Next year is shaping as another pivotal one for financial markets. We have asked a number of top investors and analysts which indicator they will be watching particularly closely.
Telstra will begin planning and design work on the National Broadband Network early next year as part of a new four-year deal, worth up to $390 million, to assist NBN Co with the rollout.
The Fed sent global sharemarkets into a frenzy, with the ASX recording its strongest day in a year and a half.
Boral chief executive Mike Kane has hailed the trade union royal commission’s interim report as “a powerful and authoritative endorsement” of Boral’s stand against illegal activity by the Victorian CFMEU.
PepsiCo wants in. So do Caterpillar and Marriott. Within hours of the US's historic move to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, companies have started positioning themselves to enter a market they have not been in for the better part of 50 years - if ever. But don't expect to see a McDonald's on every corner.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau for his first official visit in five years, the message from Beijing is clear: the world's biggest gambling centre cannot remain a one-industry town -which could increase pressure on international casino moguls such as Steve Wynn and James Packer.
Restaurants and other seafood retailers should have 12 months to begin labelling seafood with country of origin information, a senate committee has recommended in a partial win for Greenpeace and other campaigners.
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