The market's faith in commodities is wavering. Copper, zinc, nickel and oil have shown weakness and even the bullish assumptions on iron ore and coal are open to question.
The rise of Gen X
Some of Australia's biggest blue-chips have responded to challenging circumstances by breaking with tradition and installing younger chief executives. After years on the sidelines, generation X's time has come.
A cloud over Suncorp
It's not Suncorp's banking operations but its wealth management division that is to blame for its savagely reduced profit forecast and share price plunge.
To hell in an SUV
Is Australia, like the Ford Motor Company, really prepared to shoot itself in the foot by putting its addiction to big cars and fossil fuels ahead of economic development?