The Australian market is pricing in two rate hikes by the RBA over the next 12 months, despite the bank calling the top of the iron ore cycle.
Nick Toscano Plans for an $11 billion mega-merger of Australia's two biggest gambling companies have been dealt a devastating blow.
Jessica Sier Markets rocketed higher after the GFC as the US Fed unleashed quantitative easing, but now that's being reigned in, markets are unlikely to slump.
Patrick Hatch Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder is going out on a high, taking home a record $12 million packet in his final year in the retail conglomerate's top job.
Sarah Turner and Patrick Commins The ASX is mildly lower after Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea and traders wait for details from a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank predicts the Reserve Bank will raise official interest rates by 0.5 percentage points next year as the economy gradually improves, with the first hike tipped for May.
Cole Latimer The Australian Energy Market Commission has released what it calls a "last line of defence" against blackouts that incorporates renewable energy generation.
Colin Kruger The most humiliating news for former Network Ten executive chairman, Lachlan Murdoch, was that his former employees at the broadcaster didn't want him back.
Clancy Yeates The consumer watchdog wants the "four pillars" policy that prevents big bank mergers to be put under the microscope, saying there is an argument it insulates the banks from fierce competition.
John Collett Returns from Australian shares have not been as good as for most overseas markets.