Subscribe: The Age National Headlines
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
action  australia  australian share  australian  bank  banks  interest australian  market  new  share market  share  stocks  year 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: The Age National Headlines

The Age National Headlines

The top National headlines from The Age. For all the news, visit


Treasury says China can absorb shocks

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:37:13 GMT

Treasury secretary John Fraser says he is confident China can absorb financial shocks, after Moody's downgraded its credit rating on the Asian giant.

'Truth will prevail' on payments: Walsh

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:26:14 GMT

Former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh says he has a clear conscience over a payments scandal currently being investigated by authorities.

Govt keeps tabs on household debt

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:44:13 GMT

Treasury secretary John Fraser says the Treasury along with other regulators is watching the housing market closely amid concern about rising household debt.

Tinkler banned from managing companies

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:37:15 GMT

Nathan Tinkler and two of his senior executive partners have been banned from corporate management by the corporate watchdog.

Economy could slow in 2018: Westpac

Wed, 24 May 2017 04:29:13 GMT

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans says a contraction in housing construction, slowing exports and weak wage growth could hit economic activity in 2018.

Quadrant online editor Roger Franklin laments that Manchester blast was not against ABC

Wed, 24 May 2017 03:36:02 GMT


The AFP have been notified that Franklin wrote a piece saying the Manchester blast should have "detonated in an Ultimo TV studio".

Sigma shares plunge on legal wrangle

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:46:13 GMT

Sigma Healthcare plans to take the My Chemist/Chemist Warehouse Group to court over an alleged breach of a supply agreement that will dent its earnings.

Surfstitch shares in halt for class action

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:14:14 GMT

Surfstitch shares have been placed in a trading halt after the online sports apparel retailer confirmed it is subject to a shareholder class action.

Ardent may develop land next to Dreamworld

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:52:13 GMT

Ardent says it is committed to ensuring Dreamworld stays a key Gold Coast attraction but a planner is looking at development of the site's "prime real estate".

Programmed swings to annual profit

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:33:15 GMT

Labour hire and services company Programmed Maintenance has posted a full-year profit of $12.3 million but says it has cut 60 jobs since April 1.

Stocks to watch

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:10:11 GMT

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

$A hit by China's ratings downgrade

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:12:11 GMT

A credit rating downgrade for China has triggered a fall in the Australian dollar, while the share market is slightly higher.

Families living off just $14 a day, Salvos ESIS report finds

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT


Australia has never been wealthier but the Salvation Army's annual Economic and Social Impact Survey shows many families are being left behind.

Editorial cartoon

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:01:02 GMT


The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.

Business and tech qualifications perfect for jobs of the future

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:17:02 GMT


The combination of ICT and business skills has become an ideal set of qualifications for future jobs. People with ICT skills are busting out of ICT enclaves to perform vital roles across a full range of businesses, from retail and finance to agriculture, construction and mining

South Australian woman charged with being IS member

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:02:04 GMT


A South Australian woman has been charged with being a member of Islamic State.

Woolworths offers free food for reviews

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:03:16 GMT

Woolworths has created an online taste testing club, offering free food for reviews as part of the supermarket giant's effort to improve its own brand products.

Big four bank levy estimates 'fall short'

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:19:16 GMT

The big four of Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Westpac and National Australia Bank say the new bank levy will cost them about $1.38 billion per annum.

Herringbone administrators hold fire sale

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:25:14 GMT

The administrators of Herringbone and Rhodes & Beckett are clearing existing stock in an effort to secure a sale of the businesses.

Consumers confident thanks to job stats

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:30:15 GMT

The weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index shows confidence in the economy has risen following better-than-expected April jobs figures.

Former junior tennis champion Oliver Anderson avoids conviction after pleading guilty to match-fixing

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:22:07 GMT


Former Australian Open boys tennis champion avoids conviction after pleading guilty. 

Primary Health CFO steps up as CEO leaves

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:43:16 GMT

Primary Health Care's chief financial officer Malcolm Ashcroft will serve as acting chief executive after the departure of Peter Gregg.

Woodside focus on near-term cashflow

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:35:14 GMT

Oil and gas giant Woodside will focus for the next few years on boosting cashflows and returns, and has pushed back major investments by several years.

