• Aust shares set to open fractionally lower
    AAP4 hours ago

    Aust shares set to open fractionally lower

    The Australian share market looks set to open fractionally lower following falls in US and European equity markets.

  • AAP5 hours ago

    Despite Amazon, brick stores not dead yet

    Brick stores are still alive and kicking despite the competition onslaught from online retail giant Amazon, thanks to the launch of a new exchange-traded fund.

  • AAP6 hours ago

    International markets roundup

    News from the world's major stock markets

  • There are 3 things that could destroy one of the greatest stock rallies of all time
    Business Insideryesterday

    There are 3 things that could destroy one of the greatest stock rallies of all time

    The ongoing equity bull market is the third-longest in history, and it's showing few signs of slowing down. Morgan Stanley thinks the current cycle could end sometime in 2018, and it lays out the three most likely negative catalysts.

  • Tesla is taking a big risk with its truck and new supercar -- but it just might work
    Business Insider2 days ago

    Tesla is taking a big risk with its truck and new supercar -- but it just might work

    Tesla is once again in a period where it looks like it's doing too much. LOS ANGELES -- Tesla is more than Tesla. Sure, the company has a factory in Northern California where it makes cars, but it also has a design studio in Los Angeles, and that's where you start to get a sense of Tesla'

  • Apple is struggling to make and meet promises about when it will ship new products -- and the HomePod is only the latest example
    Business Insider2 days ago

    Apple is struggling to make and meet promises about when it will ship new products -- and the HomePod is only the latest example

    Apple had shown a growing tendency to delay or make vague promises about when it will deliver new products. The latest example is with its HomePod smart speaker, which it was supposed to release next month but now won't be available until next year. The vague and broken promises could lead to consumer

  • Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet
    Reuters2 days ago

    Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

    Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail. As of Friday, these tools were not yet for sale on Amazon. The main index they track inversely, the equal-weighted Solactive-ProShares

  • Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled
    Reuters2 days ago

    Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

    Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan. Investors have been hopeful that a tax bill under debate in Congress will boost corporate earnings and further fuel the stock market&apos

  • Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud
    AFP2 days ago

    Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

    Madrid (AFP) - A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.

  • Reuters poll: Major U.S. tax cuts not likely this year - economists
    Reuters2 days ago

    Reuters poll: Major U.S. tax cuts not likely this year - economists

    U.S. Republicans are not expected to push major tax cuts through Congress this year, according to a majority of economists in a Reuters poll, who in any case were skeptical that the legislation would provide a significant boost to the economy. While optimism about a tax overhaul has helped push the U.S

  • Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud
    AFP2 days ago

    Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

    Madrid (AFP) - A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.

  • U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase
    Reuters2 days ago

    U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding. The sharp rebound in home construction reported by the Commerce Department

  • Why same sex and Socceroos will boost economy
    Yahoo7 Finance3 days ago

    Why same sex and Socceroos will boost economy

    It was staggering to see the revelation that we had the longest run of job gains in 23 years and not one major newspaper thought it was worthy of a story, headline or pointer on their front pages! I know there are a lot of distractions at the moment in Canberra, with many of our politicians exposed as

  • Business Insider3 days ago

    Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

    Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. US markets are green Friday morning. The US dollar is falling after Robert Mueller issued subpoenas to members of Trump's campaign. WTI oil is rising.

  • Business Insider3 days ago

    The stock market is flashing warning signs

    Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget talks about the warnings being issued by a growing faction of fund managers, including John Hussman, the president of the Hussman Investment Trust and a former economics professor. Blodget sits down with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein to discuss

  • Construction giant Carillion's shares plunge 60% as 'horror show' continues
    Business Insider3 days ago

    Construction giant Carillion's shares plunge 60% as 'horror show' continues

    Company announces more financial issues, warning it may breach debt covenants. Carillion's stock is the most shorted in the UK right now. LONDON -- Shares in FTSE 250 listed construction firm Carillion dived by close to 60% early trading on Friday morning after it warned that it may breach a number

  • Tesla's sinking stock has made short sellers almost $1 billion
    Business Insider3 days ago

    Tesla's sinking stock has made short sellers almost $1 billion

    Short sellers betting on a decline in Tesla's stock have made almost $US1 billion in the fourth quarter. Tesla's recent stock woes stem from a bottleneck that's hurting production on its hotly-anticipated Model 3 vehicle. After nine months of having their bets absolutely annihilated by

  • The looming threat from supercorporations like Amazon is helping spur a new wave of megadeals
    Business Insider3 days ago

    The looming threat from supercorporations like Amazon is helping spur a new wave of megadeals

    Wall Street bankers say an improving global economy and confidence in the regulatory environment are playing a role. The looming threat of supercorporations like Amazon has many large companies evaluating whether they can be an end-game winner -- and whether they need to strike a deal to get there.

  • Business Insider4 days ago

    THE BOTTOM LINE: Huge market warnings, Keurig's political stand, and the future of the Fed

    Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget talks about the warnings being issued by a growing faction of fund managers, including John Hussman, the president of the Hussman Investment Trust and a former economics professor. Blodget sits down with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein to discuss

  • A $423 billion investor explains why tech stocks are defying a surefire sell signal
    Business Insider4 days ago

    A $423 billion investor explains why tech stocks are defying a surefire sell signal

    Measures of valuation like the cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio show that stocks are as expensive as they were just after the dotcom bubble. But tech valuations can be justified, according to Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors. That's because the largest companies are now

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

    By Joyce Lee and Jiwon Choi SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety

  • Business Insider4 days ago

    Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

    Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. US stocks are rising on Thursday after several days of declines. European and Asian markets also gain.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    China's Yixin Group rises 32 percent in Hong Kong debut

    By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Yixin Group Ltd , China's largest online car retailer, gained as much as 32 percent on their trading debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, benefiting from rising enthusiasm for technology stocks in the Asian financial hub. Yixin's debut is the latest in

  • Reuters4 days ago

    S&P, MSCI to blend telecom, media stocks in one sector

    Shares of companies specializing in telecommunications, media and entertainment will be combined into a single sector in a major overhaul of U.S. indexes, including the benchmark S&P 500 , S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI Inc said on Wednesday.

  • Business Insider4 days ago

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    Stocks are flashing an ominous signal not seen since the financial crisis. Stock market dispersion is widening and some technical indicators are flashing simultaneously for the first time since early in the financial crisis. Inflation slowed to an annual rate of 1.4% in October as telecommunication