The global economy may be slowing but economists aren’t calling it a basket case just yet with data showing that the pace of growth is fairly strong compared to the past few years.
Local shares appear set to open slightly higher, bouncing in the wake of Thursday's selling, as positive economic data and corporate news helps lift Wall Street.
A guide to what's on in the business world this week
The Labor Party and independent senator Nick Xenophon say they are willing to extend an olive branch to Finance Minister Mathias Cormann after they successfully disallowed his controversial financial advice regulations in the senate this week.
It would be easier to tighten Australia’s domestic tax laws rather than chase multinational corporations, former treasurer Peter Costello says.
The man in charge of the world’s biggest commercial rocket company, Arianespace, says China has triggered a space race and that Australia should take part by training astronauts instead of helping space tourist operations like Virgin Galactic.
After losing the battle to windback financial advice laws, Senator Mathias Cormann will need to carefully consider how he reacts to a report from an industry working group into the professional, ethical and educational standards of financial planners.
The BHP Billiton board has a tough job on its hands, ensuring the company remains prosperous despite the fact the prices of three of the major commodities that underpin its profit performance are in free-fall.