of Fed targets it's still a case of 'wait and see'.
Rumours suggest Labor could be prepared to ditch carbon pricing after the election. That would be a political and ethical mistake.
Both sides of politics have an interest in pretending Australian prosperity was their handiwork. But before long, global headwinds will reveal Australia’s true position.
New research suggests resources investment may have already peaked, painting an urgent mining sector crunch made worse by labour hurdles and management haste.