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Iron ore slump will hurt the budget

Iron ore slump will hurt the budget

The bigwigs in Canberra won't have that extra $4 billion to play with if iron ore continues its latest slide.

Business bites: dollar comes back … BHP smacked … Sage on track …

Business bites: dollar comes back … BHP smacked … Sage on track …

BHP slashes its interim dividend. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: gone are the spoils … casino revenues boil … where’s Canada’s oil? …

Business bites: gone are the spoils … casino revenues boil … where’s Canada’s oil? …

We're not even riding the wake of the resources boom anymore; it's all but vanished. And other business tidbits of the day.

The coal, hard truth: Chinese steel is the canary in the mine

The coal, hard truth: Chinese steel is the canary in the mine

The rise of cleaner energy sources adds a structural element to the ongoing downturn in demand for coal.

Business bites: cheese trough … no more cough … Barbie drops off …

Business bites: cheese trough … no more cough … Barbie drops off …

Seems Facebook and smartphones are just that much cooler than Barbie these days. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Canucks in the red … BHP misread … coal is dead …

Business bites: Canucks in the red … BHP misread … coal is dead …

Canada headed for recession, with same economic preconditions as Australia. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: Cashies cash-strapped … Aurizon’s cash trapped … spot price recap ….

Business bites: Cashies cash-strapped … Aurizon’s cash trapped … spot price recap ….

Cash Converters, ironically, is strapped for cash. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business Bites: Melco profits smashed … iron ore crash … Fifty Shades of Cash …

Business Bites: Melco profits smashed … iron ore crash … Fifty Shades of Cash …

James Packer's Macau casino faces falling profits. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business Bites: China slows … US grows … Abbott’s woes …

Business Bites: China slows … US grows … Abbott’s woes …

China's economy slumps in line with falling commodity prices. And other business tidbits of the day.

‘Catch-22’ — the paradox of peak oil in a volatile market

‘Catch-22’ — the paradox of peak oil in a volatile market

So long as economic growth is dependent on fossil fuels, we will suffer the gyrations of an increasingly volatile oil market.