Asia-Pacific News Australia


  • Fairfax CEO: 'We Already Dominate Digital Space'

    Greg Hywood, CEO, Fairfax Media, describes the firm's strategy to battle falling print revenues given their unique position to drive growth in digital display advertising.

  • Residential Rejections of the Rich and Famous

    See who has been turned away from some of the region's most upscale digs.

  • A New Idea on How to Fix the Ratings Agencies

    Ratings agencies are back in the news thanks to a mammoth opinion out of an Australian court holding Standard & Poor's responsible for losses on structured debt products.

  • Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 stock index developed a remarkable recovery starting in June 2012, but now this rebound is threatened.

  • China Bashing Overdone

    Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. says that China bashing is overdone in the U.S. as jobs will not return to America even if they are cut in China.

  • Asian shares fell on Monday and the dollar firmed as investors shied away from risk ahead of the closely fought U.S. presidential election, the result of which could define a clear direction for broader markets.

  • State of Australia's Economy

    Nick Maroutsos, MD, Kapstream thinks Australia's economy has been fairly resilient in light of global uncertainty. He says a strong fiscal & monetary policy will help boost the national retail & hospitality sector.

  • Asian shares advanced to their highest in nearly two weeks with risk appetite returning on signs that a trend of global recovery is stabilizing, particularly in the United States and China.

  • Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Thursday as China's official and private sector manufacturing PMIs confirmed a recovering growth trend, boosting Shanghai markets whilst trying to convince regional investors the slowdown was bottoming out.

  • Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as investors regained risk appetite despite the absence of a fresh lead from Wall Street. Regional markets seem on course to end October on a positive note.

  • Asian shares slipped on Monday as investors switched their focus away from signs of stable U.S. growth, looking instead at tepid global corporate earnings and the uncertain economic outlook.

  • Asian shares slid on Friday while the yen steadied as investors shunned risk on concerns over corporate earnings, with the region's exporters struggling against shrinking global demand.

  • 3 Investment Calls to Watch

    Aadil Ebrahim, Managing Director, Bowen Asia says that he likes high quality Japanese exporters, Chinese domestic consumption stocks and local Indian plays.

  • Asian shares rose on Thursday as signs of recovery in China and the United States eased fears of deteriorating global growth, though generally weak corporate earnings continued to make investors wary.

  • ANZ CEO: Doing More With Less

    Mike Smith, CEO at ANZ says that the bank is continuing to invest and is becoming more productive, while learning to do more with less cost in its core franchises.

  • Asian shares were unable to hold onto gains on Wednesday, as investors stayed risk averse due to weak corporate earnings results worldwide and enduring worries over economic slowdown.

  • Asian shares were lackluster on Tuesday with the corporate reporting season getting underway in the region, as investors stayed cautious after global shares faltered overnight on weak earning reports and outlook.

  • Australian Bonds Still in Demand

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank says that there is still offshore demand for AAA-rated Australian bonds.

  • Asian shares ended mixed on Monday as some regional indexes recovered from earlier losses whilst others were weighed down by dented risk sentiment from lackluster U.S. earnings and a bigger-than-expected fall in Japanese exports.

  • Should Australia Drop the Idea of a Budget Surplus?

    The Australian government on Monday lowered its expectations for a budget surplus as falling commodity prices coupled with slower growth begins to bite, giving rise to the question: should the country drop the idea of a surplus?