Fuller Treacy Money

From Bloomberg: Total debt of publicly traded non-financial companies in China and Hong Kong has surged to $1.98 trillion from $607 billion at the end of 2007. Some 63 companies have a debt-to-equity ratios exceeding 400%, compared to the average of 73%. In latest filings, 351 have negative ratios of... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

Our latest Livewire Poll of 1800 investors shows that the largest number of respondents believe that the biggest threat to the Australian market is China's economic slowdown. Approximately 33.3% believe that China's slowdown will have the greatest impact on the Australian market. Rising unemployment came in a close second at... Show More

Tom McKay

Congressional Republicans are now questioning the impact of a default as the debt ceiling deadline looms - Republican senator Ted Yoho said I think we need to have that moment where we realise we're going broke. I think personally it would bring stability to world markets. Show More

Livewire News

US stocks fell as the government shutdown entered its second day and ADP data showed US private employers added fewer jobs than expected, 166,000 jobs versus estimate of 180,000. The ADP report will likely be the only payrolls report markets get this week if the government remains shutdown (i.e. no... Show More