As creditors consider the fallout from the demise of Dick Smith, the private equity firm that floated it has already counted its profits.
The Shanghai composite index is proving to be one of the most volatile markets in the world and government regulation is having some unforeseen effects.
The £1m alleged fraud case of James Alan Craig is a salutary warning of the financial power of social media. Here's what we know so far.
An often ignored political role devised in 1571 tells you all you need to know about who will benefit as new power plants are built.
Before we consider scrapping dividend imputation it's essential we consider the alternatives.
Did one negative analyst note on mining giant Glencore really wipe billions off the markets?
Volatility is not going away any time soon, and if the US Fed decision plays the wrong way on the Australian dollar, our central bank could soon be back in the jawboning business.
Yes, we're in a 'new normal', so the best thing to do is improve understanding of high-frequency trading.
Whenever speculation grew louder that the Federal Reserve would lift its target interest rate this year, stocks took a dive. Here's why.
The biggest factor behind the recessionary trend is not the Chinese market, austerity budgets, or even the threat of higher US interest rates this year.
Back in 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist said Brazil, Russia, India and China would become the powerhouses of the global economy in the coming decades. Is that still in the cards?
The Chinese stock market plays a very different role in its economy to Western markets.
In the shadow of a history-repeating Black Monday, it’s useful to step back and ask how we got here again.
Perhaps the world's most famous index dropped 1,000 points in a matter of minutes Monday as part of an ongoing global stocks sell-off. What does that mean for you and me?
Fears of a currency war have not come to fruition in Asia, making Asia's current market woes look even more like the effects of contagion.
For all its muscle, the Chinese government could make the problem worse by intervening in the stock market.
As China's markets stabilise the net result will probably be a transfer of wealth from ordinary Chinese to the wealthy.
The investor fear gauge is close to its lows, but calm investors seem to be missing the looming storm.
Chinese investors are learning to respect the power of the market, but the banking sector should know better.
Why the Shanghai stock exchange should be thought of more as a casino than as a proper stock market.