• Feature Article

    Global financial markets may be in the midst of a major moment in history

    ABC |  What's that old saying about wood and trees? For most of us, most of the time, it's not all that apparent when you're at a pivotal point in history.
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    Terrorists turn to bitcoin to raise money

    The Age  |  New York:Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organisation by Western governments and some others and has been locked out of the traditional financial system. But this year, its military wing has developed an increasingly sophisticated campaign to raise money using bitcoin.
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    The radical politics of futurists and fascists—and us, here, today

    The Economist |  Much of what exists originated as an inkling in the human mind. That enslaving other people is acceptable; that it is utterly heinous.
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    A bleak view of the future

    The Economist |  ARE millennials really different from preceding generations? Bartleby tends to be cynical about such claims, recalling how the youthful idealism of his own peers was tamed by parenthood and the need to pay the mortgage.
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    The literature of liberalism

    The Economist |  The fourth and final instalment in our project to build a reading list of great liberal thinkers.The definition of liberalism has long been the source of disagreement. The tension between its various strands—such as American progressivism, libertarianism and the classical tradition
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    The Economist’s new China column: Chaguan

    The Economist |  GIVEN his love of Chinese teahouses, Mr Yang, a retired academic from Chengdu, was born in the right place at a terrible time. Within living memory his home town, the capital of Sichuan province, had boasted more than 600 teahouses, orchaguan. Some were famous for storytellers or opera.
Today's Lead Article

'Very compelling argument': Apple chief Tim Cook raises Samsung concerns with Trump

Jennifer Jacobs and Mark Gurman  | 19 Aug 2019  |  Investing President Donald Trump said Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook voiced concerns about chief competitor Samsung Electronics getting an edge because its products, unlike Apple's, won't be subject to tariffs when imported by the US.

Leading Stories

Bunnings wants an Australian online store for Christmas

Dominic Powell |  22 Jul 2019  |  Investing

Shoppers anywhere in the country should able to buy pots, paint and power tools for Christmas online from Bunnings, with the home improvement giant planning to have its digital offering up and running by December.

'Very unusual' Hayne intervention adds to pressure on APRA

Clancy Yeates |  22 Jul 2019  |  Investing

A rare public intervention from banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne could be aimed at ensuring his recommendations are not watered down by financial sector lobbying, former watchdog Allan Fels says.