Business (Australia)

The more senior you are, the less likely you are to be told the truth

In Pictures Ltd/Corbis via Getty Images<p>Sometimes you have to step out, stand alone and say what might be obvious but no-one else will say it because …

Leadership

Shares brakes, dollar reverses

Record-high world stocks have paused and the dollar has dipped, as investors waited for signals from the Federal Reserve on when it will start …

Economy

The dos and don'ts of investing, analysed

by Ben Carlson<p>In late July, Oaktree Capital's Howard Marks put out a memo describing current investment trends that could turn out to be …

Investing

Forex - Dollar Slips Lower as Markets Prepare for Fed Meeting

Investing.com - The dollar slipped lower on Tuesday, as investors prepared for the Federal Reserve's policy meeting set to begin later in the day.<p>The …

Economy

Why Moody’s is worried about Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia

Rating agency Moody’s Investor Services just provided the strongest indication yet that it is worried about the Australian housing market, given its …

Mortgages

We are what we drive – more Korean, less German

You might be what you eat, but the nation is what it drives: more value conscious, less pose oriented. Welcome to the Korean/German marque …

Australian News

Should you buy these 3 popular penny stocks?

As the name implies, penny stocks are shares that have share prices below one dollar.Generally they are among the more volatile shares on the share …

Personal Finance (Australia)

ASX slides into the red as consumer stocks weigh

by Sarah Turner<p>A choppy session for the sharemarket ended on a weak note on Tuesday, with stocks that benefit from strong consumer sentiment …

Markets

Research.net Powered Online Survey

The American Express Business Explorer Grant in partnership with MySmallBusiness is awarding a deserving small business owner with a $50,000 …

Australian News

What to Expect From the RBA Sept. Minutes

Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP Capital Investors, discusses Reserve Bank of Australia policy. He speaks on …

Business

Why these 4 ASX shares have stormed higher today

After a strong start to the day, the <b>S&P/ASX 200</b> (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has given back its early gains and is just a fraction higher at 5,724 …

Markets

Turnbull government excludes passive investment companies from small business tax rate

Kelly O’Dwyer said the government’s policy decision to cut the tax rate for small companies was not meant to apply to passive investment companies.

Corporate Tax

Sydney housing price growth slows in June quarter: national rate eases to 1.9pc

Sydney housing prices grew at their slowest pace in more than a year in the June quarter, pulling the overall capital city gain down to 1.9 per cent, …

Economy

Elevator Pitch

Image: Supplied<p>Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for …

Elevator Pitches

Xref partners with Checkr

Xref has partnered with automated background checking platform, Checkr.

Startups

A Perth education tech startup just raised $6 million in a ASX reverse listing

Education tech provider and consultancy Schrole Group has just raised $6 million ahead of its reverse listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. …

Startups

Flushing out gold investors

<b>Summary</b>: Gold hasn't exactly shot the lights out on a year-to-year basis, but over the shorter term its performance has been solid. Put that down to …

Gold

Future Fund calls for VC 'paradigm shift'

The Future Fund's chief investment officer says a "paradigm change" is needed among Australian institutions that have avoided venture capital because …

Venture Capital

Gold slides 1% as $USUS gains

Gold has fallen one per cent, touching a two-and-a-half-week low, as the US dollar strengthened and US Treasury yields rose ahead of a two-day …

Gold

Costs keep adding up for Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch's Ten bid

The costs are adding up for the billionaires who pulled the pin on Network Ten, so let's hope they've got a better idea of how to run the broadcaster …

Australian News

5 things you need to know in Australian tech today

Sendle CEO James Chin Moody. Image: supplied<p><b>1. Tesla’s Autopilot is scary… but awesome.</b> I took the top-of-the-range Model S P100D for a spin from …

South Australia

Here’s the mistake most Australian investors are making

The Australian share market has been one of the best places to have your money invested for a very long time.When you add in the generous franking …

Investing

Stocks to watch

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:

Stocks

Here's a simple guide to what's been driving the gains in the Australian dollar

Michael Dodge/Getty Images<p>The strength in the Australian dollar against its US counterpart this year has been well-documented, with the most recent …

Economy

Stocks - Nikkei Powers Ahead In Mixed Asian Trade With Shanghai Down

Investing.com - Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday as attention turns squarely to the U.S. Fed.<p>The Nikkei 225 rose 1.51% adn the S&P/ASX 200 rose …

Markets

Are Woolworths Limited and Wesfarmers Ltd shares a buy?

<b>Woolworths Limited</b> (ASX: WOW) shares and <b>Wesfarmers Ltd</b> (ASX: WES) shares may not be a standout buy at this time. <b>Woolworths V. Wesfarmers share …

Personal Finance (Australia)

Hacking fears take small businesses offline

After Ken Taylor's personal computer was hacked he is concerned about the impact hacking would have on his restaurant Templestowe Living Room.<p>"I went …

Australian News

BHP facing shareholder demand it dumps membership of the Minerals Council of Australia

BHP is facing a demand by activist shareholders that it end its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia, the powerful lobby group whose …

Australian News

Beat low interest rates with these high-yield dividend shares

Although many economists now believe that the next move for Australian interest rates will be a move higher, very few expect a rate hike any time …

Stocks

From mentorships to monetisation: Three Aussie entrepreneurs explain what they would have done differently

Things are always clearer in hindsight, and while that might be a frustrating reality when considering your own business mistakes, it means there’s …

Entrepreneurship