ASX set to edge higher to extend record…

BHP says costs at its giant Escondida copper mine are tracking lower than expected, while output from its petroleum unit will be at the lower end of 2020 guidance. The miner reported a 1 per…

Disproportionate: Afterpay takes on regulators

Afterpay, whose business model has faced heavy scrutiny given it does not trigger existing credit laws because its customers are not charged interest, wants regulators to give new models the benefit of the doubt. Former…

How I became a China sceptic

After the disaster of Maoism, China’s leaders made determined efforts to move away from personality cults and towards a more collective style of leadership. Term limits were established for the country’s president. Deng Xiaoping, who…

Prostate cancer survivors flex their muscles

When the first blood test for this cancer became available in the 90s, men were thrown into confusion. Grassroots force This PSA test, which measures for a protein called prostate specific antigen, is not always…

The case for no RBA interest rate cut…

"I certainly look at the [rate cut] decisions and I say, 'I don't know about that', but we are in unchartered waters at the moment so I think decisions should be respected," Ms Broadbent said.…