SurfStitch faces $100m class action

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:12:19 GMT

Embattled online sports clothing retailer Surfstitch's woes have worsened, with shareholders launching a class action in the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Stocks to watch

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:02:14 GMT

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

Rio to cut debt by up to $US2.5bln

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:44:13 GMT

Rio Tinto plans to buy back up to $US2.5 billion ($A3.3 billion) worth of its outstanding bonds as part of a capital management plan.

Banks, miners lead share market lower

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:07:19 GMT

A sell-off of the major banks and miners has pulled the share market lower.

'The great unknown': New climate change data lifts the sea-level threat

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT


The giant ice sheets of Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated, placing low-lying areas of Sydney and similar exposed cities at risk by the turn of the century.

Why do one third of AFP sniffer dogs not make the cut?

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:05:02 GMT


About a third of AFP sniffer dogs never become fluffy detectives.

Direct action fund would cost taxpayers $23b if used to meet Paris climate targets

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:53:06 GMT


Taxpayers would pay tens of billions for Australia to meet targets under direct action policy.

Banks levy to cost CBA $220m a year

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:42:13 GMT

Australia's largest bank, the Commonwealth, has told shareholders it is deeply concerned about effects of the proposed federal banks levy.

Electric car industry lobby, Electric Vehicle Council, launched in Canberra

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:49:02 GMT


Federal environment minister launched the national Electric Vehicle Council outside Parliament House on Monday.

Property worries spark lender ratings cuts

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:24:17 GMT

Standard & Poor's is lowering the credit ratings of 23 Australian financial institutions due to household debt and Sydney and Melbourne property prices.

States urged to introduce legislation to curb wage theft

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:12:05 GMT


States have been urged to introduce new laws against wage theft in the wake of rampant underpayment of workers at widespread wage theft by cafes, restaurants in university towns and retail chains including 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Caltex and Bakers Delight.

SurfStitch issues earnings downgrade

Mon, 22 May 2017 03:21:13 GMT

Troubled online action sports clothing and footwear retailer SurfStitch has issued its second earnings downgrade for the year.

Home prices ease across capital cities

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:14:13 GMT

Property prices across Australia's capital cities fell 0.5 per cent in the week to May 21, but the auction clearance rate has risen.

Downer extends Spotless takeover bid

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:27:23 GMT

Downer EDI has extended its $1.26 billion takeover bid for cleaning and catering company Spotless by two weeks.

Westpac says bank levy will cost $260m

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:59:13 GMT

Westpac reckons it will take a $65 million hit in the current financial year from the government's new bank levy, or $260 million on an annualised basis.

Suncorp Bank Q3 mortgage lending up 2.8%

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:19:22 GMT

Suncorp lifted third-quarter home loan lending 2.8 per cent and is optimistic it can benefit from APRA's intervention on interest-only lending.

Village Roadshow flags Singapore sale

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:28:13 GMT

Beleaguered theme park operator Village Roadshow is discussing the potential sale of its holding in Singapore's Golden Village cinema exhibition business.

Alumina appoints Mike Ferraro as new CEO

Sun, 21 May 2017 23:15:13 GMT

Alumina Ltd has appointed former BHP Billiton executive Mike Ferraro as its new CEO to succeed Peter Wasow, who retires on May 31.

Stocks to watch

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:08:11 GMT

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

Oil surge fuels rise in Aust shares

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:26:11 GMT

A rise in world oil prices has boosted the energy sector on the Australian share market.

China to partly fund new CSIRO climate research centre

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:51:08 GMT


CSIRO's re-embracing of climate change research will be stressed on Monday when the national science agency announces a new centre partly funded by Chinese interests.

Engineers devise promising solution to Canberra Airport PFC contamination

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT


A promising solution to a nationwide chemical contamination crisis is in the works.

Should poor people have fewer children? Medical Journal of Australia paper

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:01:00 GMT


A leading academic says parents who are unable to care for their children should not be given incentives to have more.

Families warned they may risk liability for injuries to au pairs and nannies

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:45:00 GMT


Families may be unwittingly exposing themselves to the risk of liability for injuries to au pairs and nannies they hire directly from online jobs platforms.

The luxury properties linked to the ATO scandal

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:26:02 GMT


A $20 million office block in Surry Hills, a Vaucluse mansion, and farm in the Hunter Region have been frozen as investigators trace $165 million allegedly skimmed.

Australian markets expected to open higher

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:32:17 GMT

The Australian share market is tipped to open higher on Monday with all eyes focused on investor reaction to the scandals plaguing US President Donald Trump.

