Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev speaks at a press conference after the bank’s half year results announcement.
The Commonwealth Bank's half year results suggest Australian banks are doing well despite the turbulence affecting banks internationally, however they may not be totally immune.
Does global sharemarket volatility mean a bear market, or a correction?
The difference between a correction and a bear market is more ambiguous than it used to be.
China’s sharemarket troubles hang over Western bourses.
Market "hiccups" are painful for western markets, but a good sign of the internationalisation of Renminbi.
Dick Smith’s future hangs in the balance.
There are lessons to be learned from the failure of Dick Smith but it's not necessarily an indicator of a trend for 2016.
Glencore is likely to face some tough questions from analysts at its next market update.
Did one negative analyst note on mining giant Glencore really wipe billions off the markets?
Get used to it…
Yes, we're in a 'new normal', so the best thing to do is improve understanding of high-frequency trading.
“In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could.”
While recent days have witnessed a sharp sell-off in global stock markets it is important to remember that investment is generally a long-term game.
China’s next task is to educate retail investors.
As China's markets stabilise the net result will probably be a transfer of wealth from ordinary Chinese to the wealthy.
Higher advertising spending does not protect share prices from bad news, according to new research by the University of Georgia…
Small time investors have reduced their shares in Australia’s top 300 companies according to a new study. Research by the…
Old methods of protest are looking distinctly shabby in the face of climate change. Now activists are making it harder for miners to do business.
Yesterday an anti-coal activist, Jonathan Moylan issued a media release purportedly from the ANZ Bank withdrawing a $1.2 billion loan to Whitehaven Coal, which is developing a project in Maules Creek in…
Are short sellers heroes or villains of financial markets?
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Short sellers are often portrayed by the media to be the villains of the financial markets. They are usually presented as evil traders that drive down the prices of good companies. However, the academic…