Tatts Group chief executive Robbie Cooke says Luke Foley's plan to halt the group’s expansion of lottery sales could erode confidence among businesses dealing with the party in future.
Australian Pharmaceutical Industries chief executive Stephen Roche says the Lindt cafe siege in Sydney in December hurt consumer confidence and decreased the amount shoppers spent over Christmas, which might worry retail investors leading in to ahead of results season.
Another rally in CBA shares coupled with a strong day for Fortescue Metals sparked an intraday turnaround in the Australian sharemarket, which ended higher for a sixth straight session.
Australian shares shrugged off a negative lead from Wall Street to finish in positive territory on Thursday, led by the big banks and a good result from Fortescue Mining.
There's a consensus of gloom over the prospects of many of the world's largest economies at the moment which underscores the current need for caution in risk taking and gearing decisions.
Orica chairman Russell Caplan warns there is no short-term relief in sight for Orica’s struggling mining customers.
You can read about the complexities of the Greek election everywhere but let me make it simple for you with a brief analogy. Imagine two football teams. The American Team has 50 players that have utter faith in their coach and do what she says. They are top of the league. Then there is the European Team.
Those hoping for a quick recovery in the price of oil might end up being disappointed, with Goldman Sachs and Barclays forecasting the slump to continue for much of 2015.
€317bn. Over 175pc of national output. That's the enormous debt mountain that faces the new Greek government. It is the issue over which the country is set to clash with other countries in the eurozone.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey has accused Australia's powerful business lobby groups of failing to represent ordinary tax-paying businesses and instead pushing the interests of profit-shifting multinationals.