Stephanie Chalmers,

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Recent articles by Stephanie:

Closing and reopening during coronavirus shutdown rollercoaster takes toll on businesses

Shutting down a business isn't as easy or as cheap as simply turning the lights off, and neither is reopening. Nearly a quarter of businesses receiving coronavirus assistance warn they expect to close when the support is withdrawn. → Read More

Record low interest rates and coronavirus uncertainty fuel gold price rally

Deandra, 21, says having her savings in the bank is too tempting, so she's turned to precious metals to build an investment. With gold prices at a record high, who's buying gold and how? → Read More

Court finds online retailer Kogan misled customers with 2018 promotion; ASX posts late rally

Shares in online retailer Kogan tumble after the Federal Court finds its "tax time: promotion was misleading but the ASX 200 finishes higher after a choppy session. → Read More

ASX gains as miners rally and consumer sentiment deteriorates on concerns COVID-19 hit won't be short lived

People are feeling less confident about the outlook for the economy over the next 12 months, as well as over the next five years. The ASX 200 rises back above 6,000 points. → Read More

ME Bank chief executive Jamie McPhee resigns following mortgage redraw backlash

The industry super-owned bank will search for a new CEO, with Jamie McPhee set to leave at the end of the month. ME Bank faced backlash in May over reductions to some mortgage redraw limits. → Read More

Australian shares drop, as Wall Street collapses in final hour amid surging COVID-19 cases

Australian shares fall sharply, as coronavirus cases exceed 13 million and US market optimism fades at the eleventh hour. → Read More

Westpac faces potential class action over car loans that allowed dealers to inflate interest rates

Shine Lawyers plans to file a class action on behalf of thousands of car buyers — the latest in a slew of customer and shareholder lawsuits to arise from the banking royal commission. → Read More

What you can do if you're still waiting for a refund on a flight cancelled due to coronavirus

Some travellers have been waiting for months to get their money back on flights cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how to find out what you're entitled to and what to do if you're not getting it. → Read More

Swimwear brand Seafolly in administration, blaming 'crippling' coronavirus hit

The Australian brand, founded in Bondi in the 1970s, employs more than 120 people and is the latest retailer to collapse into administration. → Read More

ASX falls as rising coronavirus concerns fuel selling

The Australian share market opens firmly in the red, after rising coronavirus cases in the United States saw a sharp sell-off on Wall Street on Friday. → Read More

Westpac's win stands in 'wagyu and shiraz' home lending case as ASIC appeal dismissed

Westpac's win in the landmark 'wagyu and shiraz' responsible lending case stands, with the corporate regulator's appeal dismissed with costs. → Read More

Bank stocks lead rally on Wall Street as restrictions imposed in wake of GFC eased

Global markets rise, with bank stocks leading the gains in the US, as regulators ease some restrictions imposed on the sector in the wake of the global financial crisis. → Read More

IMF forecasts deeper global downturn, Dow Jones plunges as coronavirus cases spook investors

Global stock markets tumble, with the Dow Jones losing 710 points, oil prices slump amid rising coronavirus cases and fears of further lockdowns in the US. → Read More

Global stock markets rise as contraction in manufacturing and services activity slows in US, Europe

On Wall Street, the Nasdaq hits another record high, while data out of the US and Europe show the fall in manufacturing and services activity has slowed. → Read More

Tech stocks lead Wall Street higher, Australian dollar rises as US dollar falls

The major US indices close higher, with the Nasdaq setting a new closing record. The Australian dollar rises back above 69 US cents. → Read More

Australian share market falls on fears of coronavirus second wave

The Australian share market falls in early trade as concerns about a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hits travel and consumer stocks, but mining stocks rally. → Read More

Cancelled flights, marathon drives and ghost airports: Unai and Susana attempt to get home during COVID-19

Australia's busiest airport has seen passenger numbers fall by 98 per cent, so what's it like to travel as coronavirus turns the normally bustling terminals into ghost towns? → Read More

Can your boss make you take leave during coronavirus?

Some companies are asking employees to take annual leave but, with some state borders still closed and international travel off the cards, many don't want to use up their leave balances right now. Here's what your boss can and can't ask you to do. → Read More

Up to 75 Target stores to be closed, others converted to Kmart

Wesfarmers will shut up to 25 stores of the struggling Target chain and close 50 Target Country stores, as it shifts its focus to the better-performing Kmart. → Read More

Retail sales post record plunge in April, as coronavirus panic buying subsides

Sales of tinned food, toilet paper, rice and pasta all surged in March, but there was a pay back in April, with sales across all retail sectors falling as panic buying subsided. → Read More