January 10, 2017 1
The scrapping of the 2006 treaty is a first step towards East Timor securing its economic future. But it will need all future breaks to go its way if it is to avoid economic collapse.
February 23, 2016
BHP slashes its interim dividend. And other business tidbits of the day.
January 19, 2016 1
Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel goes into administration. And other business tidbits of the day.
January 15, 2016 3
So who'll foot the bill for all the big mining companies bad investments? Hint: not the mining companies.
January 13, 2016 1
Oil has crashed through the US$30 a barrel mark. Plus other business bites of the day.
November 30, 2015
Expect data, data and more data this week. And other business tidbits of the day.
September 14, 2015
Takeover looms. And other business tidbits of the day.
July 16, 2015 5
Canada headed for recession, with same economic preconditions as Australia. And other business tidbits of the day.
June 1, 2015
Greece's Syriza party could split over economic policy. And other business tidbits of the day.
January 16, 2015 4
Years of self-centred Western foreign policy has left Russia disenfranchised. But there is a way forward.
December 1, 2014 14
Falling commodity prices and even bond rates will undermine the government's budget planning, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
September 2, 2014 10
Australia has been stealing billions of dollars from one of our poorest neighbours, writes Clinton Fernandes, associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Canberra and specialist in Australian foreign policy.
September 23, 2013 4
The Al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan shopping mall was retaliation for Kenya's intervention in Somalia, writes United Nations adviser in Nairobi Robert Johnson. And there's also the matter of oil ...
February 29, 2012 87
Forget declining oil, there is a new global oil rush. The US has an estimated 2 trillion barrels of shale oil reserves -- about 70% of the world’s total and eight times the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia.
October 6, 2011 1
It’s hard to stress enough the importance of spring, of getting some edible stuff into the garden and the subsequent joy of harvesting.
May 31, 2011
The five decade-long United States embargo against Cuba could finally be lifted after the discovery of an enormous oil field in Cuban waters, explains Richard Farmer.
February 23, 2011
Uncertainty in the Middle East has a price, as reflected by 1 April futures for Brent crude oil published on the ICE Exchange last night, writes Richard Farmer.
February 22, 2011
As tensions rise in Libya against dictator Muammar Gaddafi, as does the price of oil across the world. Vivienne Walt explains the role of the liquid gold in the unstable nation.
December 9, 2010 1
Shell Australia chairman Ann Pickard once claimed to the US government that the oil giant had staff posted throughout Nigerian government ministries, ensuring they could keeping tabs on regulation in the oil-rich nation, a cable released by WikiLeaks says today.
September 2, 2010 9
Wouldn’t it be funny if we spent so long arguing about what to do about climate change that we ran out of cheap oil first? It is not beyond the realms of possibility, writes Dr David Ingles.