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12/09/2017 | 8:33 AM  The iron ore miners featured in what was an otherwise lacklustre reporting season, while some big names disappointed.

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22/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Fitch has warned that BHP's plan to divest shale gas assets together with any increased level of shareholder payouts could impact the resources giant's credit profile.

22/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Mining giant Rio Tinto will return proceeds from the recent $US2.7 billion sale of its NSW coal operations to shareholders through a share buyback.

22/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  CBA could launch a share buyback in the next financial year to redistribute capital raised by the sale of its life insurance and global asset management businesses, according to UBS analysts.

22/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  In the age of historically low interest rates and record household debt, borrowers and their lenders are rightly being warned of implications from the normalisation of interest rates.

22/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Talks between Seven West and regional broadcaster Prime over combining their assets into a single media company have ended with the two unable to come to an agreement.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  A rise in global interest rates could have implications for debt-laden Australian households and the wider economy, Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe has warned.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Suncorp plans to increase its dividend payout ratio to appease shareholders as it ramps up spending to build a digital marketplace.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  A rich government contract and a new watch that helps anxious Aussie parents keep track of their kids has driven the share price of ASX-listed MGM Wireless up by more than two thirds.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  New eBay Australia boss Tim MacKinnon is unfazed by "hype" around the arrival of Amazon and says his online operation seeks to support traditional retailers rather than "destroy" them.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Seven Group Holdings wants to raise $400 million from investors to help it buy the remainder of equipment hire company Coates Hire.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Soul Pattinson has more than doubled full-year profit with strong performances from its investments in coal miner New Hope Corporation and internet and telco player TPG Telecom.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  The competition watchdog has lodged an appeal against the Federal Court's dismissal of its allegations that Medibank misled customers over changes to benefits.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Brickworks has more than doubled its full-year net profit as land sales and increased investment earnings helped the building products group to meet its guidance.

21/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Commonwealth Bank of Australia is selling the CommInsure life insurance business and its NZ equivalent to Asia's AIA for $3.8 billion.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  A senior analyst has described TPG's plan to build Australia's fourth mobile network as "risky" but thinks it could pay off in the long run.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Telstra chief executive Andy Penn says he lost a lot of sleep before the telco's board decided to deliver less of the company's profits to shareholders.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  The competition watchdog has expressed concern that big four bank profits are being boosted by regulation rather than the lenders' own performance.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Health insurer nib has launched a capital raising to help fund the $155.5 million acquisition of corporate health insurance provider GU Health.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder landed a $12.1 million pay packet in his final full year in charge of the Coles and Bunnings operator.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has seen his annual pay more than double in FY17 after his short term incentive payments were restored during the year.

20/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Seven Group Holdings has announced it will buy the remaining half of its stake in equipment hire company, Coates Hire, for $517 million.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  New Hope has swung to a $140.6 million annual profit after a first full year of contributions from its interest in the Bengalla coal mine in NSW.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Worries about the state of Australia's housing market, persistent high levels of debt and the high Aussie dollar convinced the Reserve Bank to keep its official interest rate on hold in September.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Ten Network creditors have voted to accept CBS's bid for the embattled broadcaster, rejecting a rival proposal from Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Home prices across Australia's capital cities have continued to lift, rising 10.2 per cent in the year to June, thanks to strong growth in Sydney and Melbourne.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  BHP says it will review its relationship with industry bodies following pressure from shareholders concerned about "obstructive or misleading" policy positions on climate change and energy.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  US media giant CBS has upped its bid for the embattled Network Ten only hours before creditors are due to meet to vote on the Australian broadcaster's future.

19/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  TPG Telecom has boosted full-year profit 9 per cent to $413.8 million but has cut its final dividend as it prepares to spend on the rollout of its mobile services.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  US equity investors could rotate out of high-yielding sectors and into stocks of banks, which would benefit from the next leg-up in interest rates, after the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting wraps up on Wednesday.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  ANZ is still in discussions over the future of its wealth business amid a report it has received two overseas offers to buy it, with at least one of them worth more than $4 billion.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  The past week has been the busiest for auctions since June but the clearance rate has fallen on a year ago and housing prices are flat.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Bruce Gordon has failed in an attempt to hold up CBS's takeover of the Ten Network after the NSW Supreme Court ruled the embattled broadcaster's administrator gave creditors sufficient information about his rival bid.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Rio Tinto chief financial officer Chris Lynch will retire next year after more than four years in the role.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Most Australian consumers are keen to buy from Amazon when it arrives but the majority of the nation's retailers have no plan to compete against the online behemoth, a new survey shows.

