Narayanan Somasundaram

Narayanan Somasundaram has been a journalist for 15 years with his career spanning news and features for two of the world’s biggest news organisation—Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

He started out as a journalist in a small city in South India and has worked his way through to Sydney via Bangalore and Mumbai.

Narayanan led coverage of Australian banks and fund managers at both Reuters and Bloomberg where he broke a string of stories across asset sales by banks, executive movements and regulatory changes. He also covered the frothy Australian real estate with a series of features that underscored the build-up of risk in the nation’s property market.

He has also had stints as a mergers and acquisition reporter both in Mumbai and Sydney and as a foreign exchange and bonds reporter in Sydney, where he kicked off coverage of global markets amid Brexit, the shock U.S. election win for Donald Trump and the European Central Bank taper tantrum.
Narayanan holds a degree in commerce and accountancy and a Masters in journalism. Narayanan enjoys his weekly game of tennis, Indian classical music, watching Formula1, MotoGp and cricket when the series pits Australia vs India.

What's Happening

THE JOB CREATION REPORT: Australia's jobs and skills of the future

Sydney can challenge Singapore as the region's fintech startup hub

International tourist arrivals surge but dollar could pose a challenge

Australia's top companies are yet to build capability to do business in Asia

Australian companies are leaning towards full-time workers again

Chinese exports growth continues to trend lower adding to signs of cooling foreign demand

Robots might soon be taxed in San Francisco

Australian retail sales growth run has come to an end

Australia's economy rebounds after slow start to year


Momentum may be coming off for Australia's manufacturing sector

Australian companies are starting to invest in plant and machinery again -- and that's welcome news

Amazon's grocery price cuts in the US are a sign of what's facing Australian retailers

THE MODERNISATION REPORT: How Australian companies can manage tech disruption and demographic change

THE MODERNISATION REPORT: How companies can deal with today's changing technology and demographics

Two Qantas long haul flights were forced back to Sydney with mechanical problems

CBA: Get ready for higher business investment in 2018

Australia's new love for apartments could complicate the RBA's job

The RBA just set out some challenges with an obscure economic threshold that can influence interest rates

The Aussie dollar is surging after jobs data smashed expectations

HOUSING SLOWDOWN: Sydney auction clearance rates just fell to a more than one-year low

$2.3 trillion and growing, yet almost half of Australians think pension savings isn't enough

UBS: Australian bonds at current levels are almost a sell

6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

CHARTS: It looks like Australia can continue to create enough jobs

6 things Australian traders will be talking about this morning

UBS: Don't chase short-term weakness in the British pound

CBA says Australian bonds should maintain their yield premium to US ones throughout 2017

Sydney and Melbourne just had their worst home auction clearance this year

UBS says it's time to cut back on Australian bank stocks

Macquarie has found the Australian companies with the biggest potential for buybacks and special dividends

CHART: Savings ratios in Australia point to looming household stress

The Australian dollar is at one-month high after the latest GDP growth results hit a recession-free record

Retail shareholders are throwing their support behind BHP activists seeking change

Foreigners interest in Australian government debt has ticked up again

Aussie dollar drops as data raises spectre of negative growth

NAB: This change in the labour market gives hope for wages growth

Sydney and Melbourne weekly home values are nudging up

A lot of Australians want to switch to fixed rate mortgages because they're worried about rate rises

Australian property auction clearance rates are starting to slip

Only 1 in 4 Sydney buyers will fully benefit from NSW stamp duty concessions

DEUTSCHE BANK: Here's why gold can go higher in the next three months

It's a 90-minute train ride to Sydney's most affordable suburb

Here's a sample of what cooling house prices can do to spending

The Australian dollar's retail sales boost was short-lived as other data underwhelmed

S&P doubts Australia's budget forecasts, adding that bank debt is a big risk for the country's AAA credit rating

CHART: Economic data is beating expectations across the globe

UBS just cut the 2017 earnings estimate for Australia's big four banks

This Australian lender will let you borrow interest only mortgages but not fully

Here's Soc Gen's global outlook with the famous 'black swans' chart