The plunge in US stocks has infected Australian shares, with the local bourse opening sharply lower in a "bloodbath" after the Dow industrials hit its biggest one-day decline in history.
Argo has lifted first-half profit on the back of improved dividends from its investments in BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
Westpac chairman Lindsay Maxsted says criticism of the Australian banking sector is "warranted" but hopes a royal commission into alleged misconduct will restore trust and confidence.
Telstra has offered to compensate 42,000 customers after failing to provide customers with the fast National Broadband Network speeds they promised.
It’s a rare but unforgettable experience to spot a family of orangutans in the wilds of Borneo’s rapidly diminishing jungles.
Progress in increasing the proportion of female directors at Australia's biggest companies has plateaued, with concerns emerging that support for gender diversity in the nation's boardrooms could dwindle as momentum slows.