Qantas flight: Explosion, sparks from engine, as Melbourne-bound flight from Los Angeles aborted

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:34:02 GMT


A Qantas jet flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne has been turned around two hours after take off when sparks were seen coming from an engine.

Australian lives: How we've changed

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:37:03 GMT


A new book provides glimpses of Australian lives from the 1920s to the 1980s. Culled from 1500 hours of oral history interviews, the ebook will link each story to the National Library of Australia's online collection so readers can listen to the story direct.

Elon Musk building brain-computer interface to protect against AI singularity

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:35:06 GMT


The man behind Tesla and SpaceX says "neural lace" will help us keep up with evolving machine intelligence.

Survey finds almost half of Australians don't question expensive bills

Sat, 20 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT


A new survey has found 42 per cent of consumers don't question expensive bills with their providers.

'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think on Great Barrier Reef

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:55:00 GMT


Expert panel calls for urgent action on threats to the natural wonder.

Putting trust in the trusts cop

Sat, 20 May 2017 04:00:03 GMT


The Australian Tax Office is renowned among reporters as an information brick wall - the dead end for many (almost) cracking yarns.

Surrogacy for gay couples in Australia

Sun, 21 May 2017 04:31:08 GMT


Carla Pincombe's first instinct after giving birth seven weeks ago was not to hold the baby. 

Driven by demons: The long road home

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:15:17 GMT


When Reko Rennie drove into the desert on an artistic odyssey, the spirit of his ancestors went along for the ride.

Zeeshan Akbar's family journey from Pakistan to Canberra to document his life in Australia

Sun, 21 May 2017 03:24:09 GMT


Zeeshan Akbar was brutally murdered, but his father didn't want to remember his life in Australia because of his death.

Change gonna come, remembering the 1967 referendum

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:03:05 GMT


A hand-written note by Jessie Street to Faith Bandler sparked "the beginning of great change" for Aboriginal people.

Banks to pay $200m in advice compo

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:03:13 GMT

The compensation bill for customers affected by a fee-for-no-service financial advice failure by major banks has increased to over $200 million.

Mortgage Choice set record before APRA cap

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:15:13 GMT

Home loan broker Mortgage Choice lifted home loan approvals to record levels - before APRA acted to cap interest-only lending.

Lifting the lid on Sydney's dumpster divers

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:04:18 GMT


Sydney's dumpster divers say they are performing a service and should not be prevented from foraging in bins.

Southern Cross warns on FY earnings

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:32:13 GMT

Regional TV and radio group Southern Cross has warned its earnings for 2016/17 will fall below last year as weak advertising revenue takes a toll.

Organic fast food chain to list on ASX

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:05:18 GMT

Healthy food chain Oliver's Real Foods has launched an initial public offering to fund its expansion across Australia's east coast highway.

Oil Search keeps focus on costs

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:39:14 GMT

Oil and gas producer Oil Search will continue to focus on cost controls and maintaining a strong financial position to counter any weakness in oil prices.

APN Outdoor-oOh!Media scrap merger plans

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:26:15 GMT

APN Outdoor and oOh!Media say concessions necessary to address issues raised by the ACCC would make their proposed merger unviable.

Origin sells Queensland pipeline for $392m

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:13:14 GMT

Energy producer and retailer Origin is selling its Darling Downs pipeline network, as part of an asset sale progran that has raised $1 billion.

Stocks to watch

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:34:11 GMT

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

International markets roundup

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:33:11 GMT

News from the world's major stock markets

Heavyweight banks lead ASX lower

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:10:11 GMT

Losses from the heavyweight financials sector have led the Australian share market lower.

Work schedules and team selection should take account of body clock time

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:38:05 GMT


Employers wanting peak performance from workers may have to account for circadian rhythms.

Beauty queen used as unwitting bait by alleged tax scammers

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:45:05 GMT


It was a meet and greet with a glamorous former Miss World contestant as unwitting bait.

Long hours and bad work culture drives Australian dad away from the kids: study

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:42:02 GMT


A new study from the Australian National University has found a third of Australian children believe their dads work too much.

How the alleged $165 million tax scam worked

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:58:02 GMT


The AFP allege the scam was a conspiracy to divert money owed to the ATO. It worked like this.

New chair, ex-Foster's boss at Bellamy's

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:54:13 GMT

Bellamy's has a new chairman and deputy chairman three months after Rob Woolley resigned from the board amid a shareholder rebellion.

