Category: Securities

Multi-billion dollar bidding war for Rio Tinto coal mine assets

Swiss-based Glencore made an unexpected bid over the weekend to trump  Chinese-controlled Yancoal’s offer to buy Rio Tinto’s...

Fed raises rates and signals one more hike

Cooling jobs growth raises doubts about a US Federal Reserve September rate hike

A lower than expected monthly gain of 151,000 jobs in the US now has cast doubt among analysts and investors as to whether the US Federal...

Wealth worries

Wealth worries

Most Australians don’t believe their children will be able to afford to buy their own home. Two in five Australians don’t believe they...

Mortgage defaults to rise Moody’s

Mortgage defaults to rise: Moody’s

Ratings agency Moody’s has forecast an increase in mortgage delinquencies in 2016. Below-trend economic growth and a slower pace of house...

Rebound in farmer confidence

Rebound in farmer confidence

The latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows that farmers have started the year increasingly upbeat about their prospects for the year...

Unemployment falls to 5.8 per cent

Unemployment falls to 5.8 per cent

Australia’s unemployment rate has fallen from 6 to 5.8 per cent. However, Bureau of Statistics data shows that only 300 jobs were added...

Manufacturing jumps to its highest level in five plus years

Manufacturing jumps to its highest level in five plus years

The weaker Australian dollar has seen Australian manufacturing rebounding to its highest level since July 2010. Australian Industry Group...

CFMEU-MUA merger a step closer

CFMEU-MUA merger a step closer

Maritime Union of Australia members have voted to start merger negotiations with the construction union, creating Australia’s most...

Unemployment rises to 6 per cent

Unemployment rises to 6 per cent

Australia’s unemployment has unexpectedly lifted to 6 per cent, wiping out nearly 8000 jobs. The data surprised analysts who had been...

Brighter times ahead for Australian agriculture Rabobank

Brighter times ahead for Australian agriculture: Rabobank

Rabobank says improved trading conditions and depreciating Australian dollar will produce a good year for Australian farmers. Rabobank’s...