Israel passes law to cap bankers' salaries

Israel will have one of the world's toughest curbs on bankers' pay after the government unanimously passed the relevant legislation. [Read entire story]

Island of stone money, Micronesian song and just a trickle of tourists

For people of the Micronesian island of Yap, whose stone coins are the largest in the world, life is a mix of staying true to traditional values and embracing modern tourism. [Read entire story]

AlphaGo victory raises concerns over use of artificial intelligence on stock market

Experts are concerned humans may not be able to predict the actions of artificial intelligence on financial markets given the success of Google's AlphaGo in beating grandmaster Lee Se-Dol at the game of Go. [Read entire story]

Finance News Update, what you need to know

Finance News Update, what you need to know [Read entire story]

Local News Corp boss to head Foxtel

News Corp Australia's boss has been appointed the new CEO of pay TV operator Foxtel. [Read entire story]

Tasmanian shipbuilder angry over police boat contract going to WA

A Tasmanian shipbuilder hits out over the awarding of the new police boat contract to a West Australian company. [Read entire story]

Melbourne IT sells domain name business

Melbourne IT is raising $15 million to help fund its acquisition of data analytics company InfoReady. [Read entire story]

Australia Post considering drone trial

Australia Post is considering using drones to deliver mail from the farmhouse gate to the farmhouse door. [Read entire story]

Wage growth will affect cash rate: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia says slow wage growth will keep inflation low and monetary policy will be "accommodative". [Read entire story]

Business conditions rebound in February

Business conditions have bounced back, with service sectors driving the improvement confirming non-mining momentum is continuing at the start of 2016. [Read entire story]

Union calls on corporate regulator to keep close eye on Queensland Nickel

The Australian Workers Union urges the corporate watchdog to closely examine Clive Palmer's moves to re-take control of Queensland Nickel. [Read entire story]

AC/DC frontman told to stop touring, risks going deaf

Australian rock elders AC/DC postpone the remaining dates on their US tour after lead singer Brian Johnson is warned he risks total deafness. [Read entire story]

Ramsay pulls out of China JV

Private hospital operator Ramsay Health Care has pulled out of a planned hospital joint venture in western China. [Read entire story]

Economic growth expected to dawdle

Sluggish business investment is expected to have been a drag on economic growth in the final quarter of 2015. [Read entire story]

Slater & Gordon shares suspended

Shares in law firm Slater & Gordon have been suspended as the company finalises its first half results for release next week. [Read entire story]

No Worley Parsons dividend as profit falls

Engineering and construction giant Worley Parsons is hanging on to its cash after net profit for the six months to December 31 slumped 78 per cent. [Read entire story]

Analysts expect record 1H profit from CBA

CBA will become the first of Australia's big four banks to report since they hiked their mortgage rates last year. [Read entire story]

Payouts to overshadow BHP, Rio results

Mining giants BHP and Rio will see a slump in earnings as the commodities rout takes its toll, but investors are focused on updates on dividend policy. [Read entire story]

House price growth tipped to stall

NAB has cut its capital city house price growth forecasts for 2016 to just one per cent. [Read entire story]

Slow start to 2016 for services sector

The services sector has had a weak start to the new year, with a fourth straight month of contraction, new figures from Ai Group show. [Read entire story]

SwiftKey nerds set for Microsoft windfall

The two Englishmen who developed the popular predictive keyboard SwiftKey have sold their company to Microsoft for a reported $A350 million. [Read entire story]

Building approvals rise in December

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released residential building approvals data for December. [Read entire story]

Growth baton passed to services

The growth baton has been passed from mining to services, making Australia vulnerable to Chinese consumer spending, HSBC's chief economist says. [Read entire story]

'Touch commerce' to take off in Australia

About a third of Australians browse shopping websites and apps weekly, but only nine per cent buy anything. Touch commerce could boost change all that. [Read entire story]

Sacked Queensland Nickel workers ‘frustrated’ over lack of information

A truck driver sacked from the Queensland Nickel refinery says workers are frustrated by the lack of information being provided by the company. [Read entire story]

China holds the line on yuan

China has held the line on the yuan, with global markets welcoming the lessened risk of a sustained devaluation. [Read entire story]

Megastar Millionaire wins investor vote

The developer of the Megastar Millionaire online talent competition, MSM Corporation, has made a promising start to trading on the share market. [Read entire story]

Century-old rail dream a step closer to reality as power turned on

It has taken 100 years of haggling between various state and federal governments, but the on-again off-again Moreton Bay Rail Link has finally gone live. [Read entire story]

Unemployment expected to rise to 5.9%

The unemployment rate is tipped to rise slightly to 5.9 per cent with the number of people with jobs to fall by 5,000, an AAP survey has found. [Read entire story]

ImpediMed considers heart failure trial

ImpediMed has set up a medical advisory board to advise it on the design of trials using bioimpedance spectroscopy to help assess heart failure. [Read entire story]

Mining sector unlikely to improve in 2016, but industry still viable: expert

The mining sector is unlikely to experience any significant improvements this year following a tough year of job losses, a South Australian industry expert says. [Read entire story]

China's December services PMI edges up

Services continue to outshine faltering manufacturing and construction in China as the outlook for the country's economic growth cools. [Read entire story]

Oil ends ugly 2015 with slight gain

Oil has ended an ugly 2015, with crude prices down 30 per cent, while commodity currencies were among the year's worst performers. [Read entire story]

Gifting an experience ‘brings no more happiness than material objects’

Finding an original gift idea can be tough, but a new study assures us a material object will bring the recipient just as much happiness as an "experience gift". [Read entire story]