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Why you should consider a reverse mortgage

Why you should consider a reverse mortgage

For those panicking about how to fund retirement, savings are not the only resource. Unlocking equity in the home is another option. Over the next 40 years an estimated 7 million people are expected to start living off their own savings, largely in the form of accumulated superannuation. But with a dearth of retirement income products and volatile investment markets, there are concerns over how retirees will manage their financial affairs to make their super balance last.

Rise of alternative treatment hits taxpayer’s purse

Rise of alternative treatment hits taxpayer’s purse

Private health insurers' acceptance of alternative treatments has boosted their credibility but hit the private and public purse.

Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill mine headache

Falling iron prices threaten Gina Rinehart's 23-year quest to become a miner. But can Australia’s richest woman weather a perfect storm of plunging iron ore prices, red tape and contractor disputes?

Greenback’s rise makes US Fed’s rate decision tricky

How does the Fed raise rates in the world's largest economy without unleashing too much chaos across currency, equity, commodity and credit markets.

Open season on top bankers making the move

Open season on top bankers making the move

Now that the stars of investment banking have pocketed their lucrative bonuses the annual poaching season has started, and it's proving to be the hottest in four years.

Short courses in NSW attract would-be real estate agents

All roads lead to NSW for would-be real estate agents who can gain qualifications in courses as short as nine days, according to industry chiefs.

Clive Palmer's influence gone after Glenn Lazarus defects

The defection of Glenn Lazarus from the Palmer United Party has done little to boost the government's prospects of passing stalled budget measures, including its higher education changes.

Winning strategies for currency wars

Winning strategies for currency wars

As the US dollar rises, investors looking to profit are advised to look to sharemarkets in Japan and Europe.

Why superannuation attracts meddling politicians

Almost $2 trillion is sitting in a big piggy bank labelled 'Australian retirement savings' but politicians of all varieties can't help trying to prise it open.

Kinghorn’s stormy successful career

Kinghorn’s stormy successful career

Businessman John Kinghorn has a habit of success across his many ventures, but the damage he leaves behind is another matter.

Investors’ inside view of TPG billionaire

Investors’ inside view of TPG billionaire

Notorious reclusive, TPG founder David Teoh, has earned widespread praise from backers.

Abbott’s errors the  big issue for Baird

Abbott’s errors the big issue for Baird

Laura Tingle | Tony Abbott's unforced errors are a liability for Mike Baird's campaign in NSW.

Markets Summary

Change % Chg
S&P/ASX 200 5896.2 17.1 + 0.29%
Dow Jones 17678.23 - 40.31 - 0.23%
FTSE 100 6895.33 - 95.64 - 1.37%
SPI 200 JUN5 5899.000 14.000 + 0.20%
AUD/USD 0.7831 0.0005 + 0.06%

Markets Data »

Price % Chg
PDN PALADIN $ 0.405 + 3.85%
MSB MESOBLAST $ 3.710 + 3.63%
LNG LNG LTD $ 3.130 + 2.62%
SKE SKILLED GL $ 1.230 + 2.50%
CTD CORP TRAV $ 11.710 + 2.36%

Markets Data »

Price % Chg
CAB CABCHARGE $ 4.725 - 3.18%
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.185 - 2.63%
NWS NEWS CORP $ 20.410 - 1.88%
AAD ARDENT LEI $ 2.215 - 1.56%
SGH SLATER & G $ 7.490 - 1.45%

Markets Data »

Street Talk

Whitehaven secures a strong haul from lenders

Whitehaven secures a strong haul from lenders

Deutsche Bank says Whitehaven’s effective interest rate on its debt will drop to under 5 per cent from 6 per cent, after the coal producer announced a $1.4 billion refinancing.

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Sydney Airport’s Kerrie Mather eyes second airport

Kerrie Mather has her sights on Sydney’s controversial second airport at Badgerys Creek.

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Opinion

Matthew Stevens

Lynas needs a new security blanket

Matthew Stevens

Amanda Lacaze accepts with an easy chuckle the idea that she might be leading Australia's toughest turnaround task.

Editorial

Prepare for ageing first, homes later

Editorial

Joe Hockey's suggestion that workers dip into their super to pay for midlife reskilling in a world where careers are longer and knowledge dates quickly seems flexible and imaginative.

OECD sets land tax as next apple of reformer's eye

OECD sets land tax as next apple of reformer's eye

Joe Hockey is right: the GST probably will start to lose some of its revenue-raising power as people increasingly use the internet to shop overseas.

Business

Southern gas explorers yearn for NT fracking approach

Southern gas explorers yearn for NT fracking approach

Drilling Down | Gas drillers in the south-east, frustrated by moratoria and multiple parliamentary inquiries, wish the common-sense approach taken in the Northern Territory would filter south.

Technology

iiNet customers have the most to fear from the TPG deal

iiNet customers have the most to fear from the TPG deal

Comment | Whatever the acquisition of iiNet by TPG means to the finances of investors and the Perth-based ISPs well-respected founder Michael Malone, the deal is a huge change in the landscape for Australian internet users, and iiNet customers have the most to lose.

TPG to give Telstra a run for its money over broadband

TPG to give Telstra a run for its money over broadband

Chanticleer | CEO David Teoh has laid the groundwork for TPG to give Telstra a good run for its money when the NBN rolls out.

Markets

Greenback retreats on rate rise timing debate

Greenback retreats on rate rise timing debate

After pushing the US dollar to its strongest level in 12 years, the bulls are in retreat. At least for now, with the US currency extending losses after retail sales unexpectedly dropped.

Lifestyle

Daniel Ricciardo to chase Mercedes duo at Melbourne

Daniel Ricciardo to chase Mercedes duo at Melbourne

The 2015 Formula One launches in Melbourne this weekend with the rest of the field trying to catch the Mercedes team.

Communal apartment spaces go posh

Communal apartment spaces go posh

Sumptuous lobbies and elegant communal areas — even a tennis court — are on the way in new apartments.

Aston Martin by two

Aston Martin by two

We test two plush and thoroughly British models of the Aston Martin, the Vanquish and Rapide S.

Panasonic’s DMC-GF7 takes selfie masterpieces

Panasonic’s DMC-GF7 takes selfie masterpieces

John Davidson‘s Panasonic GF7 is set to maximum soft skin, defocus, and slimming.

Latest TV

RBA eyes diving dollar, low rates

Consumers are finding more ways to save money, and the impact on business confidence won't please the RBA.

Residents take rezoning initiative

Neighbours are joining forces to get a better deal from developers in recently rezoned areas.

How cheaper gadgets boost the services sector

The services sector is booming as technology gets cheaper, but there's one big problem.

Why working parents shouldn’t feel guilty

Working parents shouldn't fear guilt, and there are steps to minimise the impact a job has on your children.