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"In his heart of hearts, I suspect, Buffett is probably a 100 per cent kinda guy," writes Levine.

Buffett too conservative on equities?

David A. Levine

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's advice to put 90 per cent of your investments in equities isn't enough, argues one contrarian.

The growing list of improbable developments is indicative of a global system that is signalling a major transition.

Risks poised to rise, says El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian

This week, financial markets were buffeted once again by events that not so long ago would have been improbable, if not unthinkable.

Forty-six per cent of young Australian workers plan on quitting their jobs in the next two years.

Millennials head for the exits

Natalie Kitroeff

More people are leaving their jobs, and disloyal young people may have something to do with that.

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Banks gripped in bear hug

Clancy Yeates

Are investors following the herd overseas, or is this week's $20 billion slump a sign of something more worrying?

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Flirting with the bear

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Alex Pollak

The bear is here, but will he stay? Having sold hastily, investors are faced with the same old quandary: Where to now?

Global stock rout worth celebrating

(FILES) - A driver is pictured after refueling at a Dijon's gas station on March 9 2011. Oil prices sank further to new ...
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Cheap oil is a tax cut for consumers, a healthy haircut for sovereign wealth funds, and a shot in the arm for the world economy.

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Eurozone output still lags 2008

An influx of immigrants has heightened political tensions and further shaken the eurozone's unity.
Jack Ewing

Even as much of the rest of the world has bounced back from the global financial crisis, however fitfully, the Continent's fiscal core remains soft.

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Deutsche Bank details $US5.4b bond buyback

Deutsche Bank is seeking to buy back bonds due between 2017 and 2026, according to the statement.
Katie Linsell

Deutsche Bank plans to buy back about $US5.4 billion of bonds in euros and dollars as it seeks to allay investor concerns about its finances.

'Toxic' ANZ team loses boss

There's been another shake-up in ANZ's markets division.
Jonathan Shapiro and Jemima Whyte

Eddie Listorti, who was named in allegations of 'toxic culture' at the bank, is leaving to establish his own fund.

Mining & Resources

'The oil industry is facing a crisis'

Crude prices surged briefly last month on speculation the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries would team up ...
Andy Hoffman, Grant Smith, Javier Blas and Angelina Rascouet

Thousands of industry participants gathered in London for their annual get-together, only to find a world awash in crude and hardly a life jacket in sight.

US oil futures surge most in seven years

West Texas Intermediate futures rose 12 per cent after settling at the lowest since May 2003.
Mark Shenk

Oil surged the most seven years as equities rebounded and the United Arab Emirates oil minister reiterated OPEC's willingness to engage with other producers.

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How huge 'Ponzi scheme' lured investors

Ding Ning, owner of Ezubao, speaks during an interrogation in an unknown location in an image taken from CCTV footage.
Emily Rauhala

Ezubao advertised on China's government-built bullet trains, and its executives schmoozed with state media big shots and Communist Party cadres. But it was the spot on CCTV's sober nightly newscast that sold one investor. "The government is behind it," she thought.

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Property Focus

Asian buyers: Reality or a metropolitan myth?

Asian capital targets CBD commercial towers.
Daniel O'Brien

The latest available Foreign Investment Review Board figures and ABS data show Chinese investment accounted for only 2 per cent of transactions in the Australian residential market.

Housing sector boosts Stockland

Carolyn Cummins

Stockland, one of the country's biggest home builders, has been boosted by the residential sector which help provide a 50.6 per cent rise in statutory profit to $696 million for the December half.

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Investing in start-ups

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull address the media ...
Mike NIcholls

There are many ways you can actively reduce your risk when investing in start-ups. Here are a few tips for those who want to get started.

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Lockout warning: Sydney 'in ruin'

Lockout laws have made people go "straight home to bed" and crippled the city's nightlife according the CEO of Freelancer.com.

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