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Slater & Gordon future hangs in the balance

Illustration: Simon Bosch.
Sarah Danckert and Ruth Williams

The hulking write-down on Slater's UK acquisition Quindell has put the company in a 'financially precarious' position.

Foreign ownership of Bonds may safeguard the future of the much-loved brand.

Size matters for Bonds' future

Catie Low

Australian brands don't come any bigger than Bonds but an offshore owner might be the safest way to shore up its future.

Carl Icahn started to sell out of Apple earlier this year  on concerns that the smartphone market is becoming saturated.

Should we be worried about China too?

Philip Wen

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has sold his entire stake in Apple on the back of concerns over China's economy and the risk of the country's influence on the stock. If he's worried, should we be too?

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Where next for the Aussie dollar?

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VIDEO: Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Philip Moffitt describes how different factors have been pushing the Aussie dollar up and down.

Behind the story with Adele Ferguson

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VIDEO: The recent expose by Adele Ferguson and Four Corners had all Australian's talking. Watch Adele as she shares behind-the-scenes insights.

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Hanes plan to double PacBrands profits

Pacific Brands CEO David Bortolussi.
Catie Low

American apparel giant HanesBrands plans to double Pacific Brands' operating profit in three years by plugging its iconic Australian labels into the might of its global supply chain.

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'American Idol' maker goes bankrupt

In its later years, the show relied more on its celebrity judges such as Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick ...
Christopher Mele

Weeks after its final show, the company behind the former blockbuster franchise has filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Changing city density needs understanding

Sydney's population is expanding at a rapid pace
Stephen Cox and Kevin Driver

It is expected that the current 41 per cent of Sydney's population living in medium-to-high density housing will soar through 50 per cent over the next five years.

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Ishidaya's seven-course dinner menu is served up at a leisurely pace by a husband and wife-team.

Inside guide: Tokyo's hidden gems

Lisa Murray

Exclusive tips from a stylish resident reveals a different side to the bustling city.

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Truth about stockmarket advice

There are a few elephants in the room when it comes to stockmarket advice.
Marcus Padley

There are a few elephants in the room when it comes to stock market advice. Things that no one will admit but we all know to be true.

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Four themes from Bank earning session

Away from the headline figures of the bank reporting season, bad and doubtful debts, capital, volume, and funding are the key themes that will drive bank investment. (This video was produced in commercial partnership between Fairfax Media and IG Markets)

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