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Rinehart says regulation is killing jobs

Mining magnate Gina Rinehart says too much government regulation is hurting Australians, small businesses and the economy.

China rate cut sends mine shares soaring

China's surprise interest rate cut is expected to boost its construction industry, which means good news for local iron ore miners.

Medibank shareholders set for big gains

Australia's biggest private health insurer Medibank is set to make a very successful debut on the Australian share market, analysts say.

Aussies to spend $30b this Christmas

All those Christmas parties and gifts under the tree don't come cheap, with Australians expected to spend $30 billion this Christmas.

Chinese private equity buys Paladin stake

Paladin shares are in a two-day trading halt as it carries out a $205m capital raising and welcomes a new Chinese investor.

Govt delays billionaire's casino plans

Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung's Aquis is reviewing plans to buy the Cairns casino and build a nearby resort.

BHP slashes costs, shakes up management

BHP Billiton has increased plans for productivity gains by half a billion dollars to $US4 billion by 2017 and appointed new copper and coal bosses.

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