18/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  A new report reveals Australians' income has barely grown in recent years, though household wealth has risen, spurred on by higher property prices.

15/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce's annual pay has soared to nearly $25 million--catapulting him into the ranks of the best-paid bosses in Australian corporate history.

15/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Ten Network administrators KordaMentha have confirmed Australian media moguls Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon have made a fresh bid for the embattled broadcaster.

15/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  A Chinese firm specialising in making cider from mandarins is seeking to list on the Australian share market with the aim of raising up to $12 million and securing access to quality Aussie fruit.

15/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Fortescue Metals Group Nev Power will step down in February after seven years in charge of the mining company.

15/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes finds little to get excited about in the latest GDP numbers, while unravelling the truth about Australia's current energy crisis.

14/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Australia's unemployment rate has remained unchanged, but official figures show that the economy added far more jobs than expected in August.

14/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  The diversified global miner has reiterated its support for a carbon pricing mechanism, adding its voice to the growing chorus from corporate Australia calling for clear government policy.

14/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Myer says it will close a further three stores as it struggles to turn around sluggish sales amid weak consumer spending and growing industry competition.

14/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Slater and Gordon has launched a proposed class action against Vocus, alleging the telecommunications provider engaged in "misleading and deceptive conduct".

13/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  These are unexpectedly good times for the European Union, according to Andrew Hammond, an associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics.

13/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Myer's struggle to overcome sluggish consumer spending will be back under the spotlight on Thursday, with the department store giant expected to confirm a fall in sales amid its full-year results.

13/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Gold miner Newcrest has resumed ore extraction from the second section of its Cadia East mine in NSW, where operations had remained suspended since an earthquake in April.

13/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Morningstar's Peter Warnes discusses how you may want to position your portfolio in FY18, as geopolitical storms continue to rage and safe-haven assets feel the effects.

12/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  High dividend yield stocks such as telecoms and utilities are looking more tempting as investors become increasingly nervous about the outlook for equities and as US Treasury yields hover near a 10-month low.

12/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  The chief executive of Ardent Leisure's US business will step down in November.

12/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Cost-out remained a dominant theme for large-cap Australian companies in FY17, and looking ahead to FY18, they should be clearer on capex, says Peter Warnes, Morningstar's head of equities research--Australasia.

12/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  QBE chief executive John Neal will step down at the end of the year to be replaced by Pat Regan.

11/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Origin Energy's conventional oil and gas business Lattice Energy will lift its stake in the Otway gas project and related exploration fields in Victoria.

11/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Macquarie Group has flagged what it expects will be an improved first-half result due to stronger performance fees.

08/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Home loan approvals have shown a surprise lift in July, but the continuing decline in investor loans has underlined the effectiveness of recently-introduced lending controls.

08/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Australia's financial sector regulator has appointed three panel members to inquire into the Commonwealth Bank's governance, culture, and accountability.

08/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Investors should be aware of impending traffic changes and ensure a margin of safety is built into their "travel plans," Morningstar's Peter Warnes says.

07/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Santos and its joint venture partners at the Gladstone LNG project have agreed to divert about 30 petajoules of gas to the domestic market, in an effort to stave off government export curbs.

07/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Australia's trade surplus has slipped to its lowest level in three months, weighed down by a decline in LNG shipments and lower gold exports.

07/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Retail spending stalled in July after three months of growth, with weaker sales of household goods and in department stores offsetting stronger spending on food and recreational goods.

07/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  A drop in apartment building tempered overall construction activity in August, though the sector continues to grow due to large engineering projects and house building.

07/09/2017 | 2:47 PM  Pharmacies and drug supplier Sigma Healthcare says the outlook for fiscal 2019 is more positive after a challenging first half in the current fiscal year.

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