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


THE JOB CREATION REPORT


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