The Bull

Sunday 24

March, 2019 6:08 PM

Mary Blake

  • NAB says businesses in worst state since 2008

    Research from National Australia Bank (NAB) has indicated that general conditions for Australian businesses are at their worst since the global financial crisis (GFC) back in 2008.

  • Australia in the lead for residential battery storage

    Battery storage is one of the hot new investments for the next decade as the need to store renewable energy on demand becomes more pressing. Australia is set to be one of the key world players in its development.

  • Australian finance job market shrinks by nearly 10%

    The Royal Commission inquiry has caused many issues to occur in Australia, from executives losing their roles to dips in profit margins and non-cyclical mortgage rate hikes, but the job market for those lower in the chain had yet to experience severe

  • Banking investors set for unsteady 2019 as uncertainty lingers

    While 2018 was not exactly the easiest year for Australian banks, it seems clear that it was even harder for those looking to invest in them. With the Royal Commission inquiry?s findings spilling out into the press and the markets, there was little t

  • Hong Kong set to adopt Open Banking

    Hong Kong is set to be one of the first countries to fully embrace Open Banking. A survey by Accenture found that the concept is much more appealing to those in the autonomous region than it is to some of the major Western countries that have tried t

  • Saudi Arabia plans large-scale renewable energy generation

    The Arab States of the Persian Gulf have long been known as some of the most dependent regions on oil worldwide, with their rich availability of natural resources allowing them to develop significant financial influence.

  • Insolvency companies warn SMEs about alternative financing

    As the major banks rein in their lending patterns because of the fallout from the Royal Commission inquiry, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been looking for alternative ways to keep their businesses running.

  • APRA to ease restrictions on Western Australia's housing market

    With the Australian housing market continually stunting, many states have now found that their individual circumstances mirror wider trends, especially in terms of falling house prices in the major cities.

  • Australian businesses warn of potential credit crunch ahead

    The Royal Commission inquiry into financial misconduct blew up throughout 2018, serving as a warning to Australian banking bosses who may have thought that they could get away with reckless lending behavior. It already appears that this could all ca

  • Key indicators from the Australian economy in 2018

    There is little doubt that 2018 was a year of ups and downs in many sectors as worldwide volatility attempted to undermine what could otherwise have been a year of gains in certain areas.

  • NAB business arm admits to nerves over credit lines

    It may seem surprising that Australia?s banks are not more bullish at present, given their need to present a case of strong future direction and growth to help secure support in volatile times. However, considering the backlash from the Royal Commiss

  • Genex hydro project gets funding green light

    The hydro revolution continues to take place in Australia, as Genex Power has confirmed that it is partnering with Energy Australia to deliver a hydro storage solution to power up to 260,000 households.

  • NAB expects to increase New Zealand investment

    National Australia Bank (NAB) has confirmed that it is looking into the possibility of increasing the amount of capital that it currently has in the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), its subsidiary, up to A$4.7bn.

  • Credit agency expects negative impact from proposed encryption laws

    Much attention has focused on Australia's proposed encryption laws to try and contain Google and Facebook in recent weeks, and now the backlash has begun to grow further. One leading global credit agency, Fitch, highlighted what it believes could be

  • Australian banks prepare to sell off their ATMs

    In a further sign that Australia is slowly but surely heading toward a cashless society, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has confirmed that it has given its approval for the leading Australian banks to sell off their ATM holdings.

  • Climate finance increased since Paris agreement in 2015

    Many people, especially those who are dealing with potentially toxic assets, have acknowledged that they cannot ignore the idea of climate change forever, especially when it comes to investing.

  • Babcock agrees on deal with Australian navy

    UK engineering company Babcock confirmed this week that it has struck a deal with the Australian navy worth A$1.5billion to provide a range of services in an agreement that will span the next 15 years.

  • Adani set to self-finance new Australian coal mine

    Despite pressure from environmental groups, Indian mining company Adani is set to press ahead with its intentions to build a coal mine in Queensland.

  • BlackRock confirms intentions to focus on Asia Pacific

    BlackRock has announced that its Asia Pacific branch's new Head and Chair will be Geraldine Buckingham. The US investment giant sought to promote from within as it looks to increase its market share in the region, which is rapidly becoming of interes

  • RBA Governor rails against banks' sales-first priorities

    Philip Lowe, Governor of Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), has railed against what he calls a culture of placing "sales over service" as the fallout from the Royal Commission inquiry into financial misconduct threatens to spill over into 2019.



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