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Recent articles by Stephanie:

Jeanswest collapses into voluntary administration, 988 jobs at risk

Australian-founded, Hong Kong-owned denim label Jeanswest is the latest retailer to enter voluntary administration, with the future of its 146 stores uncertain. → Read More

World's largest fund manager BlackRock cuts thermal coal exposure on climate concerns

After facing activist pressure over its position as a major investor in fossil fuel companies, BlackRock has vowed to toughen its stance on climate change. → Read More

Black Friday leads November retail sales rebound, with Christmas spending figures eagerly awaited

Retail sales rebound in November, with rising spending on clothing, household goods and at department stores, but economists say it is too early to call a resurgence of consumer spending. → Read More

Apple leads Wall Street rally as iPhone sales into China surge

The tech giant shipped 3.2 million iPhones to China in December, up by 18 per cent. Markets in Europe and the US make gains, providing a positive lead for the ASX. → Read More

Fashion retailer Bardot to shut 58 shops, hundreds of job losses expected

Womenswear chain Bardot is shutting the majority of its stores across the country, with just 14 bricks and mortar locations to remain open in New South Wales and Victoria. → Read More

Global markets rally as US-Iran conflict avoids escalation

Markets breathe a sigh of relief as the US and Iran appear to pull back from the brink of further conflict. The Australian share market could be set to rise, as Wall Street hits fresh records. → Read More

Australian dollar falls back below 69 US cents, US trade deficit at three-year low

The Australian dollar is weaker against a strengthening US dollar, while global stock markets lack a clear direction. Amid the US-China trade war, US exports climbed in late 2019. → Read More

US-Iran tensions rattle investors but boost commodity prices; ASX could rise

Gold prices hit near-seven year highs as investors seek a safe haven, while oil prices touched about $US70 a barrel before retreating. Futures are pointing to a positive start for the Australian share market. → Read More

Michelle wanted to buy a property but still take holidays — that's something her lender had to consider carefully

The corporate regulator has updated its responsible lending guidance and says banks should consider everything from streaming subscriptions to irregular work hours before making a loan. → Read More

Netflix shares fall after analyst warns subscriber numbers could slide, Wall St treads water

Streaming giant Netflix takes a hit after another broker downgrade, while choppy trade on Wall Street provides little clear lead for the Australian share market. → Read More

'Public and behind-the-scenes attacks': Amazon blames Trump for loss of $US10 billion contract

Markets are set for a shaky session amid a looming US-China tariff deadline and a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against the US Government by Amazon Web Services. → Read More

Australia's big four banks to be forced to keep more money in New Zealand

The big four banks will be forced to hold more capital in New Zealand after the country's central bank increased requirements, but analysts say there shouldn't be a need to cut dividends to fund it. → Read More

Westpac holds emergency board meeting as political pressure over money laundering breaches ramps up

The board of the banking giant meets amid the money laundering scandal fallout, as the Prime Minister calls for accountability at the top of the bank. → Read More

Global markets retreat on US China trade concerns, ASX could follow

European markets fell and Wall Street closes lower amid further uncertainty about a trade deal. The ASX may fall for a second day. → Read More

Wall Street at fresh highs amid mixed trade war messages, Huawei granted licence extension

The Australian share market does not have a clear lead to follow from overseas markets, with Wall Street slightly higher in late trade and a mostly weaker finish in Europe. → Read More

ABC to begin repaying nearly 2,000 underpaid staff next month

The ABC says 1,886 current and former employees who were underpaid over six years will begin receiving payments in December. → Read More

Fresh trade worries rattle Wall Street, ASX may open higher

After two days of falls, the Australian share market could be set to rise at the start of trade. Stocks on Wall Street give up some of their gains after reports US-China trade talks have hit a snag. → Read More

ASX eyes gains, Wall Street pares back as Trump says trade deal 'close' but is light on the details

US stocks pull back after tracking near-record highs, as Donald Trump says phase one of a trade deal with China could happen soon. ASX futures point higher. → Read More

Global markets mostly lower on trade uncertainty, Hong Kong protests but ASX may rise

European stocks lost ground, while Wall Street is mostly lower in late trade, despite a strong rise in Boeing shares boosting the Dow Jones. Futures are pointing to a slight rise on the ASX. → Read More

BMW subject to new urgent recall over different type of faulty Takata airbags

A different type of Takata airbag that poses a critical risk of death or serious injury may be contained in around 12,000 older model BMWs, and owners are urged to stop driving the cars immediately. → Read More