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Stay or go - Britons will vote this week. Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

How a Brexit could impact on Australia

A British exit from the European Union will mean short term volatility on global markets, but the longer term outcomes are more uncertain.
Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev speaks at a press conference after the bank’s half year results announcement. Nikki Short/AAP

Explainer: what might upset Australia’s ‘rock solid’ banks

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.
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. Paul Miller/AAP

ANZ imposter takes up new climate tactic

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…
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Explainer: what is short selling?

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…

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