The ASX set for a flat start to the week after Wall Street steadied on Friday, while reporting season continues on in earnest.
Ross Gittins Use metrics as a substitute for thought rather than as an aid to hard thinking and there's a high chance it'll bring you undone.
Nassim Khadem The Google memo was "deeply biased" says EY's Uschi Schreiber but there's more systemic issues on gender inequality.
Jessica Irvine There is still good reason to expect wages growth will pick up.
Clancy Yeates Xinja, which hopes to lead a wave of new digital start-up banks, says moves to relax the strict licensing regime for the industry are already making investors more willing to back small challenger banks.
Darren Gray A vast improvement in BHP's results for fiscal 2017 compared to the previous year is expected to be among the highlights of a frenetic few days of reporting season this week, as the focus shifts gear to mining.
Carolyn Cummins Rebel shareholder Ariadne Australia has stopped pushing for four board seats at rival Ardent, with property developer Kevin Seymour and US-based Andrew Hedges withdrawing their nominations.
Colin Kruger If you thought house prices have gone through the roof, spare a thought for the Realestate.com.au (REA) director who decided to buy his first shares after a decade on the board.
Carolyn Cummins Mirvac has expanded its retail portfolio with the purchase of the remaining half share in the East Village in Zetland, Sydney from PAYCE Consolidated.
Ross Gittins So, the Australian Bureau of Statistics told us this week, the rate of unemployment fell a click to 5.6 per cent in July. Trouble is, most people know the official unemployment rate understates the extent of the problem.
Intereach bring advice on staying in your home for seniors.
Kathy Maloney comes away with the cookies at Henty.