Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Australia's central bank confirmed on Monday it had been targeted by cyberattacks and that no data had been lost or systems compromised, but would not comment on a media report that a malware virus used in one attack was Chinese in origin.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A private collector has paid a world record AU$495,000 (US$508,000) for one of Australia's first coins, known as the “Holey Dollar,” auctioneers said Wednesday.
Australia's economy grew 0.6 percent in the three months to December thanks to a pick-up in exports but analysts warned the country's mining boom covered up weakness in other sectors.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Australia's central bank kept interest rates steady at 3 percent Tuesday, saying downside risks in the global economy appeared to have eased while there were signs previous cuts were working.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Australia's top triple-A rating appears secure despite high household debt and banks' high reliance on foreign funding, Standard & Poor's said Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Australia's biggest global insurer QBE said Tuesday it planned to cut annual costs by US$250 million and move 700 jobs to Asia over the next few years, as earnings came in below expectations.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A director at Australia's Qantas Airways resigned from the board Monday after being linked to scandals at Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world's oldest surviving bank.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Shares in Australian media firm APN News and Media plunged Tuesday after a walkout from board members over a capital raising dispute with major shareholder Ireland's Independent News and Media.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Australia's benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index surged above 5,000 points for the first time in almost three years Wednesday on bullish corporate earnings reports and consumer confidence data.