Fears of a slowdown in Chinese economic growth continue to bubble to the surface, with the price of iron ore, Australia’s most valuable commodity, plunging to an 18-month low. But there are other factors at play that have contributed to the plummeting price.
News Corp's boss says the relationship between Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate and its Australian real estate business, REA, has "never been better" after the installation of an interim boss.
High labour costs prompt new business strategy.
Five Star Games shuns the Big Four banks.
The Australian Securities and Exchange Commission will investigate possible insider trading in Leighton Holdings shares last week ahead of a $1.15 billion takeover bid by controlling shareholder Hochtief.
Former competition tsar Graeme Samuel has backed the prospect of weakening Australia's media ownership laws, arguing existing rules are becoming ''quickly irrelevant'' as more content moves online.
Mining stocks appear poised to drag the S&P/ASX200 lower for a second session.
Iron ore has suffered its biggest one-day price fall in more than four years, tumbling below $US105 per tonne, and Chinese steel futures have dropped to record lows as concerns mount over the outlook for the Chinese economy.
The most normal media mogul Malcolm Turnbull knows is to be inducted into the US Television Academy hall of fame, writes CBD's Colin Kruger.
Plans by Spanish-controlled global construction group Hochtief to take control of Australian builder Leighton Holdings have run into immediate problems, with sharemarket investors pushing shares in the ASX-listed company well above the offer price.