The Bull

Sunday 24

March, 2019 6:08 PM

Nigel Frith

  • Thomas Cook quits Australian market after difficult year

    Global holiday giant Thomas Cook has confirmed it has sought an exit from the Australian market after only a year, as a tumultuous year in its home territory of Britain led to it making significant cutbacks to arrest a slide in profits and share pric

  • Business investment up 2% in Q4, spending outlook strong

    There was a welcome boost for the economy on Thursday as new data released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics showed a better-than-expected jump in business investment for the December quarter of 2018.

  • AustralianSuper pushing companies to reduce carbon emissions

    AustralianSuper, the biggest super fund in the country, worth some $140billion worth of investments, is slowly establishing itself as one of the leading voices for climate action as it calls on some of the companies with the dirtiest polluting habits

  • Super funds warn businesses over modern slavery

    Certain industries have been warned to get their act together by superannuation fund investors over upcoming changes to Australian law around modern slavery. With mandatory reporting now enshrined in law, updates have been called for in financial ser

  • Fintech Australia's new GM says sector no longer just disruptive

    The fintech sector has seen a rapid rise in the last few years, underlined by advancing technological capabilities which finally give it the ability to reach its potential. According to the new general manager of Fintech Australia, Rebecca Schot-Gupp

  • Labor seeks political advantage from Hayne report

    Labor is looking to find an edge in the polls ahead of upcoming elections this year by posing itself on the side of the customer, as the Hayne report reveals a series of choices to make for those in power. As the government prepares its response to t

  • OECD calls on Australia to sort out energy sector

    Successive Australian governments have failed to sort out any kind of consensus on national energy policy, and although it may have caused consternation and embarrassment for some at home, it had yet to reflect outwardly quite so noticeably.

  • Liberal Oliver Yates vows to take on Treasurer Frydenberg

    The Liberal Party has been known for causing plenty of discord in the last decade, and the events of the last six months are still notably on the minds of many Australian households. The party ousted former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over proble

  • Australia leads world talks on data sharing

    Australia looks set to kick off a series of talks that could welcome in a new era of data sharing between developed and developing nations, with clear acknowledgement that multinational companies and those working across borders are struggling to dea

  • Commonwealth Bank launches Apple Pay facility

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has broken an impasse by becoming the first major bank in the country since ANZ to adopt Apple Pay, a move that could well shift the rest of the Big Four along the same path.

  • Labor warned over dividend reform policy

    The Australian Labor Party may be slightly out in front when it comes to the polls, but its fiscal policies are going to get a rigorous public airing. Labor's negative gearing reforms faced criticism from many sides of the political sphere but did re

  • RBA faces growing calls to cut rates

    Despite having successfully fended off calls to taper its cash rates up until now, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is facing pressure to bring them down as yet another bank increases its interest rates.

  • KPMG gives backing to Labor's negative gearing plan

    In a move that could well upset the current political discourse, one of the world's leading accounting and consultancy companies, KPMG, has backed the negative gearing reforms to tackle house prices that the Australian Labor Party has set out.

  • Australian company Bastion looks to compete with WPP and Omnicom

    It seems like a long time has passed since the likes of WPP and Omnicom were effectively challenged in the market. Since their inception as holding companies, going far beyond the original intent of their business strategies, they have evolved into s

  • Sales of new cars drop in Australia

    In a worrying sign that a global credit crunch may well be on the way, the news that new car sales are slumping in the US is similar to a scenario unraveling in Australia. Part of this is due to reduced disposable income, and lower average household

  • Nearly a million interest-only loans to expire in January

    Interest-only (IO) loans have long been somewhat of a scapegoat for the problems that have plagued the Australian banking sector over the last few years. With many IOs viewed as a type of loan that should only be handed out in specific circumstances,

  • Changes in Chinese capital development will influence green finance

    Although the uptake has been slow from an international perspective, it appears that China's effort to change the way that it deals with capital concerning green bonds and loans is set to cause a global ripple effect on green finance in general.

  • Blockchain set to bring down costs of ocean conservation

    Australia finds itself in an interesting position when it comes to keeping the ocean fresh and clean. Not only does the Great Barrier Reef bring a great deal of money into the country from a tourism perspective, but as a large island surrounded by a

  • Big insurers will not cover Adani coal mine

    In a sign that environmental pressure is escalating, many of the world?s biggest insurers have now said that they will not cover the proposed Adani coal mine in Carmichael.

  • Xinja officially becomes bank after getting APRA approval

    With Australia's major banks stumbling in the wake of the Royal Commission inquiry, there have been many reports of consumers starting to look elsewhere as their trust in the biggest lenders dwindles.


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