The inefficient pricing and opaque contracts which have bedevilled the domestic gas market are to be blown wide open with the government forcing the development of two gas trading hubs while also forcing open access to pipelines.
Investors are positioning themselves for diverging rate moves amid speculation the RBA will cut rates next week and the Fed will soon go the other way.
Alexandra Stevenson and Matthew Goldstein Sex, fear and videos surveillance: Secrecy at Bridgewater is so tight that employees are required to lock up their mobile phones when they arrive at work.
Patrick Hatch Annual inflation falling to a 17-year low hasn't been enough to stop market watchers rolling back their expectations of another interest rate cut next month.
Craig Torres The US central bank left interest rates unchanged, but suggested conditions are getting more favourable for an increase in borrowing costs.
Megan Gorrey Canberra business owners are the most optimistic they've been in five years, a survey has revealed.
Esther Han Eagle Boy Pizza's collapse is no big surprise. Its customers, more than that of any other pizza chain, are likely to be eating out at rivals in an average month.
Liam Mannix Chicken giant Nando's allegedly used private security guards to take over a restaurant as part of a war against its largest franchisee over expensive upgrades.
Isabel Reynolds and Keiko Ujikane The stimulus plan comes ahead of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting that ends Friday, which decide on further stimulus measures.
Brian Robins Nickel miner Independence Group has been quick to take advantage of the surge in its share price following the recent nickel price surge by launching a large placement while also turning to shareholders for funds.
What do you think of council's decision to progress the proposed third bin system to the next stage?
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