Office vacancies in Melbourne to surge amid glut, says Morgan Stanley

Melbourne's office vacancy rate will jump to about 11 per cent this year as supply outpaces demand, Morgan Stanley says.

About 3.5 million sq ft of space is expected to come on the market between now and 2015 in Australia's second-biggest city, analysts led by Lou Pirenc wrote in a report.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 5:47am

Melbourne tower to be tallest south of equator

Artist's impression of Melbourne's Australia 108, which will be the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Photo: AFP

Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, could possibly have the tallest building in the southern hemisphere after approval yesterday for a new 388-metre apartment and hotel complex.

19 Mar 2013 - 3:16am

Short Sport, February 27, 2013

Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday he would happily sign a contract for Melbourne to host the Grand Prix for 50 years, declaring "everybody loves Australia". 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Li Na shocks Sharapova to reach Australian Open final

“Every time I’m back in Australia, I always feel something here,” said Li Na. Photo: AFP

China’s Li Na stormed into the final of the Australian Open on Thursday with a straight-sets upset win over Maria Sharapova, leaving her one victory away from her second major title.

Li, 30, defeated the world number two 6-2, 6-2 in 1hr 33min and will now meet the winner of Thursday’s second semi-final between world number one Victoria Azarenka and American teenager Sloane Stephens.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Magical mystery tours

Graffiti in Hosier Lane, Melbourne. Photos: Corbis; AFP

Small groups, led by passionate experts, have given Carol West a whole new perspective on her hometown, Melbourne.

29 Sep 2012 - 11:50pm

Crafty ideas for children

Crafty ideas for children

Meet me at Mike's was the name of a well-known but now defunct craft store in Melbourne, but its spirit lives on in this book. 

23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am

Home prices in Melbourne tipped to fall further amid glut

Kew is one of the priciest suburbs of Melbourne, which remains the most expensive city in Australia. Photo: Bloomberg

Melbourne, where home prices have fallen more than in any other major Australian city, may see further declines as a record number of new developments approved in the boom years hit the market.

4 Sep 2012 - 11:45pm

Modern technology signals the death of the dead-heat

Did last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup flag the beginning of the end for the dead-heat in horse racing?

When Dunaden and Red Cadeaux fought out the tightest finish in 150 years of Melbourne Cups, the naked eye and even slow motion replays would have left it at a dead-heat but modern technology was less forgiving.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Everyone's a winner at Melbourne Cup party

Some of the fillies seemed to be getting a bit restless and the stallions looked to be sweating up badly before the start.

None of them was actually running in the Melbourne Cup, of course. They were all dressed to impress at an unseasonally hot Happy Valley racecourse, where it was the Australian Association of Hong Kong's Melbourne Cup Day.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cup's wish granted - but at what price?

What has happened to the Melbourne Cup has highlighted the double-edged sword of globalisation, familiar to the business world, but only just coming into focus for racing.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Jetlag the secret to getting the best out of horses

The failure and abandonment of John Moore's Melbourne tilt with Mighty High and Silver Grecian shows again how tough it is to win overseas, and it seems to get even tougher when the horses and the staff with them are away for an extended period.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Wake up and smell the kofta

When Frank Camorra was a child growing up in Melbourne in the 1970s, one major thing separated him from all his classmates: sandwiches. While he went to school with offerings made of Spanish ham, chorizo and fresh cheese drizzled with olive oil, his friends were munching on sugar sprinkles on buttered white bread. 'My schoolmates always made fun of my lunches,' he says.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Good call by Moore to take Mighty High to Melbourne

John Moore certainly pulled the right rein in taking Mighty High to Melbourne this Australian spring, with the stayer not only ending up the top weight in the A$2.5 million (HK$19.24 million) Caulfield Cup on Saturday but one of the strongest chances.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


What is the ideal city to live in? According to the latest report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, edging Vancouver out of top spot for the first time in 10 years.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

RICH pickings

Australia's millionaire property owners are increasing rapidly. According to latest market intelligence from RP Data, the number of suburbs with a median house price of A$1 million (HK$8.14 million) grew by 35 per cent last year, reaching 212 in December - 55 more than a year earlier, and 134 more than in 2005.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am