Trial results spark Sirtex share plunge

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:29:18 GMT

Disappointing results from a clinical trial have triggered a massive fall in Sirtex Medical's share price.

ATO Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston allegedly sought to cut deal for son

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:07:04 GMT


ATO Deputy Commissioner learnt his son was subject of a major tax fraud investigation.

Unemployment dip driven by part time jobs

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:35:13 GMT

Australia's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent in April with part-time work once again driving the change.

Oroton may exit loss-maker GAP: report

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:31:13 GMT

CitiGroup analysts say Oroton may cut its unprofitable joint venture tie-up with US clothing brand GAP.

ATO Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston to be charged over tax fraud

Thu, 18 May 2017 02:34:05 GMT


Police are calling it one of the biggest white collar fraud investigations in Australian history.

Optus ups network spend as EPL costs weigh

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:35:16 GMT

Optus plans to spend $1.5bn over the next year to upgrade its mobile network, mostly in regional Australia, after booking an 11.8 per cent drop in profit.

Virgin Australia's losses widen

Thu, 18 May 2017 02:21:16 GMT

Virgin Australia says a subdued domestic travel market and Cyclone Debbie contributed to a deterioration in its performance in the three months to March.

Fresh Fairfax offer fires up bidding war

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:46:13 GMT

Fairfax Media has received a new takeover bid from US private equity, worth as much as $2.87 billion, more than an offer by a TPG-led consortium.

James Hardie's annual profit rises 13%

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:31:13 GMT

Improved housing activity in the US and Australia have helped building materials supplier James Hardie lift its full year profit.

Mamak restaurants face more fines for allegedly underpaying staff

Wed, 17 May 2017 21:58:02 GMT


After being fined almost $300,000 last year, the operators of the popular Mamak Malaysian restaurants are again facing legal action for allegedly underpaying staff.

Stocks to watch

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:21:12 GMT

Stocks of interest on the Australian share market

International markets roundup

Wed, 17 May 2017 21:18:11 GMT

News from the world's major stock markets

Shares tumble as pressure mounts on Trump

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:18:11 GMT

Concerns about US President Donald Trump's future and the implications for the US economy have driven the Australian share market lower.

Higher energy prices have little to do with 'gas shortages', researchers say

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:43:05 GMT


Consumers are set to pay higher energy prices but it has little to do with looming "gas shortages", researchers say.

Former Labor premiers face-off over banks and finance sector workers

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT


Former NSW Labor premier Nathan Rees is preparing to face-off with Anna Bligh in new role for the Finance Sector Union.

First gorilla born in Australia Mzuri dies in France

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:34:04 GMT


Melbourne's famous and much loved gorilla, Mzuri, has died in France at the age of 32.

'Wombat crossings' reduce pedestrian casualties by 63 per cent, says new study

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:32:08 GMT


Wide, flat and elevated pedestrian crossings - called wombat crossings - cut road deaths and serious injuries .

'Even churchmen have a right to a fair go': Top cleric backs Cardinal George Pell

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:23:04 GMT


Senior Australian Catholic defends Cardinal George Pell from 'relentless character attacks'.

Banks sworn to secrecy over new tax

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:46:14 GMT

The key banking industry group is angry that the draft legislation for the federal government's new bank levy will be kept confidential.

Kmart boss: Amazon is just another rival

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:37:13 GMT

Kmart's managing director Ian Bailey says Amazon will further fragment the Australian retail market, but believes his business can hold its own.

Healthe to close Gold Coast hospital

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:48:13 GMT

Private hospital operator Healthe Care will close the Gold Coast Surgical Hospital on Friday after taking over Pulse Health's hospital portfolio.

Cheesed off: King Island wants to leave Tasmania and become part of Victoria

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:55:07 GMT


King Island residents are pushing to secede from Tasmania and put Victoria in charge.

Entitlement scheme review after cost surge

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:08:13 GMT

The federal government says some employers are misusing a financial help scheme for redundant workers and the scheme needs to be reformed.

Australia retains triple-A credit rating

Wed, 17 May 2017 03:45:14 GMT

Standard & Poor's affirmed Australia's triple-A credit rating but has doubts about the government's projected return to budget surplus in 2020/21.

Sirtex in halt for clinical data review

Wed, 17 May 2017 02:56:13 GMT

Cancer treatment developer Sirtex has asked for a trading halt so it has time to review soon-to-be-released clinical data related to two treatment studies.